NSS (BS) awardees are required to fulfill a six-year service commitment comprising:
- A compulsory 1-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute between the BS and PhD studies
- Five years at an A*STAR research institute upon completion of PhD studies
*NSS (BS) awardees who have completed their undergraduate studies may be considered for the Duke-NUS GMS MD-PhD programme on a highly competitive basis. A*STAR will fund only the PhD phase of the MD-PhD programme, subject to scholars meeting the yearly academic requirements during the MD phase. Interested scholars must notify A*STAR and submit their application to A*GA in advance.
Scholars shortlisted and approved by the A*STAR interview panel will then apply to GMS for admission. Upon successful completion of the MD-PhD programme and housemanship, scholars may be considered for clinical specialist training in Singapore, subject to their academic performance, aptitude and research needs of A*STAR.
NSS (BS) awardees who wish to pursue other MD-PhD programmes must notify and obtain approval from A*STAR before applying for admission into the programme.