PhD Programmes

The GIS welcomes PhD students who are eager to apply modern genomic technologies to problems that lie at the intersection of basic biology and its applications to medicine. The collaborative research environment at GIS is conducive to the training of modern biologists, who increasingly require access to technologies and expertise that lie beyond the realm of a single laboratory. We have been able to provide an excellent training ground for many a young scientist who have gone on to contribute to the larger biomedical landscape. Students enter GIS through scholarships awarded by the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA). For a list of scholarships, click here.

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS)

Singaporeans can apply to the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (Singapore) programme with enrollment in the graduate program of either the National University of Singapore (NUS) & Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Under the SINGA, international students can receive their PhD training at the GIS. Students will be enrolled in NUS or NTU. For more information, click here.

A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP)

The ARAP is a collaboration between A*STAR and partner universities to provide shared research opportunities. Under this programme, PhD students enrolled in overseas universities will spend one to two years at GIS under the joint supervision of staff of GIS and the overseas university. For more information, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Genome, 60 Biopolis Street, #02-01
  • Singapore 138672
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