M.A. in Translation and Interpretation


Scholarships and Internships


1. Han Suyin Scholarship Fund (In Translation Studies)

The Han Suyin Scholarship Fund (In Translation Studies), which was set up in 2013 with the funding support of S$500K from external donors to NTU, provides Han Suyin Scholarship to NTU students and faculty yearly. The Scholarship has the following objectives:

  • to support and develop the culture of significant translation endeavours between the English and Chinese languages,
  • to promote appreciation and recognition of excellence in translation works,
  • to expand the capacity and range of translation teaching and advising within the School of Humanities,
  • to connect faculty and students to the core activities of translation excellence.

The Scholarship is open to all final year students pursuing the Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MTI) at School of Humanities, NTU. Based on their performance, the MTI students can be candidates to compete for the Scholarship under the following three categories:

  1. Outstanding Dissertation: 1st Prize (SGD 2000), 2nd ​Prize (SGD 1000), 3rd Prize (SGD 500)
  2. Outstanding Capstone Project: 1st Prize (SGD 2000), 2nd Prize (SGD 1000), 3rd Prize (SGD 500)
  3. Best Overall Performance: 1st Prize (SGD 2000), 2nd Prize (SGD 1000), 3rd Prize (SGD 500)

All MTI students who submit their dissertation or capstone paper within the time given each year will be automatically included for the competition of the awards. Students do not need to apply. The candidates will be assessed by the Selection Committee and will be informed of the outcome by the MTI Programme Office.


MTI students can also apply for funding from the Han Suyin Scholarship Fund to attend conferences that are related to Translation Studies and studies of Han Suyin. Interested students should email to the MTI Programme Office (mti@ntu.edu.sg) to request for the application form.

2. MTI Research and Teaching Term Fund

The MTI Research and Teaching Term Fund (MTI RTT Fund), was set up in 2018 with the donation of the NTU MTI faculty to the MTI Programme. The Fund aims to benefit the following groups of people:

  1. Current MTI students whose dissertations or capstone papers involve experiments or data collection from human participants
  2. MTI alumni whose dissertations or capstone papers are accepted for conference presentation or journal publication within two years of graduation
  3.  NTU faculty who attend conferences/seminars/workshops or other activities that are related to their supervision of the MTI students

How to make a contribution?

Donations to the MTI RTT Fund is always welcome.

To donate, you may click here or scan the QR code below.

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On the donation page, please select “Others - Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation Research and Teaching” in the Designation drop-down box, choose the amount to donate, fill in the blanks on the page and then click “Donate Now”.

Your gift to the MTI RTT Fund, even if it is a small amount, will have a positive impact on the students’ education and the improvement of the bilingual competence of our future generation in Singapore.


1. Tender Leaves Translation Internship Programme

Tender Leaves Translation (TLT) is a languages services company focused on literary translation between Chinese and English, writing, editing, and training of young translators. The company is based in Shanghai and Singapore.

The internship programme is project based. The number of vacancies for each cohort of the MTI students depends on the availability of translation projects at TLT.

The programme is open to all MTI students to apply in January every year. The application and selection procedures are as follows:

  1. The MTI students indicate their interested fields, available periods, and preferred translation quantity in their application.
  2. In selecting student interns, TLT will consult the MTI programme for matching students’ interests and preferences with their projects available.
  3. The actual term, specific details of each internship project, and payment will be discussed among TLT, the student interns, and the MTI programme and agreed upon in writing before the commencement of the projects.