International students can apply for an A*Star International Fellowship to study for a postdoctoral degree in Singapore. With the help of our post-doctoral scholarships, you can do cutting-edge research in your field of interest and teach advanced courses at well-known universities and labs.
In addition to learning from the brightest minds, you will forge crucial connections with the global research community thanks to this global knowledge. To advance your career in science, use the A*Star International Fellowship to broaden your study opportunities, hone your comprehension, and build global relationships.
Your post-doctoral training at prestigious international laboratories will be fully supported by this scholarship. You can connect and create international networks with the world’s research community thanks to this exposure to a global audience.
Your post-doctoral training will prepare you for an exciting career at an A*Star Research Institute, which you will begin after it is over. Scholars will return to Singapore after completing their post-doctoral research training at the A*Star Research Institute for 3 years.
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- Level of Study: Postdoctoral
- Institution: A*STAR Research Institute
- Study in: Singapore
- Course Offered: Chemicals, materials and energy – Electronics – Engineering – Food, nutrition & consumer care – Pharmaceuticals & biologic – Medical technology – Infocomms (info-communications)
- Program Period: 2 years
- 1st October of the preceding year
- 1st March of the same year
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The A*Star International Fellowship provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- 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.
- Book allowance.
- Conference allowance.
- Annual personal insurance.
- The 3 years will be completed and funded by the preferred A*Star Research Institute.
- All rates/allowances vary according to country and university/lab, and are subject to A*Star adjustments from time to time.
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To be eligible for A*Star International fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Language: English
- Countries: 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.
- Applicants in the final stages of their PhD may apply for the AIF. However, their AIF award is confirmed only upon conferment of their PhD degree.
The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.
A*Star International Fellowships may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.
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✅ How to Apply?
Please follow the following important steps to avail this A*Star International fellowship:
- Sign Up (Create your own account), then Enter your e-mail and Password, You will see the online application form.
- Fill in the required application, then Submit.
- After you have submitted all the required documents, your application will be reviewed and you may be requested to provide more information while we assess your application. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend psychometric test/s and at least two rounds of interviews.
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Please remember for the interview that you will have 15 minutes to talk about the research project you want to do. This is followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
If you qualify for the next interview round: you must obtain approval from your proposed A*Star Research Institute supervisor and executive director to serve the 1-year service commitment period at that Research Institute following the AIF post-doctoral training.
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