AGENCY

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a career as clinician-scientists
  • Singaporeans or other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Male applicants are required to serve National Service prior to commencement of undergraduate studies
  • Excellent results for GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum 11 units), International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School diploma or equivalent
  • Candidates are encouraged to sit for the SAT tests to broaden their choices of institutions for their undergraduate education. Although A*STAR does not mandate a minimum SAT score as a qualifying condition for the undergraduate scholarships awarded for studies, applicants are encouraged to submit their SAT scores, if available, to be included in the overall assessment of their applications
  • Candidates must have obtained an offer from a UK medical school offering the intercalated MBBS-PhD programme
  • Candidates must also apply for and gain admission into the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) or Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSoM)
  • Outstanding final year medical students or MBBS graduates from the YLLSoM or LKCSoM who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a clinician scientist career are also welcome to apply for PhD support
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and notable achievements in science-related projects and activities

    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 DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : Medicine / Dentistry, Health Sciences

Course of Study : Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Medical Social Work, Dentistry, Medicine Read more

Country/Region of Study : -


Details:

Aspiring to carve out a career as a clinician-scientist? Get a flying start with the National Science Scholarship (MBBS-PhD).

This scholarship aims to groom students, who are aspiring to be clinician-scientists, to be Singapore’s next generation of leaders in translational medicine. The scholarship supports studies for an intercalated MBBS-PhD so that scholars can seamlessly graduate with both MBBS and PhD at the end of their studies.

Upon successful completion of their MBBS-PhD studies, the scholars are encouraged to undertake specialty training in a relevant residency programme.

VALUE OF AWARD

Successful candidates will be given support for up to nine years of academic pursuit, in an intercalated programme at UK university, leading to MBBS and PhD degrees.

Scholarship support comprises*:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Overseas living allowance
  • Annual return airfare
  • Additional allowances are available in the PhD phase of scholarship

*All allowances vary according to country and university, and are subject to adjustments by A*STAR

QUALIFICATION

  • Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a career as clinician-scientists
  • Excellent results for GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum 11 units), International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School diploma or equivalent
  • Candidates are encouraged to sit for the SAT tests to broaden their choices of institutions for their undergraduate education. Although A*STAR does not mandate a minimum SAT score as a qualifying condition for the undergraduate scholarships awarded for studies, applicants are encouraged to submit their SAT scores, if available, to be included in the overall assessment of their applications
  • Candidates must have obtained an offer from a UK medical school offering the intercalated MBBS-PhD programme
  • Candidates must also apply for and gain admission into the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) or Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSoM)
  • Outstanding final year medical students or MBBS graduates from the YLLSoM or LKCSoM who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a clinician scientist career are also welcome to apply for PhD support
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and notable achievements in science-related projects and activities

    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.

BOND PERIOD

The MBBS-PhD scholarship comes with a six-year service commitment