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A*Star International Fellowship in Singapore

Advance your research experience and scientific career with the International Fellowship funded by the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research for the academic year 2023/2024.

The educational program is open to all international students who want to take part in a postdoctoral research program for up to 2 years. This scholarship fully funds your postdoctoral training at leading overseas laboratories.

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Nice opportunity for international students to study in Singapore.

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Founded in 1991, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation.  Its research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Agency for Science, Technology, and Research
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: Full tuition fees
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Domestic & International students
  • The award can be taken in Singapore


  • Eligible Countries: Students from all nationalities are welcome to apply for the grant.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Be Singaporeans and other nationals may apply but non-Singaporeans are required to have obtained Singapore citizenship prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
  • Have completed a PhD within the last 4 years.
  • Possess excellent publication records.
  • Not have existing bonds to any institution.
  • Have applied or be applying for a relevant post-doctoral position at a top overseas university/laboratory.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To take advantage of this program, interested students need to concurrently apply to the university for admission. After then enrolled holders must be applying for the award here.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants may submit GRE scores (if available) to be included in the overall assessment of their application.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, candidates must have a master’s degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must have a good knowledge of English, both written and verbal.


Successful applicants will be given the following support* for up to 2 years of overseas post-doctoral research training:

  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Annual return airfare
  • Other allowances including
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • Conference allowance
  • Annual personal insurance

Application Deadline: 1 March of the same year

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