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National Science Scholarship (PhD | Singaporeans)

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The National Science Scholarship (PhD) from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) provides Singaporean students with full scholarships for PhD studies abroad. Scholarships are available in the following areas:

  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences or Engineering

Applicants must have an Honours Degree or equivalent  in relevant disciplines. Applicants must be Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship. Non-Singaporeans are required to have obtained minimally Singapore Permanent Residence prior to the commencement of the studies. The scholarship provides the following for up to 5 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
    • Computer allowance
    • Warm clothing and settling-in allowance

Successful candidates are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies. Upon completion of the PhD programme, scholars will return to Singapore and contribute to A*STAR’s research institutes and/or relevant organisations for four (4) years.

Applications are due April 1, 2024.

Full application due:
April 1, 2024

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