Scholarship Details

At A*STAR, you will be part of a vibrant and innovative team, dedicated to drive A*STAR's mission to advance science and develop innovation technology to further economic growth and improve lives.

We firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.

The A*STAR Graduate Academy provides scholarships and fellowships to enable young aspiring scientific talent to pursue their passion in science, and prepare them for a rewarding career in R&D. In addition to offering scholarships and awards for undergraduate, PhD and post-doctoral studies at top universities and laboratories locally and overseas, we offer awards and attachment opportunities for pre-university students.

Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem has developed significantly over the past decade, and has grown to include a growing number of public and private R&D players.  This has in turn resulted in a growing demand for PhD talent in various fields.

In recognition of the diverse talents, strengths and interests of our PhD scholars, we have created multiple pathways for our scholars, providing them with opportunities to develop and chart their careers in industry, academia, spin-off companies, patent examination, technology transfer and research management after their first two years with A*STAR.

Embark on a bright future in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation 

Apply for an A*STAR scholarship today.

BCA-Industry Built Environment Undergraduate Scholarship / Sponsorship

"The BCA-Industry Built Environment Undergraduate Scholarship/Sponsorship programmes are offered by BCA, in collaboration with industry firms, to students of high calibre pursuing full-time Built Environment (BE) courses at local Universities and the BCA Academy. Through these programmes, graduates will enjoy opportunities to build on an exciting and rewarding career in the BE sector.


To be eligible for the scholarship or sponsorship, you must:
• Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
• Foreigners taking relevant engineering courses may also apply for the scholarship but are not eligible for sponsorship
• Be a GCE ‘A’ level, Polytechnic or BCA Academy graduate or NUS, NTU, SIT, SUTD or BCA Academy undergraduate
• Have outstanding academic results
• Have excellent CCA records

Male applicants must have completed or be exempted from full-time National Service (NS). ORD personnel accepted for admission in 2018 can also apply.

Value of Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship:
• Minimum S$18,000 per year for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
• Minimum S$14,000 per year for all other nationalities in relevant engineering courses

Undergraduate Sponsorship:
• Minimum S$10,000 per year for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents

Bond Duration

 A minimum 1-year bond duration with the sponsor company is required.

Scholars or sponsored students will serve a 1-year bond for every year of scholarship / sponsorship received.

Where to Pursue

  • NUS
  • NTU
  • SIT
  • SUTD
  • Undergraduate courses conducted by the BCA Academy (BCAA)

Choice of Courses

• Architecture
• Civil Engineering
• Construction Management
• Electrical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Project & Facilities Management
• Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
• Real Estate


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