I2R Thematic Ph.D. Programmes

As Singapore invests significantly in building up R&D capabilities in the country, there is a need to train up a bigger pool of Ph.D. manpower. Working together, I2R, NUS, NTU, SMU and SUTD can contribute their respective inherent advantages and strengths to attract the best PhD talents from around the world.

This Thematic Ph.D. Programme is matriculated at these following universities; NUS, NTU, SMU and SUTD. It is open to both local and international students who will be undertaking their PhD studies at I2R. The scholarships will be awarded through the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA). Subjected to meeting the respective university’s prevailing Ph.D. programme requirements (including duties relating to teaching/research/others), the selected students will be awarded the Ph.D. degree at the end of the prescribed course of study.

This scholarship finances up to four years of Ph.D. studies with a monthly sustenance allowance. Awarded students will also have opportunities for an overseas attachment of up to 12 months during the course of their studies; and upon graduation, a 2-year overseas post-doctoral fellowship.