A*STAR National Science Scholarship (PhD) for International Students in Singapore in 2024/25

Scholarship in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Technology
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Apply Before : October 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 114022
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Verious Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 5 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore offers the National Science Scholarship (Ph.D.) to Singaporeans and outstanding international students. This scholarship helps students pursue their doctoral degrees and undertake a one-year paid research program at an A*STAR Research Institute in Singapore.

The National Science Scholarship (PhD) funds Ph.D. studies for up to five years. Successful candidates must complete a one-year paid research attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute before their PhD studies.

If you are an undergraduate student and have a strong passion for Computer and Information Sciences, Physical Sciences, engineering, or Biomedical Sciences, the National Science Scholarship (PhD) is for you!

Key Details

Application Dates: 
  • First Application Period: 1 January 2024  to 1 April of the following year
  • Second Application Period: 1 July 2024 to 1 October 2024


  • First application cycle: Mid-April – May
  • Second application cycle: Mid-October – Mid-November

Application Outcomes:

  • First application cycle: From mid-June
  • Second application cycle: From December

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

Location: Singapore

Scholarship Duration: Up to five years (with one-year research attachment)

Level of Study: Ph.D., Research

Eligible Countries: All

Gender: Male/Female

Fields of Study: Information Science, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.

Benefits of the A*STAR National Science Scholarship

Successful applicants will receive the following support* for up to five years:

  • Complete tuition fees
  • Monthly subsistence allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Monthly overseas living stipend
  • Annual return airfare
  • Conference allowance
  • Thesis allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • Warm clothing and accommodation allowance

Eligibilities Criteria

To be eligible for A*STAR National Science Scholarship, applicants should have the following requirements:

  • Be Singaporeans and nationals of other foreign countries intending to take up Singapore Permanent Residence before starting their studies.
  • Demonstrate solid interest in a research career
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in the fields above or those relevant.
  • Possess exceptional undergraduate results (preferably 1st Class Honours Degree or a corresponding level) in relevant disciplines.
  • Have applied or be applying for a doctoral program at a renowned global university
  • Candidates in the last semester of their final year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply; however, such candidates will only benefit from the scholarship if they obtain a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent results that meet A*STAR’s requirements.

How do you apply for the A*STAR National Science Scholarship?

Apply online through the link below. You should submit your application and supporting documents by the deadline.


Apply Online



Read more information about the A*STAR National Science Scholarship (Ph.D.) on the A*STAR website.


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