Student Attachment

A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP)

·           A collaboration between A*STAR research institutes and overseas universities

·           PhD students from overseas universities spend 1 to 2 years at the Research Institute (RI) under the joint supervision of staff of the RI and the university

·           PhD degree will be conferred by the university

·           Award terms:

·         Monthly stipend of S$2,500

·         One-time Airfare Grant of S$1,500

·         One-time Settling-in Allowance of S$1,000

·         Cost of medical insurance

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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

·         An international PhD award which provides full support for up to 4 years of PhD studies.

·         PhD research conducted at either A*STAR Research Institutes, supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers

·         Upon completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University.

·         Categories of research areas:

·         Biomedical Sciences

·         Physical Sciences and Engineering

·         Eligibility: Open to all international students with

·         a strong passion for research and excellent academic performance

·         2 letters of recommendation from academic referees

·         Good skills in written and spoken English

·         Award terms:

·         Tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies

·         Stipend of S$24,000 per year, to be increased to S$30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination.

·         One-time airfare grant of S$1,500

·         One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000

·         Conference and Training Support

·         Cost of medical insurance

·           2 Intakes per year:

·         For August: closing date - 1 January
For January: closing date - 1 June of preceding year


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Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

·         Supports short-term research attachments of 2-6 months for international pre-PhD students at A*STAR

·         Provides a unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia

·         Students will be able to work with top researchers from around the world in A*STAR labs

·         Award Terms

·         Monthly stipend of S$1,500

·         Research attachment period: 2 to 6 months

·         Awardee to submit a short report on their research experience at the end of the attachment


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