Important things before you
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NGS Induction Day
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Outline of this Presentation
Disbursement of Stipend
Educational Allowance
Nomination of Research Supervisor
Nomination of Thesis Advisory Committee Members
Coursework Requirements
Module Registration
Transfer of credits
Undergraduate Teaching
Lab Rotation
Leave Matters
* Not all apply to AGS students
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Disbursement of $tipend
• 1st stipend by 31st August
• Subsequently, 18th of each month
• To get paid….
• Update Payment Bank Account and
Payment Address via myISIS.
• Only S’pore address and a/c no.
myISIS ≠ IVLE
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Educational Allowance
• Only starts on 1st Aug
• Total is S$16,000 over 4 years
• S$4,000 per financial year (April to
March)
• Book allowance capped at S$500
per financial year
• Only books related to research area
or coursework
• Shipping and handling charges by
online sources e.g. Amazon will NOT
be borne by NGS
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Educational Allowance
• IT allowance capped at S$3,000 over four years
• Buy at NUS IT Coop only
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Educational Allowance
• IT allowance capped at S$3000 over four years
• Buy at NUS IT Coop only; No Desktops!
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Educational Allowance
• Conference allowance capped at S$4,000 per year
• Reimbursement only allowed AFTER 1st Aug
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Educational Allowance
Suggestions:
Buy IT stuff in 1st year
No poster or paper = no overseas conference funding*
For any receipts on IT and books  claim by early Feb.
Plan properly! E.g. One conference in USA and one in
Singapore within a year.
*General rule of thumb
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Nomination of Research Supervisor
By the end of 6th month from the candidature start date
NGSS students:
Main supervisor under the NGS list
Co-supervisor  optional
AGS students:
Main supervisor from NUS or Research Institutes (RI)
Please see “lab rotation” later
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Nomination of Thesis Advisory Committee
• Formed ≤ 3 months after nominating a supervisor
• main supervisor plus 2 OR 3 additional members
• Supervisor ≠ chair of TAC
• Role of TAC:
• Helps monitor your progress
• Meets every sem with you
• Conducts the Qualifying Exam
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Coursework requirements
• Minimum 30 MCs (~8 Modules)
• Compulsory RCoRSE module
(2 MCs)
• Module list on NGS coursework
portal
• All modules read must be Level
5000 – 6000
• Levels 1000-4000 modules are
undergraduate modules
• Can only be read as “Audit”
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Coursework requirements
• S/U option
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For mods outside your major
Not counted for CAP
Up to 12 MCs
Application to be done within the first month of the start of
the module
• Note
• For NGS students’ PQE
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≥16 MCs (4 Mods)
≥3.8 CAP
1st attempt by 18th Month
2nd attempt by 24th Month (if needed)
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CAP Requirements and Policy
• CAP requirement is ≥3.80
• Failure to meet requirement each sem:
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Warning letter;
Educational Allowance suspended;
Reduction of stipend to faculty level;
Termination of Candidature
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Module Registration
• Register online before deadline
• 2nd Aug  online, by 12pm
• 5th Aug  Cross-Faculty Registration Form
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Module Registration
• 8th Aug
 Results released
• 19th Aug
 Drop module deadline
• 22nd Aug-25th Sept
 Drop module with ‘W’ grade
• 26th Sept
Drop module with ‘F’ grade
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Module Registration
Some suggestions:
• You can register for up to 4 mods
• Note : Not all registration will
be successful.
• Try not to read >2 mods in one
semester
• If registration fails
 Sit in/crash lectures
• No access to course materials on
IVLE prior to successful
registration.
• Speak to the mod coordinator
for help
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Transfer of credits
• Case-by-case basis
• Apply within first 6 months of enrolment
• Final decision made by NGS
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Undergraduate Teaching
• Compulsory
• Minimum 40 hrs
• At least 20 for practical
demonstrating/lecturing/
tutoring
• Before starting
 Application form
• After
Feedback from supervisor
student(s)
Hrs clocked form
• No MCs for teaching
• Marking hours not counted as teaching hours
and
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Lab Rotation
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Highly recommended
Chance to try out different labs and projects
Different lab working styles
Rotation has to last for at least 2 months (2 MCs given)
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Holiday Leave
NGSS students:
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21 working days
No half-day application
Unconsumed leave NOT carried forward
Apply online
AGS students
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10 working days
No half-day application
Unconsumed leave may be carried forward
Apply online, only if supervisors are from NUS
Otherwise, use hardcopy of Holiday Leave Form
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Conference Leave
For NGSS students
Max 1 day before or 1 day after official conference date
Additional days  Holiday leave
For AGS students
To seek AGA’s approval on conference funding matters
To apply conference leave through NGS
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Thank you!!
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