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The Singapore skyline at night with the the Gardens by the Bay on the left, three towers of the Marina Bay Sands in the middle, and the ArtScience Museum on the right.

Program at a Glance

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR)

Country Singapore
City Singapore
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Research
Minimum GPA 3.3
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Futuristic Singapore is a dream location for this high-level STEM internship. Autonomous taxis cruise the streets, solar-celled super trees grow plants for food, and a glass biome houses a cloud forest. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is part of what makes Singapore a global innovation hub. In this program, pursue a passion for research and answer the most pressing questions in your field. Working full-time with scientists and engineers, expand your research skills and contribute to a national project. A*STAR’s centers, Fusionopolis and Biopolis, house state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, such as a 3-D visualization chamber. Outside the lab, a world of cultural adventures await.

Where you'll study

The award-winning Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) is playing an important role in developing talented leaders and making Singapore an international leader in STEM research. For over twenty years, A*STAR has promoted national science and technology planning and development in Singapore. Over 2,300 A*STAR scientists and researchers work at laboratories located throughout the city. Each A*STAR research unit has a particular focus geared towards producing meaningful outcomes and promoting collaboration between research and industry. Through research, A*STAR is improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

With headquarters located northwest of downtown Singapore in twin research hubs termed Biopolis and Fusionopolis, A*STAR provides an ideal environment for you to learn, live, work, and thrive. During your two months at A*STAR, you’ll apply to intern at one of its 21 biomedical science, physical science, and engineering research institutes.