Pradap Kow Scholarship Fund

By | February 5, 2017

Pradap Kow Scholarship Fund

The Pradap Kow Scholarship Fund is an endowment established by the estate of Mr Koh Choon Joo (deceased) in remembrance of his wife, Madam Pradap Kow who was also a teacher during her time. The income generated from the invested fund is used to fund postgraduate scholarships.

Eligibility to Apply


  • Master’s programme (by Research) at the National Institute of Education.
  • Area of research shall have direct implications for pedagogy or education policy in Singapore.
  • Preference shall be given to Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.
Tenure of Award


  • The Scholarship shall be awarded to the candidate for a maximum of two years of study.
  • The candidate must, when awarded the Scholarship, undertake to study on a full-time basis.
Value of Award


  • A monthly stipend of S$1,500, effective from the date of commencement of the Master’s programme.
  • The Scholarship will also cover the amount of Research Fee and Computer Fee for a maximum of two years of study.
  • There shall be no bond of service in Singapore attached to the Scholarship.
Selection Criteria

The area of research shall have direct implications for pedagogy or education policy in Singapore.

In making its recommendations, the selection committee shall consider the following:

  • Academic record
  • Research proposal
  • References
  • Work experience

Applicants would also have been required to meet the general entry requirements to Masters’ programme and other specific conditions.

Withdrawal of Award

The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if in the opinion of the University / NIE the progress or behaviour of the scholar has not been satisfactory.


Applications must be made on the prescribed forms and submitted to the Dean, Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Learning at the times stipulated.

Frequency of Award

Subject to the University’s prevailing spending policy, the scholarship may be awarded in each academic year. However, the Selection Committee can decide not to award the scholarship if there are no suitable candidates.


The President may, in his or her discretion, waive any of the provisions of these rules.