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What courses am I allowed to undertake?
Please refer to the following
What are the GRE scores to qualify for these scholarships?
• To achieve GRE scores of 322 (verbal and quantitative reasoning) and 4.5 (analytical writing).
A*STAR-Warwick EngD Programme
• To achieve GRE scores of 319 (verbal and quantitative reasoning) and 4.5 analytical writing).
Can I choose not to do a PhD under this scholarship?
The AUS scholarship is a research-based scholarship aimed at training scientists. . This scholarship does not carry a service commitment period but scholars are obligated to go on to PhD studies. You will need to commence your PhD studies within 18 months from the completion of your undergraduate degree. You may apply for A*STAR’s PhD scholarships or other organisations’ PhD scholarships, or self-fund your PhD studies.
What is the application and interview process like?
For scholarships, applicants will undergo at least 2 rounds of interviews involving the top management of the Biomedical Research Council or Science & Engineering Research Council, and researchers from local research institutes and centres, universities or hospitals. If the applicant is successful in these interviews, he will be awarded the scholarship on an 'in-principle' basis, which will become effective when the candidate clears his psychometric and medical health tests.
For fellowship, applicants have to submit at least 2 referee reports and a description of his proposed research area plus all his academic credentials. An expert panel for assessment will then review them.
What is the selection process?
Nominations submitted by the polytechnics will be reviewed by A*STAR and nominees may be invited for an interview with A*STAR as part of the selection process.
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