A-STAR Graduate Scholarship, Singapore
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR)

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR) invites applications for A-STAR Graduate Scholarship, Singapore 2021 from PhD applicants. This scholarship programme is a collaboration between A-STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU), which aims at helping young students undertake research at an A-STAR Research Institute and register for their PhD candidature. The scholarship finances up to four years of PhD studies in Singapore.


Selected candidates will receive -

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly sustenance allowance (including CPF contribution, if applicable)
  • Other allowances including book allowance, computer allowance, conference allowance and thesis allowance
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas attachment


  • Identity card/Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format
  • Singapore National Service certificate (if applicable)
  • Academic Transcripts/Degree Scrolls for all qualifications and subjects
  • SAT / GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / MCAT results (if applicable)
  • Co-curricular activities records (if applicable)
  • Awards & Publications (if available)


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by November2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of Singapore and/or other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Satisfy criteria for and seek admission to a PhD programme in an autonomous university
  • Have received at least a 2nd Upper-Class Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines
  • Have a strong interest in a research career

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button
Step 2: Click on 'Register Now' to create an account.
Step 3: Once registered, complete the application form.
Step 4: Upload the required documents.
Step 5: Submit the application.