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PhD Program

The Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law , Singapore Management University is launching its second program of sponsoring PhD candidates at their final year of thesis writing to come to SMU for six months, beginning from October 2018 to Match 2019, with some flexibility. The monthly stipend is S$2,000 (Singapore dollar) and an one-off insurance fee of S$1500. In 2017, we hosted one PhD student from Renmin University of China, who has completed his defence and got his doctoral degree in June. The other PhD candidate we hosted from Maastricht University, is now preparing his defence later this year.

It is suggested that in the proposal that the six month stay in Singapore is broken down into several stages, and indicate the research goals that you want to achieve in those stages. Please also indicate the significance and relevance of the research for Singapore and Asia. While working on research proposal, please incorporate and factor in the work ARCIALA has been doing or published, which is available at:

Interested PhD candidates should submit their CV and research proposal to before July 9 2019.

Last updated on 29 Jun 2018 .