Scholarships & Fellowships

Yale-NUS Chen Chong Swee Scholarship

The Yale-NUS Chen Chong Swee Scholarship is a merit-based award that annually supports one graduating student or alumnus/alumna of any nationality who is admitted into a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts, in Singapore or overseas, in the area of visual art, art history, and/or Southeast Asian / Asian Art. The award will cover tuition fees, up to two years of study, and will be awarded only should there be a suitable candidate, in a specialization that emulates the legacy of Mr Chen Chong Swee.

Applications and supporting documents should be submitted online via Symplicity by 23:59 Singapore time on 6 March 2020.

This scholarship is a merit-based award open to any nationality. Applications are invited from candidates who meet the following conditions:
• A graduating student or an alumnus/alumna of Yale-NUS College (no upper age limit);
• Applying for and/or admitted into a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts in the area of visual art, art history, Southeast Asian / Asian Art, in Singapore or abroad, for the next academic year. (Candidates should notify the CIPE administrator as soon as they receive a decision on their applications.); and
• Intention to contribute back to Yale-NUS College.

Documents Required for Application
The following supporting documents should be submitted through Symplicity:

  • Applicant’s latest curriculum vitae
  • A short statement of purpose explaining interest in this scholarship (word limit: 200 words)
  • A copy of the letter(s) of offer from each university applied to for admission to the graduate programme (highly recommended, but not required)
  • A copy of the letter(s) of offer for other scholarship(s) and/or award(s) applied for and the outcome of these applications (if applicable)
  • Two references. One of these recommenders must be external to the College. The names and contact information of the recommenders is sufficient, a recommendation letter is not required.
  • Completed Personal Particulars Form (available on Symplicity).
  • A portfolio of artworks (guidelines below), or one art history paper for art historians
    • 10-20 images (captions must follow standard format)
    • <5 min video (anything over 5 minutes will not be part of the review by the selection committee)

Application Announcement: late January
Application Closing Date: 6 March 2020
Faculty Selection Committee Deliberations: mid March – late March
Academic Committee approval: late March – early April
Announcement of Chen Chong Swee Scholarship award: early April

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Jenika Kaul
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