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PhD and Post-Doc

At A*STAR, you will be part of a vibrant and innovative team, dedicated to drive A*STAR’s mission to advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. We firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.

In recognition of the diverse talents, strengths and interests of our PhD scholars, we have created multiple pathways for our scholars, providing them with opportunities to develop and chart their careers in industry, corporate R&D labs, public administration, technology enterprises, spin-off companies and academia after their first two years with us.

Our post-doctoral fellowships provide opportunities for advanced training at renowned institutions and laboratories to help you develop new scientific capabilities and conduct cutting-edge research in your field of specialisation. You’ll not only learn from the best minds but also build invaluable networks with the global research community through this international experience.

The A*STAR Graduate Academy provides scholarships and fellowships to enable young aspiring scientific talent to pursue their passion in science at top global universities and prepare them for a rewarding career in R&D.

For Singaporeans/other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship:

A*STAR-University Of Warwick (AWP) Engd Partnership
A*STAR-UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK (AWP) ENGD PARTNERSHIP
The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. In less than fifty years since being founded, Warwick has been consistently ranked within the top 10 UK universities, and is rapidly climbing the international league tables of world class universities.
For more information about the university, please visit www.warwick.ac.uk

Requirements
  • Applicants must be Singaporean; those of other nationalities must intend to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Applicants must satisfy criteria for EngD admission to University of Warwick
  • Applicants must have obtained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines
  • Applicants should have strong interest in a research career
  • Applicants must not be concurrently holding any other scholarships or fellowships
  • Successful Applicants are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their EngD 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.

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.


Value & Benefits
Successful Applicants will be given the following support* for up to 4 years:

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

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

Application Procedure

Applications for the AWP EngD Programme can be made in two ways:

  • Through WMG - for admission as a Research Student, indicating on the application form an interest in the AWP Scholarship Programme

  • Through A*STAR - Click here to apply. Please note the instructions indicated in the application portal.

    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

Universities/ Institutions
  • University of Warwick

Courses/ Disciplines
  • Physical Sciences & Engineering
Deadline: Closed for this cycle