AGS is a collaboration between A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA) and NGS. It comprises a four-year PhD study tenable at NUS and the PhD degree is awarded by NUS.
Successful candidates who are Permanent Residents or nationals of ASEAN countries are expected to take up Singapore citizenship.
Upon completion of their four-year studies, scholars are encouraged to apply for post-doc to widen their exposure before they return for deployment. Post-doc positions are awarded on a case-by-case, competitive basis, depending on the strengths and merits of the post-doc application.
Monthly stipend of S$3,300 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
Payment of full tuition fees or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
Other allowances including
Opportunities for overseas attachment.
Successful candidates will be given support for up to four years of academic pursuit, leading to a PhD. Award is renewable on an annual basis, subject to good progress.
Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore Citizenship.
Applicants must satisfy criteria for and seek admission into NUS PhD programme.
Applicants must have obtained at least a Second Upper Class Honours Degree or its equivalent in relevant disciplines.
Applicants must have good 'O' and 'A' level track records. Polytechnic students with a Diploma with Merit will also be considered.
Applicants with a strong interest in a research career are preferred.
Applicants may submit GRE scores (if available) to be included in the overall assessment of their scholarship application.
May not hold concurrently any other scholarship or fellowship.
Up to 3-year service commitment to work in challenging employment in the RIs upon completing the PDF.
All candidates are encouraged to apply with their GRE test scores. Applications without GRE test scores will still be considered but successful applicants will have to satisfy the GRE requirement prior to them embarking on their PhD studies.
Singaporeans (at the point of award): No service commitment
Non-Singaporeans (at the point of award): 2-year service in Singapore-based companies* without commitment to any specific organization. The area of work should preferably be in Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences or Engineering.
AGS NUS scholars who are subsequently awarded the AGS (PDF) for overseas post-doctoral training will have a service commitment^ of 1 year with A*STAR.
*Singapore-based companies refer to local companies and international companies that have a base in Singapore and which is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). ^ The AGS NUS service obligation and the AGS (PDF) service commitment may not be served concurrently.
To apply, applicants are to complete both application portals: