A*STAR Scholarships

Dr Quek Boon Kiat
Hear from our scholar, Dr Quek Boon Kiat's journey in research and scholarship here. Read

At A*STAR, you will be part of a vibrant and innovative team, dedicated to drive A*STAR's mission to advance science and develop innovation technology to further economic growth and improve lives.

We firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.

The A*STAR Graduate Academy provides scholarships and fellowships to enable young aspiring scientific talent to pursue their passion in science, and prepare them for a rewarding career in R&D. In addition to offering scholarships and awards for undergraduate, PhD and post-doctoral studies at top universities and laboratories locally and overseas, we offer awards and attachment opportunities for pre-university students.

Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem has developed significantly over the past decade, and has grown to include a growing number of public and private R&D players. This has in turn resulted in a growing demand for PhD talent in various fields.

In recognition of the diverse talents, strengths and interests of our PhD scholars, we have created multiple pathways for our scholars, providing them with opportunities to develop and chart their careers in industry, academia, spin-off companies, patent examination, technology transfer and research management after their first two years with A*STAR.

Embark on a bright future in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation – apply for an A*STAR scholarship today.


Webinar on Demand


Hear how you can propel your research career and fund your studies in a Singapore university to embark on a rewarding research career in science and technology.

View this on-demand webinar here.


A virtual engagement with A*STAR’s researchers to gain

  • Overview of the A*STAR’s research direction
  • Diversity in research areas and career pathways
  • Insights into the journey of an AIF Scholar
  • Advice for potential scholarship applicants

View this on-demand webinar here.