Scholarship and Grants

INTRODUCTION

The Muis Postgraduate Scholarship aims to develop local Muslim scholars and learned persons specialising in various fields of study relevant for the continuing development of the Singapore Muslim community. As the community faces more complex issues and challenges, we need specialists and thought leaders to provide enlightened solutions and profound guidance for the community to lead a progressive and vibrant religious life

OBJECTIVES

The Scholarship aims to:

  • Create more opportunities for deserving individuals to pursue further studies in areas relating to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, relevant to the community’s progress and development.

  • Increase the pool of local Muslim scholars and learned persons specialising in various areas related to Islam and Muslim societies.

  • Raise the quality of local Muslim scholars and learned persons within the Muslim community.

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

Outstanding graduates (both Madrasah & non-Madrasah) from local and overseas universities with a keen interest to pursue further studies on Islam, Muslim societies and other relevant fields.

FIELDS OF STUDY

The following are the preferred fields of study:

  • Islamic Sciences (such as Qur’anic Exegesis, Study of Hadith, Jurisprudence, etc)

  • Islam and Contemporary Thought

  • Islam and Interfaith Studies

  • Islam and Comparative Religion

  • Islam and Comparative Law

  • Islamic Education (Madrasah Curriculum and Instruction)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AWARD

The scholarship is awarded for full-time postgraduate studies at reputable learning institutions locally or overseas. It includes tuition fees, living expenses, costs of relevant developmental programmes and other approved fees. This will be provided for the candidates within the stipulated period of study. For Masters programmes, this is limited to two years while for PhD programmes, it is capped at five years.

Upon completion of studies, successful candidates will be required to serve a bond with Muis or other approved agencies in consultation with Muis.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be Muslim citizens or permanent residents or children of Singapore citizens or permanent residents (who have resided in Singapore for at least 5 years before the date of application);

  • Have obtained outstanding Bachelors Degree or its equivalent in any field of study;

  • Preferably be between 21 and 40 years old at time of application

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Eligible applicants will be assessed based on the following (not in order of importance):

  • Academic achievement, track record in religious and/or community activities and relevant experience;

  • Applicant’s potential and commitment to contributing towards the development of the Muslim community in Singapore;

  • Benefit and value of the training to the applicant and to the development of the Muslim community in Singapore;

  • Financial background of the applicant

 

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently reviewing the applications process. All updates will be informed accordingly.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

All application forms, supporting materials and confidential letter/s must reach Muis by the closing date at the stipulated time. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submission via post or hand-delivery:
Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Muis Academy
Muis Postgraduate Scholarship Secretariat 
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura 
Singapore Islamic Hub 
273, Braddell Road, Singapore 579702 


Submission via email:
Please email the documents in PDF format to academy@muis.gov.sg (the entire size of the document should not exceed 1MB). All documents must be categorized appropriately (according to the Annexes as highlighted in para (V) page 3 of the application form). Only application forms which bear the original signature of the applicant are accepted.

Note: Submission through fax will not be accepted.

SELECTION PROCESS & NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

All applicants will be assessed and only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Muis Scholarship Committee.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the result of their application. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore does not enter into correspondence with regards to the reasons of non-selection of candidates. The decision made by the Committee is final and appeals will not be entertained.

FURTHER QUERIES

Please click  here (PDF, 75KB) for the FAQs on the postgraduate scholarship and the SISS Award. . If you need further information contact us at Muis Mainline: 6256 8188 or Tel: 6359 1176. Alternatively you can send your queries via email: academy@muis.gov.sg.

Last updated on 10/4/2018