NATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP (PHD)

NSS PhD Scholar - Caroline Wee

The National Science Scholarship (PhD) is awarded to outstanding individuals  who wish to pursue a rewarding career in research. Successful applicants will be funded for up to five years of your academic pursuit, which will commence after you have completed a one year of paid research attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute.

If you are an undergraduate with a passion for Computer and Information Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences or Engineering, the National Science Scholarship (PhD) is for you!
Apply for the NSS (PhD) today to advance your career in science!

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:
  • Be Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Have strong interest in a research career
  • Have outstanding undergraduate results (preferably have obtained or on track to obtain a 1st Class Honour 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 a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent results that meet A*STAR’s requirements
  • Have applied or be applying for a PhD programme at a top global university
Other requirements:
  • Successful candidates are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies

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

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
    • Conference allowance
    • Thesis allowance
    • Computer allowance
    • Warm clothing and settling-in allowance

*All rates/allowances vary according to country and university, and are subject to adjustments made by A*STAR.

SERVICE COMMITMENT

Upon completion of the PhD programme, scholars will return to Singapore and contribute to A*STAR’s research institutes and/or relevant organisations for four (4) year

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply for the NSS (PhD), please click here.

Successful candidates are required to complete a 1-year Research Attachment (RA) at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies. Applicants will need to factor in this RA requirement when planning for university admission.

RA commencement year
Last day for submission of online application with complete set of supporting documents
By September of current year
1 March
Next Year
1 October

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

For frequently asked questions, please click here.

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