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

Scholarship in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Technology
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Apply Before : August 13, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 114022
  • Degree PH.DResearch
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Different
  • 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 National Science Scholarship (P.D.) to both Singaporeans and outstanding international students. This scholarship helps the students to pursue their doctoral degree 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 are required to 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 or Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, the National Science Scholarship (PhD) is for you!

Key Details

Application deadline: The deadline for this scholarship depends on the starting year of Research Attachment (RA) and has two rounds for 2023-24.

RA in September of 2023: 1 February 2023 (closed)

RA in 2024: 13 August 2023

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

Location: Multi-countries

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

Level of Study: Ph.D.

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 citizenship.
  • 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 to Apply for 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.) in the A*STAR website.


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