A*STAR-Sheffield Research Attachment Programme
This prestigious scheme will give a minimum of five PhD students at the University of Sheffield the unique opportunity to carry out part of their studies in Singapore as part of a partnership agreement with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
PhD students on the A*STAR-Sheffield Research Attachment Programme receive half their training (2 years) in Singapore. Their PhD research is carried out in English at an A*STAR Research Institute and they are jointly supervised by academics from both institutions. Further details about the A*Star institutions are available on their website.
Whilst studying in Singapore, A*Star will pay students a monthly stipend of 2,500 Singapore Dollars (~£1,050). Students will also receive a one-off "settling-in allowance" of 1,000 Singapore Dollars (~£420); a one-time airfare allowance of 1,500 Singapore Dollars (~£630); and consumables and Bench Fees incurred by students while based at A*Star in Singapore.
Whilst fully registered at Sheffield (not while writing up), the University will pay students an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate (£13,762 in 2013-14). The A*STAR-Sheffield Research Attachment Programme will also fully pay the UK/EU tuition fees.
Awards are tenable for a maximum of four years, subject to satisfactory progress.
- Academic requirements – applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.
- Allowed study options – applicants should be registering on their first year of study with the University for 2012-13 on an eligible programme of doctoral study.
- Residency restrictions – awards are open to UK and EU applicants.
How to apply
Applications for this scheme are made by the proposed supervisor at the University of Sheffield. If you are interested you should contact a potential supervisor to discuss this as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about the A*STAR-Sheffield Research Attachment Programme please email email@example.com.