NSS Masters Scholars

The National Science Scholarship (Masters) aims to develop and deepen your research skills, providing you the requisite foundation and head start towards a career in research.  

If you are an undergraduate with a passion for Computer and Information Sciences, Food Technology, Microelectronics and Quantum Technology, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss— be plugged into exciting scientific and technological arenas in a prestigious overseas university to fast-track your research journey and join the workforce sooner.

You will also gain valuable experience in key research areas and contribute to Singapore's evolving research needs.

Apply for the NSS (Masters) today and embark on your journey towards scientific excellence!


Applicants must:

  • Be Singaporeans
  • Have obtained, or are on track to obtain, at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent  in relevant disciplines
  • Applicants who are in the last semester of their final year of undergraduate studies are welcome to apply; however, successful candidates will only be awarded the scholarship if they obtain at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent
  • Have applied or will be applying for a Master of Research (or equivalent) programme in selected research areas at a top overseas global university
  • Have strong interest in a research career

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.

Area of Studies:

  • Computer and Information Sciences (e.g. AI, Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity) 
  • Food Technology and Research, Nutrition
  • Microelectronics
  • Quantum Technology

Applications in other research areas are welcome.


Successful applicants will be given the following support* for up to 2 years :

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Conference allowance
    • Thesis allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Settling-In allowance

*All rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by A*STAR from time to time.


Upon completion of the Masters programme, scholars will return to Singapore and serve a service commitment period of two (2) years.


To apply for the NSS Masters, please click here.

Admission Intake

Last day for submission of online application with complete set of supporting documents

From January

1 October of the preceding year

From August

1 April

Applicants should concurrently apply for admission to their university of choice. 


For frequently asked questions, please click here.

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