Postgraduate Scholarship (2022)


The ACMS postgraduate scholarship is awarded by Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore (“ACMS”) to outstanding Singapore registered TCM physicians who are keen to pursue either a Master’s degree or PhD programme in TCM offered by approved overseas universities OR a health care science related Master’s degree or PhD programme offered at local universities (part time). The scholarship aims to nurture a pool of talented physicians to help advance Singapore as a leading TCM research centre in the world.


  • Singapore Citizens.
  • Registered TCM practitioner under Singapore TCMPB.
  • Full-time practitioner working for an accredited TCM organization with at least 2 years practicing experience or full-time student (TCM Practitioner).
  • Possess excellent academic records and demonstrate outstanding personal behavior/conduct.
  • Has an excellent track record in leadership and community service either within and/or outside the TCM profession.
  • Satisfies criteria for and has gained admission into a full-time TCM Master’s degree or PhD programme at a university in PRC or a health care science related Master’s degree or PhD programme (part time) in a local university approved by the Academy. Should not start programme at the time of application.
  • Has a strong interest in pursuing a research career in TCM.
  • Has not hold any other scholarships, bursaries, study loans, grants or awards at the time of application.
  • Has not been convicted in Singapore and/or other countries and is not under any criminal investigation at the point of application.
  • No disciplinary record under TCMPB.


Applicant needs to submit the application form with a recent passport -sized photograph and attach a copy of the following documents to ACMS:

  • A personal essay to describe applicant’s area/s of interest and motivation for pursuing a TCM research career.
  • Photocopy of degree certificates and academic transcripts.
  • Three Recommendation Letters (two of which must be academic referees).
  • Any documents which support applicant’s track record/achievements in employment, community service or volunteer work.
  • Indicate your NAME and NRIC number at the top right-hand corner of all documents before submission.


Applicant may choose to study at overseas institutions or local universities accredited by ACMS.


  • Full coverage of tuition and other compulsory fee stipulated by the university/institution
  • Allowance;
    • Overseas TCM study: S$1,250/- per month or S$15,000/- per annum
    • Local part time study: S$80/- per month or S$960/- per annum
  • Annual book allowance of S$500/-;
  • One-off economy class return airfare for travel between Singapore and place of study for the whole duration of study;
  • One-off laptop allowance of S$1,500/-.


The Scholarship is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable on a yearly basis subjected to good academic performance. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 3 years for both Master’s and PhD scholars.


  • Award recipient is encouraged to volunteer for the Academy for any research projects and ACMS activities.
  • Scholarship recipient may not, without the approval of the Academy, hold concurrently any other scholarships, bursaries, study loans, grants or awards.
  • Scholarship recipient’s academic performance will be reviewed every semester.
  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time, in the opinion of the Scholarship committee, if the scholarship recipient’s progress, conduct or, TCM practice record is deemed unsatisfactory. A repayment, with the discretion of the Scholarship committee, may be imposed.
  • If the scholarship recipient decides to terminate the award prematurely, a repayment, with the discretion of the Scholarship committee, may be imposed.


Upon completion of studies, scholarship recipient is expected to contribute to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) related industry/organization registered by TCMPB for a bond period of 3 years for both Master’s and PHD programme.


  • Interview by panel.


  • Application period: 26 November 2021 to 4 March 2022.
  • All application forms with attached supporting documents must reach ACMS Secretariat by 5pm on 4 March 2022.
  • Only shortlisted applicant will be informed for an interview via email by May 2022.

Please include your NAME and NRIC at the right-hand corner of all supporting documents.

Address: Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore
                 705 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328127

Email:         Telephone: +65 6291 3758     

Please indicate the Subject: “ACMS Postgraduate Scholarship Application 2022” outside the envelope.

NOTE:   **INCOMPLETE applications will be rejected. Regretfully, submissions will not be returned.

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