AGENCY

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research

ELIGIBILITY

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
  • Sit for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to, or during the course of their application, and obtain minimum score as follows:
    • Combined Verbal & Quantitative – 322
    • Analytical Writing – 4.5
  • 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 DETAILS

Scholarship Type : PhD

Course Category : Engineering, Science, Technology, Health Sciences

Course of Study : Applied Biology, Naval Architecture, Information Science, Ecology Read more

Country/Region of Study : -


Details:

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.

VALUE OF AWARD

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.

QUALIFICATION

Applicants must:

  • Have outstanding undergraduate results (preferably 1st Class Honours Degree or equivalent) in relevant disciplines
  • Sit for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to, or during the course of their application, and obtain minimum scores as follows:
    • Combined Verbal & Quantitative – 322
    • Analytical Writing – 4.5

BOND PERIOD

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