A* STAR PhD Programme

University of Manchester
March 30, 2023
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A STAR PhD Programme Type of award


Managing department

Faculty of Science and Engineering


The four-year funded ASTAR PhD programme at Manchester enables postgraduate researchers in science and engineering to spend two years of their PhD at The University of Manchester and the two years in Singapore at an ASTAR Research Institute.

  • Tuition fees at the international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend rate
  • Airfare grants
  • Settling in allowance (Singapore)
  • Medical insurance
  • For international applicants funding will cover tuition fees and stipend only.

    Specified use

    This programme is open to all nationalities and across all research areas, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who are keen to undertake a research project in Manchester and Singapore as part of the ASTAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP).This scheme is open to both UK and international applicants, however, we are only able to offer a limited number of studentships to applicants outside the UK, therefore, full studentships will only be awarded to exceptional quality candidates due to the competitive nature of this scheme.

    Tenable period

    4 years

    Continuation of award

    Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

    Number available


    Funding provider

    The University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Level(s) of study

    This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research
  • Allowed study options

    This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Subject restrictions

    This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for this award you must:

  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a first class or upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject area.
  • Ideally hold a master's-level qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent), although this is not compulsory.
  • Meet academic eligibility criteria (inc. English language), if you are an international student
  • Nationality restrictions

    This funding is available to all nationalities.

    Application procedure

    Visit our website to check that you are eligbile to apply and find out more about the application process.

    Closing date

    30 Mar 2023

    Friday 31 March 2023

    Contact details for enquiries
  • Sandra Kershaw Recruitment and Admissions Officer Tel: 0161 306 4826 Email: fse-pgr-admissions@manchester.ac.uk
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