• Agency for Science, Technology and Research


Applicants must:

  • Be Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Have strong interest in a research career
  • Have outstanding undergraduate results (preferably 1st Class Honours Degree or equivalent) in relevant disciplines
  • Have applied or be applying for a PhD programme at a top global university

 Other requirements:

  • Successful applicants are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies

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, Health Sciences Read more

Course of Study : Applied Biology, Naval Architecture, Information Science, Ecology Physical Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Science and Security, Medical Social Work, Plant Science, Applied Physics, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Pure Mathematics, Materials Science, Natural Sciences (Biological), Biomedical Engineering, Health and Society, Mathematics and Statistics, Radiation Therapy, 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, Respiratory Therapy, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Science, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics with Economics, Diagnostic Radiography, Natural Sciences (Physical), Mathematics, Engineering Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Information Security, Cell and Molecular Biology, Global Health Science, Bio-Technology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Management, Public Health, Neuroscience, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Podiatry, Biochemistry, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy, Radiography, Biostatistics, Computational Engineering, Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Computer Engineering, Veterinary Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Environmental Studies, Telecommunications Engineering, Nursing, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, Zoology, Computational Science, Biology, Health Science, Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Audiology, 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, Orthoptics, Environmental Science, Biomaterials, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Dietetics, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Plant Protection, Landscape Management, Mathematics with Statistics, Health Promotion, Plant Taxonomy, Bioengineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Read more

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Calling all outstanding undergraduates with a passion for biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering!

The National Science Scholarship (PhD) funds your PhD studies for up to five years. Successful candidates are required to participate in a one-year paid research attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute prior to their PhD studies.


Successful candidates will be given the following support* for up to five years:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Conference allowance
    • Thesis allowance
    • Book allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Warm clothing and settling-in allowance

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


Applicants must:

  • Have outstanding undergraduate results (preferably 1st Class Honours Degree or equivalent) in relevant disciplines


Upon completion of the PhD programme, scholars will return to Singapore and contribute to A*STAR’s research institutes for four (4) years.