A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP)

The A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) is a collaboration between A*STAR and partner universities to provide research opportunities for PhD students at A*STAR Research Institutes. Under this programme, PhD students from overseas universities will spend a minimum of one to a maximum of two years at A*STAR Research Institutes under the joint supervision of staff of the A*STAR Research Institutes and the overseas universities.

Research Areas

RESEARCH AREAS UNDER THE PHD PROGRAMME FALL BROADLY INTO FOUR CATEGORIES

Please click the links below for the lists of supervisors and projects:

If the A*STAR researcher that you are interested to work with is not found in the lists, you may like to contact the researcher to discuss possible projects.

CENTRE FOR FRONTIER AI RESEARCH (CFAR)

Formed in 2021, the A*STAR Centre for Frontier AI Research (CFAR) aims to advance use-inspired basic research in AI within the broader scientific community of A*STAR. 

More information on:

A*STAR Directory of Researchers

A*STAR Research Focus

ELIGIBILITY

  • International PhD students with a Bachelor's degree with at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours or equivalent may participate in this programme if their home university supervisor has a collaboration with an A*STAR researcher

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.

A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

COVERAGE

Awardees are provided with the following during their attachment in Singapore:

  • Monthly stipend of S$2,700
  • One-time airfare grant of S$1,500
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Conference allowance
  • IT allowance 

Student progress report(s) is/are required to be submitted to A*GA for monitoring purposes.

Estimated Cost of Living in Singapore

ITEMCost per month (S$)
Food400 – 1,200
Accommodation - based on single bedroom rental in a HDB flat 600 – 1,500
Transport100 - 150
Other Expenses (laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.)400 - 500
Total Estimated Cost of Living1,500 – 3,350
Last updated: September 2022

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Faculty and students interested in ARAP should contact the A*STAR researchers listed under the tab "Research Areas" for collaboration opportunities and placement respectively.

For ARAP attachments, interested students should undertake a 1-2 year attachment at A*STAR. 

A typical application process is as follows: 

ARAP

A*STAR researchers should submit the nominations by 

15th May; or 
30th November 

ARAP-Partner University Scheme

Students from partner universities should contact the respective student office for enquiries on the programme and the application procedure. The list of partner universities and contact points can be accessed here ARAP Partner Universities Contact List. 

CONTACT INFORMATION


ARAP-Partner Universities
Faculty and students from partner universities should contact the respective office for enquiries on the programme and the application procedure. The list of partner universities and contact points can be accessed here: ARAP Partner Universities Contact List

 

Please contact us at singa_enquiries@hq.a-star.edu.sg if you have further queries.

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