University of Dundee

A*STAR-University of Dundee programme

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. The 2015 QS World University Rankings place Dundee 9th in the world in Biological Sciences as judged by ‘citations per paper’, one of the most widely recognised metrics of scientific excellence. The other UK Universities in the World’s top 30 are Cambridge and Oxford. Dundee was also the top ranked University in the United Kingdom for Biological Sciences, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the main test of research quality across all of the UK’s universities. Furthermore, Medical Research at Dundee was ranked best in the UK for impact.

A*Star through National Science Scholarships are offering fully funded PhDs for talented Singaporean students to undertake graduate studies at renowned overseas universities.

Perfect, if you are keen to pursue a research & development career in science and technology.

Funding covers all fees for four years and provides a generous stipend and other allowances. Full details can be found on the A*STAR website.

Please note only Singaporean nationals and others intending to take up Singaporean citizenship are eligible for this programme.

Students based in the School of Life Sciences will benefit from access to a wide range of generic skills training and also specialised courses in advanced state-of-the-art technologies such as mass spectrometry and Cryo EM.  Students will also benefit from joining a community of greater than 180 postgraduate students based in the School of Life Sciences.

How to apply

  • Identify possible Dundee supervisors via the Life Sciences and Medicine websites. Alternatively, please contact us at the address SLS-PhDAdmin@dundee.ac.uk to help make introductions to Dundee supervisors.
  • Contact the possible supervisor by email, attaching your CV, stating your research interests. Once a research proposal is agreed with your potential supervisor, applicants should email SLS-PhDAdmin@dundee.ac.uk for advice on the application procedure.
  • Students must apply formally to A*STAR

Watch Ruo-Yan, a Singaporean student, talk about her experiences here