AGENCY DETAILS

A*STAR

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and Research Institutes, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis.

OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

At A*STAR, you will be part of a vibrant and innovative team, dedicated to drive A*STAR's mission to advance science and develop innovation technology to further economic growth and improve lives. We firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.

A*STAR provides scholarships and fellowships to enable young aspiring scientific talent to pursue their passion in science, and prepare them for a rewarding career in R&D. In addition to offering scholarships and awards for undergraduate, PhD and post-doctoral studies at top universities and laboratories locally and overseas, we offer awards and attachment opportunities for pre-university students.

Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem has developed significantly over the past decade, and has grown to include a growing number of public and private R&D players. This has in turn resulted in a growing demand for PhD talent in various fields. In recognition of the diverse talents, strengths and interests of our PhD scholars, we have created multiple pathways for our scholars, providing them with opportunities to develop and chart their careers in industry, academia, spin-off companies, patent examination, technology transfer and research management after their first two years with A*STAR.

Embark on a bright future in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation – apply for an A*STAR scholarship today.

APPLICATION PERIOD

A*STAR UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (AUS)

(i) Entry point with ‘A’ Levels/ IB/ NUSHS Diploma/ Polytechnic Diploma:

To apply for AUS, click here.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  31 Mar 2018

(ii) Entry point at undergraduate year 2-4:

To apply for Mid-Term AUS, click here and select 'Mid-Term AUS Application'.

 APPLICATION PERIOD: 1 Jan to 31 May (for August intake); and 1 Aug to 31 Oct (for January intake) each year

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP (BS)

(i) Applicants with GCE 'A' Level/ International Baccalaureate (IB)/ NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Diploma/ Polytechnic Diploma

To apply for NSS (BS), click here. 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 Mar 2018

(ii) Applicants in undergraduate Year 2 & above (Mid-term NSS (BS))

To apply for Mid-term NSS (BS), click here  and select ‘Mid-term NSS (BS) Application’. 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 months prior to the start of the intended academic year for the scholarship award.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP (MBBS-PHD)

The selection of MBBS-PhD scholars will be done in conjunction with the NSS (BS), which means that of the pool of NSS (BS) candidates, a selected few will be considered for MBBS-PhD studies.

MBBS students from YLLSoM or LKCSoM can apply for PhD support during their final year of MBBS studies or during their housemanship. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 Mar 2018

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year. However, priority will be given to applications that reach us by 1st April for admission to an overseas university in Fall the following year.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP (MD-PHD)

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year.

 

A*STAR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (AGS)

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year.

 

A*STAR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

A*STAR accepts and processes applications throughout the year.

Applicants should speak with prospective supervisor and Executive Director prior to application. A*GA will seek comments from prospective supervisor and Executive Director.

HOW TO APPLY

Application is via the online portal https://app.a-star.edu.sg/sms/applicant/Login.aspx.

FAQ(s)

For FAQs, please refer to the respective scholarship webpages at www.a-star.edu.sg.

CONTACT US

To contact us, please click here.