ACIS Scholarship for Ph.D. International Students in Singapore in 2024

Scholarship in Computer Science , in Technology
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Apply Before : August 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 218517
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Fields of study Computer Science
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for the A*STAR Computing and Information Science (ACIS) Scholarship for international Ph.D. applicants. ACIS Scholarship aims to attract and enable talented students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in computing and information science (CIS) disciplines. ACIS Scholarship opens the gateway to exciting careers in A*STAR, technology enterprises, industry R&D labs, spin-off companies, and academia.

Scholars in the program will have opportunities to research real-world issues across the whole field of computing science, from data analytics for improved machine learning to a deep understanding of healthcare and modeling and simulation for advanced applications.

ACIS Scholarship provides students with a monthly stipend and up to four years of funding for their Ph.D. studies at independent universities in Singapore. Additionally, scholars can expect an overseas attachment of up to 12 months during their Ph.D. studies.

After completing their Ph.D. studies, awardees willing to further deepen their research skills and widen their global network via post-doctoral training at top overseas research entities or universities can apply for the A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF).

It is your chance to pursue your passion for Computing and Information Science with the ACIS Scholarship today!

Important Details

Application Deadline: 1 August 2024

Interviews: Mid-August – October

Application Outcome: From mid-November

Awarding Institution: Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR)

Scholarship Location: Singapore

Scholarship Duration: Four Years, including one-year overseas research attachment

Eligible Countries: All

Gender: Male/Female

Study Level: PhD, Research

Duration: 4 Years

Benefits of the ACIS Scholarship

Awardees of the ACIS Scholarship will benefit from the program for four years as follows:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly food allowance and CPF contribution (where applicable)
Monthly Sustenance Allowance Amount
For Singapore Citizens S$5,800
For Singapore Permanent Citizens^ S$4,800
For Non-Singapore Citizens^ S$4,550
  • Other allowances include the following items:
  1. Book allowance
  2. Computer allowance
  3. Conference allowance
  4. Miscellaneous allowance
  5. Thesis allowance
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas attachment
  • Postdoctoral Opportunity: ACIS scholars are also eligible to apply for the A*STAR International Fellowship, which provides up to two years of funding for postdoctoral training in a top-ranked overseas laboratory or institution.

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Eligibilities for the ACIS Scholarship

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The award is open for application from Singaporeans and international students
  • Non-Singaporean applicants should have completed or are going to complete a degree in a Singapore autonomous-university
  • All applicants should have obtained, or will get, a minimum of a 2nd Upper-Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Candidates in the last semester of their final year of bachelor’s degree can also apply for this opportunity.
  • Fulfill the criteria and gain admission to a Ph.D. program in an autonomous university.
  • They are strongly interested in pursuing a career in CIS research in industry R&D labs, spin-off companies, academia, or technology enterprises.


  • Please note that the above criteria may include additional selection based on prevailing scholarship policies.
  • Applicants can visit the “Research Areas and Supervisors” on the AGS webpage for a list of A*STAR-approved supervisors.

How to Apply for the ACIS Scholarship?

The application procedure is entirely online; applicants can submit their applications through the link below.


Apply Here


Important Notes:

  • The application cycle for the ACIS Scholarship is per the university admission intakes in August or January each year.
  • Candidates must parallelly apply for Ph.D. admission to their intended university.
  • All applicants should remember that the choice of the successful candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor(s), university, and project is subject to approval by A*STAR.
  • Applicants may submit GRE scores (if available) for an overall assessment of their scholarship application.

Please enter the official website of the A*STAR for detailed information about the ACIS Scholarship for Ph.D. Students.


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