A*STAR-CMU (ACMP) PhD Programme
Carnegie Mellon is a global research university, consisting of more than 10,000 students, 70,000 alumni and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university.
At Carnegie Mellon, the core values — innovation, creativity, problem-solving and collaborative teamwork — provide the foundation for everything we do. The university consists of seven schools and colleges: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heinz College (management of information systems and public policy), Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and the Tepper School of Business.
Carnegie Mellon attracts students from all 50 US states and 93 nations, and is affiated with 16 Nobel Laureates, 10 Turing Award recipients, 41 Emmy Award recipients, 4 Academy Award recipients and 12 Tony Award recipients.
The A*STAR - Carnegie Mellon Partnership PhD Programme (ACMP) is a four-year scholarship comprising approximately two years of PhD studies at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and two years at a relevant A*STAR Research Institute (RI) in Singapore. PhD research training will be carried out under the joint supervision of a CMU Professor and a senior member of an A*STAR RI. Successful students will be conferred a PhD degree by CMU.
For more information about the university, please visit http://www.cmu.edu/
The ACMP PhD education and training programmes initially focused on electrical and computer engineering and data storage technology. Those programmes are carried out through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at CMU in conjuction with Data Storage Systems Centre (DSSC), and the A*STAR RI invovled is the Data Storage Institute. The program has now also expanded to include additional RIs with collaborative projects under the ACMP programme including IME, I2R, SIMTech and IHPC.
Approved research areas will be determined by the Programme Governing and Academic Board, and will be aligned with the research thrusts of the A*STAR RIs.
Please click here for the list of A*STAR Supervisors and Research Areas for CMU programme.
- Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship.
- Satisfy criteria for PhD admission to CMU
- Graduates with 1st Class Honours; or Graduates with 2nd Upper Class Honours
- Good O and A level track records/Polytechnic students who obtained a Diploma with Merit will also be considered.
- Candidates must not concurrently hold any other scholarships or fellowships
- Successful candidates are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR RI, prior to their PhD studies.
- Awardees are expected to sit for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and attain at least a score of:
- Combined Verbal and Quantitative - 319
- Analytical Writing - 4.5
Successful candidates will be given support for up to 4 years of academic pursuit.
Successful candidates will receive:
- Monthly overseas living allowance
- Monthly sustenance allowance
- Full tuition
- Other allowances including
- computer allowance
- thesis allowance
- book allowance
- conference allowance
- travel allowance
- subsistence allowance
*All rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by A*STAR from time to time
Upon completion of their studies, candidates will return to contribute to A*STAR's RIs for a service commitment period of three years.
Applications for the ACMP PhD Programme can be made in two ways:
- to CMU - for admission as a Research Student, indicating on the application form an interest in the ACMP Scholarship Programme.
- to A*STAR - Click here to apply. Please observe the instructions indicated. The application form, together with supporting documents, are also to be submitted by post to:
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
20 Biopolis Way, #08-01 Centros
A*STAR accepts and processes ACMP applications throughout the year.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Email A*GA Scholarship Officers:
“The world has become a technologically borderless planet with a globally interactive economy. Education is no less global today as we at Carnegie Mellon produce engineers with the necessary skills to operate on the world stage. The joint venture with A*STAR is a very important part of the tapestry of opportunities available to students pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering.”
Professor T E (Ed) Schlesinger,
Department Head, Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University