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ASTAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS) 2024 in Singapore

The ASTAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS), spearheaded by the ASTAR Graduate Academy, presents an invaluable opportunity for ambitious students aiming to pursue doctoral studies in Singapore. Here’s an in-depth look at what the AGS offers and how you can apply for the 2024 cycle.

Scholarship Overview

The AGS funds up to four years of PhD or EngD studies at autonomous universities in Singapore. It’s designed to integrate scholars into industry-oriented and user-inspired R&D projects. A unique feature of the Singaporean Graduate scholarship is the chance to engage in an overseas attachment for up to 12 months, enhancing both your experience and global network.

Post-Study Opportunities

Upon completing their studies, AGS scholars are eligible to apply for the A*STAR International Fellowship (AIF). This fellowship facilitates post-doctoral training at top global universities or research entities, allowing scholars to deepen their research expertise and expand their professional networks.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition coverage for up to four years.
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contributions where applicable.
  • Additional allowances for books, computers, conferences, and thesis preparation.
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas attachment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Singaporeans and international applicants (International applicants must have completed or be on track to complete a degree from a Singapore autonomous university).
  • Candidates must meet the entry requirements for a PhD or EngD programme at an autonomous university in Singapore.
  • Applicants should have at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • A strong interest in a research career is essential.

Application Process

Candidates need to apply through the official A*STAR AGS application portal (https://www.a-star.edu.sg/Scholarships/for-graduate-studies/a-star-graduate-scholarship-singapore). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for two rounds of interviews, with notifications sent via email.

Application Deadline: 1 August, 2024.

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