Study Abroad: Chemistry Graduate Student Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Singapore

Fellowship Programs for Graduate Students

A*STAR Research Attachment Programme

The A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) provides research opportunities for those looking to pursue a PhD. Awarded candidates spend 1-2 years with supervision of staff at A*STAR Research Institutes and an affiliated Singapore University. Candidates must have completed undergraduate program with first class or second upper distinction, or equivalent in their graduate student program.

Agencies Involved: A*STAR

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides 15-18 individuals each year with the ability to learn more about Asia by traveling and training in Asian languages, among other engagements. Placements are made exclusively in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Candidates must be US citizens with Bachelor’s degree, and must not have reached their 30th birthday by the July 1 of the year they apply for the program. Applications for the program must be endorsed by The Henry Luce Foundation. Direct applications not accepted.

Agencies Involved: The Henry Luce Foundation, The Asia Foundation

Key Dates: Program year begins with orientation in late June, then proceeds with language study in July and August. Placements start that September and run through July of the following year.


Scholarships for Graduate Students

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship

The A*STAR Graduate Scholarship funds 1 year of post-doctoral study at universities in Singapore. If candidates proceed with a 4-year PhD program in Singapore, A*STAR will also consider offering a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship for studies completed at Singaporean laboratories. Candidates must have completed undergraduate program with first class or second upper distinction, or equivalent in their graduate student program.

Agencies Involved: A*STAR

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


National Science Scholarships (PhD)

The National Science Scholarship (NSS) (PhD) is offered to graduate students looking to complete research in Singapore in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering disciplines. Successful programs result in acceptance to the Clinician-Scientist-Track Residency in Singapore. Candidates must maintain a GPA of 3.8 on a 5.0 scale during scholarship period.

Agencies Involved: A*STAR

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) allows undergraduate and graduate students to complete short-term research under local guidance at A*STAR Research Institutes and Singapore laboratories. Candidates should be in the later years of a Bachelor or Master level program.

Agencies Involved: A*STAR

Key Dates: Check website for updated information


Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) invites students looking to pursue PhDs in Singapore to receive training at local laboratories at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Agencies Involved: A*STAR, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Key Dates: Application deadline for August 2013 is January 1, 2013


Singapore - MIT Alliance (SMA3) Graduate Fellowship at SMART

The Singapore - MIT Alliance (SMA3) Graduate Fellowship at SMART invites students looking to pursue PhDs in Singapore to receive training at local laboratories at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Candidates must have completed undergraduate program with first class or second upper distinction, or equivalent in their graduate student program. Program runs for 1 year, with the ability to extend.

Agencies Involved: Ministry of Education

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.


SCELSE PhD Graduate Scholarships

The SCELSE PhD Graduate Scholarship is open to Graduate students looking to work with teams in an international environment to study in the biofilm-related sciences. Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree with distinction. Award period is up to 4 years.

Agencies Involved: Singapore Centre on Environmental Life

Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), the Research Centre of Excellence (RCE)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.


SEMBCORP Scholarships

The SEMBCORP Scholarships offer graduate students the opportunity to complete tertiary education at renowned universities in Singapore. Candidates must be pursuing careers in the field of engineering. Successful programs result in three-year employment at SEMBCORP Industries.

Agencies Involved: The SEMBCORP Scholarship Department

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.


Singapore Millennium Scholarship

The Singapore Millennium Scholarship provides funding for full-time research at a Singapore-based university or Institute to graduate and Post-doctoral students, as well as medical professionals. Awards can be redeemed at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Research Institutes in Singapore. Programs run for periods of 2 years for graduate level students, and 4 years for post-doctoral and professional candidates.

Agencies Involved: Singapore Millennium Foundation, Ltd.

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.


NRF (EWT) PhD Scholarships

The NRF (EWT) PhD Scholarship brings international doctoral students to Singapore for four-year periods to complete research studies in the fields of environmental protection and water in order to build up Singapore's research capability and develop research leadership. Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree with distinction.

Agencies Involved: The Environment & Water Industry Programme Office (EWI), the National Research Foundation (NRF)

Key Dates: Application deadline 28 Feb 2013.