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A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS)

The A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS) enables budding local scientists and engineers with a keen interest in research to pursue their passion 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 Management University (School of Information Systems). 

Scholars can look forward to joining our community of diverse and renowned scientists and researchers when they participate in research attachments at any of our state-of-the-art A*STAR Research Institutes. 

Take your first step towards a leading research career.

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Eligibility

  • Open to Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Male scholars are required to serve National Service prior to commencement of undergraduate studies 
  • Excellent results for GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School diploma, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Candidates are encouraged to sit for the SAT tests to broaden their choices of institutions for 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

For applicants on GCE 'A' Level

  • Applicants must offer 11 units or more 
  • Attained As in three H2 Science or Mathematics subjects 
  • Demonstrated achievement beyond the above, such as in research or a relevant H3 subject should be highlighted
  • Those without relevant H3 subjects but have attained A in a 4th H2 subject may also apply

For applicants with International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • 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 Maths)
  • Attained at least 1 bonus point for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge

For applicants with NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Diploma

  • 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)
  • Merit in Advanced Research Project

For applicants with Polytechnic Diploma

  • Excellent academic results, preferably a Diploma with Merit
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for math and/or science-related projects/activities 

For applicants in undergraduate Year 2 and above

  • Open to Singaporeans only
  • Completed and achieved at least 2 semesters of graded results upon award of the scholarship
  • Obtained a minimum term CAP/GPA and cum CAP/GPA of 4.5 in the latest academic term/year

    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

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

  • Tuition fees
  • Hostel Fees
  • Monthly allowance
  • Research attachment opportunities at A*STAR Research Institutes 
  • One overseas exchange programme during the undergraduate studies (up to 6 months)

Mid-term AUS awardees will be offered the same terms of support as the direct AUS scholars from the point of the award, without retrospective payment.

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 the National Science Scholarship , A*STAR Graduate Scholarship 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:  31 Mar 2018

(ii) Entry point at undergraduate year 2-4:
To apply for Mid-Term AUS, click here and select ‘Mid-Term AUS Application’.
APPLICATION PERIOD: 1 Jan to 31 May (for August intake); and 1 Aug to 31 Oct (for January intake) each year

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For frequently asked questions, please click here