A*STAR Computing and Information Science (ACIS) Scholarship

June 13, 2024
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About this Program

The A*STAR Computing and Information Science (ACIS) Scholarship aims to attract and nurture top talents who wish to pursue a PhD in computing and Information science (CIS) disciplines, opening the gateway to exciting careers in A*STAR, industry R&D labs, technology enterprises, Spin-off companies and academia. Scholars in the program will be exposed to boundless opportunities to research on real-world issues across the whole spectrum of computing science, from deep learning for healthcare, data analytics for improved machine learning, to modeling and simulation for advanced applications. 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Singaporeans and other nationals welcome to apply
  • Non-Singaporeans must have completed or are on track to complete a degree in a Singapore autonomous university
  • Have obtained, or are on track to obtain, at least a 2nd Upper Class Honors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Applicants who are in the last semester of their final year of undergraduate studies are welcome to apply; however, successful candidates will only be awarded the scholarship if they obtained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honors or equivalent result that meet A*STAR’s requirements
  • Satisfy the criteria for and gain admission to a PhD programme in an autonomous university
  • Have strong interest to pursue a CIS research career in industry R&D labs, technology enterprises, spin-off companies and/or academia.

For Mid-Term ACIS applicants

  • Singaporeans and other nationals are welcome to apply.
  • Non-Singaporeans must have completed a degree in a Singapore autonomous university.
  • Enrolled in a Singapore autonomous university and minimally complete at least 1 semester at the point of scholarship application.
  • On track to attain excellent academic standing for current degree.
  • Good research potential and/or achievements.
  • Current university supervisor to be at least 1 out of the 2 academic referees.

Field of Research

  • Computing and Information Science 

Benefits and Coverage

For selected students:

Successful applicants will be given the following support for up to 4 years:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Book allowance
  • Computer allowance 
  • Conference allowance 
  • Thesis allowance 
  • Support for up to 12 months of overseas attachment.

Mid-term ACIS awardees will be offered the same terms of support as the full-term ACIS awardees form the point of the award, with retrospective payment for all tuition fees and/or any compulsory fees from Year 1 of study onwards.

Application Timeline

  • Apply online 
    • First application cycle: Opens on 1 November, and closes on 1 February of following year.
    • Second application cycle: Opens on 1 June, and closes on 1 August.
  • Interviews
    • First application cycle: Mid-February – March.
    • Second application cycle: Mid-August – October.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo 2 rounds of interview. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the interview details.

  • Application Outcomes
    • First application cycle: From mid-April.
    • Second application cycle: From mid-November.

Successful candidates will be notified via email.

How to Apply

  • Applicants need to register in the application form:  (https://sms-applicant-app.a-star.edu.sg)
  • Applicants must follow its instructions to finish all the required application procedures.
  • Applicants must submit the application in the system as requested within the application period.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline is on the 1st of August 2024.

For more information, you could go to the Official Website.

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