• Agency for Science, Technology and Research


  • Singaporeans and other nationals are welcome to apply
  • Non-Singaporeans must have completed a degree in a Singapore autonomous university
  • Satisfy criteria for and seek admission to PhD programme in an autonomous university
  • Have obtained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines
  • Have strong interest in a research career


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 : Engineering, Science, Technology Read more

Course of Study : Applied Biology, Naval Architecture, Information Science, Ecology Physical Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Science, Science and Security, Plant Science, Applied Physics, Pure Mathematics, Materials Science, Natural Sciences (Biological), Biomedical Engineering, Health and Society, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Statistics, Science, Technology and Society, Decision Sciences, Applied Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Operations Research and Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Science, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics with Economics, Natural Sciences (Physical), Mathematics, Engineering Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Information Security, Cell and Molecular Biology, Bio-Technology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Management, Neuroscience, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Computational Engineering, Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Computer Engineering, Veterinary Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Environmental Studies, Telecommunications Engineering, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, Zoology, Computational Science, Biology, Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Science with Dip-Ed, Physics, Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Biological Sciences, Marine Engineering, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Systems, Operational Research, Horticulture, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Arboriculture, Mathematics and Economics, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, Operations Research, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Botany, Biomechanical Engineering, Computing, Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Engineering, Urban Ecology, Information Technology, Business Analytics and Big Data, Environmental Science, Biomaterials, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, Plant Protection, Landscape Management, Mathematics with Statistics, Plant Taxonomy, Bioengineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Read more

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A collaboration between A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU), the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) enables you to undertake research at an A*STAR Research Institute and register your PhD candidature at NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU. The scholarship finances up to four years of your PhD studies in Singapore.

As an AGS awardee, you will gain exposure to industry R&D. You will also have opportunities for an overseas attachment of up to 12 months during the course of your studies. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship to further your research training at a top overseas university or research laboratory.


Successful applicants will be given the following support* for up to 4 years:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Other allowances including
    • Book allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Conference 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.

AGS scholars are eligible for up to 2 years of post-doctoral fellowship under AGS (PDF).


  • Satisfy criteria for and seek admission into PhD programme in an autonomous university
  • Have obtained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines
  • Applicants may submit GRE scores (if available) to be included in the overall assessment of their scholarship application


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 Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences or Engineering.

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).