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A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship

AUS supports bright individuals with a keen interest in research for a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering at the National University of Singapore including the Yale-NUS College, the Nanyang Technological University, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Singapore Managment University (School of Information Systems). Upon graduation, scholars have the flexibility to pursue their PhD studies locally or abroad on A*STAR or other university scholarships. Scholars can look forward to research attachments at A*STAR's Research Institutes with state-of-the-art facilities and be part of A*STAR's community of diverse and renowned scientists and researchers.


 

Eligibility

  • Open to Singaporeans.
  • Candidates are encouraged to sit for the SAT tests to broaden their choices of institutions where they can pursue their undergraduate education.  Although A*STAR does not mandate a minimum SAT score as a qualifying condition for the undergraduate scholarships awarded for studies, applicants are encouraged to submit their SAT scores, if available, to be included in the overall assessment of their applications.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and notable achievements in science- or math-related projects and activities
(i) Applicants with ‘A’ Levels/ IB/ NUSHS Diploma/Polytechnic Diploma:

For candidates on GCE 'A' Level syllabus

  • Candidates must offer 11 units or more
  • Attained As in three H2 Science or Mathematics subjects
  • Preferably a merit in one H3 Science or Mathematics subject

For candidates on International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus

  • Obtained at least 39 points including 6,7,7 in higher level for Science and Mathematics subjects(exception will be made if candidate took Further Mathematics)
  • Attained at least 1 bonus point for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge

For candidates from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

  • Attained subject CAP of 3.60 and above, majoring in at least 3 of the following subjects:
    • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (one of which must be with Honours)
  • Graded at least merit for their final year research project.

For candidates from Polytechnic

  • Excellent academic results, at least a diploma with merit. 
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for science-related projects/activities. 
(ii) Applicants in undergraduate Year 2-4
  • Incumbent students at local universities will apply for AUS through their respective universities.
  • Candidates should have at least 3 semesters of results at the point of application.
  • Candidates should obtain a minimum CAP score/ cum GPA of 4.5 for the academic year in which they apply.

Coverage

Successful candidates will be provided with financial support* for the duration of their undergraduate studies covering:

  • Tuition fees
  • Hostel Fees
  • Local sustenance allowance
  • Research attachment opportunities at A*STAR Research Institutes (minimum of 8 weeks)
  • One overseas exchange programme during the undergraduate studies (up to 6 months)
Continuation of the AUS is subject to scholars maintaining good academic standing.
*All rates/allowances are subject to A*STAR adjustments from time to time

Continuing with PhD studies

AUS scholars are required to embark on a PhD programme in Science or Engineering disciplines after the completion of their undergraduate studies. AUS scholars may apply to National Science Scholarship NSS(PhD), A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) or other scholarships in their final year of undergraduate studies.

Application Procedure

(i) Entry point with ‘A’ Levels/ IB/ NUSHS Diploma/ Polytechnic Diploma:

To apply for AUS, click here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 April 2014

(ii) Applicants in undergraduate Year 2-4

Applications are open throughout the year. Interested applicants may apply through their universities:

National University of Singapore
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS)
Centre for Life Sciences (CeLS), #05-01
28 Medical Drive
Singapore 117456

Nanyang Technological University
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid  (OAFA)
Scholarships Section
Student Services Centre, Level 2
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639815

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For frequently asked questions, please click here.

 

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