Applying to Graduate School

6. Graduate School Resources

The resources below are meant to help you gain more clarity and make informed decisions for your graduate education. They are not exhaustive; use them as a starting point for further research and for discussions with your CIPE advisors, professors, contacts at your chosen graduate schools, classmates and family.

General – Database of graduate school programmes worldwide, including application and financial aid advice.
The Princeton Review – Graduate school reflection, application and financial aid advice, test prep strategies and career insights.
Petersons – Graduate school selection, test prep, essay writing and financial aid resources.
Resources by Re-envisioning the Ph.D. – This project by the University of Washington provides application and career guidance for students considering a doctoral degree.
The Public Health Graduate School Viewbook, by ASPPH (Association of Schools & Programmes of Public Health)

Standardised Tests

Financial Aid

As a rule, you should first explore funding options within the graduate programme or department where you are applying. The non-exhaustive list below mainly contains external funding sources.

CIPE-curated Listing of Postgraduate Fellowships
A*STAR Graduate Scholarship Singapore – for Singapore citizens and PR only
BrightSparks Singapore Scholarships – select “I am a Master’s student looking for Scholarships.”
Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships – for Singapore citizens and PR only
CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
DiversityAbroad – scholarships for minority and underrepresented students
FastWeb Scholarship Database
GoGrad Graduate School Scholarships – grants, scholarships and loan programmes.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Database
Peterson’s Grad School Scholarship Database
Singapore Public Service Commission Scholarships – for Singapore citizens and PR only
Scholars4Dev – scholarships for people from developing countries, people interested in development work, or those seeking global and national development through further education.
UCLA’s GRAPES Database – scholarships, grants, fellowships and post-doc awards.

Career Resources for Advanced Degree Holders

Academic360 – academic faculty, staff and administrative job opportunities, professional association listings, career guidance. Mostly US-oriented.
Inside Higher Ed – News, opinions, career guidance and professional development resources for the higher education field.
PhD Career Guide – Career paths available to PhD graduates and career interest evaluation tools.
Where to Find Information on Nonacademic Careers (Chronicle of Higher Education) – Resources for Ph.D. graduates interested in pursuing careers outside of academia.
NIRA’S World Directory of Think Tanks  – Public policy research institutes in 100 countries.