The Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is one of the premier places for legal research in Asia. It has an active research culture with seven research centres, an intense and diverse array of research events and seminars, and large numbers of eminent researchers visiting it from around the world.

In 2023, the Law School was ranked 9th and 12th globally by the Times Higher Education and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 

NUS Law is offering several fully funded places for its PhD programme starting August 2024.

Successful applicants will receive (i) a monthly stipend of between S$2,200 and S$2,800 per month (please click here for the full list of scholarships available), and (ii) a full tuition fee subsidy for a maximum of four years.

PhD students who successfully pass the Doctoral Candidate Qualifying Exam will receive an additional monthly stipend of up to S$500 per month.

In addition, NUS Law will provide funding for research expenses and conferences up to a maximum of S$8,000 during the period of the programme.

Outstanding applicants in any field of law are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Faculty Research Interests here.

The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2023. Application instructions and requirements can be found here. For any enquiries about these positions, please e-mail

You can also view the profiles of current PhD students here.

[Download the Call for Applications]

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