• Agency for Science, Technology and Research


  • Singaporeans and other nationals welcome to apply
  • Non-Singaporeans must have completed a degree in a Singapore autonomous university
  • Satisfy the criteria for and gain admission to a PhD programme* in one of the following schools:
  • Have obtained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Have strong interest to pursue a CIS research career in industry R&D labs, technology enterprises, spin-off companies and/or academia


*Applicants for thematic programmes who are applying for or have gained admission to schools/departments other than the 4 specified CIS schools may be considered for the ACIS Scholarship if their PhD project is in CIS, on a case-by-case basis.

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


Scholarship Type : PhD

Course Category : Technology Read more

Course of Study : Computer and Information Science Disciplines Read more

Country/Region of Study : Singapore Read more


The A*STAR Computing and Information Science (ACIS) Scholarship is newly launched in November 2018 to attract top talents to pursue a PhD in computing and information science (CIS) disciplines.

ACIS Scholars will have invaluable opportunities to research on real-world issues across the whole spectrum of computing science, from deep learning for healthcare, data analytics for improved machine learning, to modelling and simulation for advanced applications.


Successful applicants will be given the following support* for up to four years:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance and CPF contribution (where applicable) based on the prevailing employer’s contribution rate^
  • Monthly Sustenance Allowance
  • Other allowances including
    • Book allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Conference allowance
    • Miscellaneous allowance
    • Thesis allowance
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas attachment


*All rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by A*STAR from time to time.
^Non-Singaporean scholars and Singapore Permanent Residents will receive the following with effect from the date of obtaining Singapore citizenship:
(i) Monthly sustenance allowance at the rate applicable for Singapore citizens;
(ii)Monthly CPF contribution.


Post-doctoral Opportunity:
ACIS scholars are eligible to apply for the A*STAR International Fellowship, which provides up to 2 years of funding support for post-doctoral training in a top overseas laboratory or institution.




Singaporeans (at the point of award): No service commitment

Non-Singaporeans (at the point of award): 3-year service in Singapore-based companies^ without commitment to any specific organization. The area of work should preferably be in CIS disciplines. 

AGS awardees who are subsequently awarded the AGS (PDF) for overseas post-doctoral training: 3 years

^Singapore-based companies refer to local companies and international companies that have a base in Singapore and which is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).