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ARAP Programme

The ARAP is a collaboration between School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University and A*STAR to provide research opportunities for DU PhD students to work at A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia.

Under this programme, DU PhD students will spend between 6 months to two years at A*STAR research institutes under the joint supervision of DU academic and co-supervised by qualified researchers from A*STAR Research Institutes.

Award terms:
Awardees typically spend up to 2 years at A*STAR RIs and are provided with the following during their attachment in Singapore:

  • Monthly stipend of S$2,500
  • One-time return airfare grant of up to S$1,500
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000 provided that the student spends at least 1 year at an A*STAR RI
  • Medical insurance


  • Registered PhD students of Durham University
  • For International Students only (excludes students from South East Asian region)
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent
  • For non-native English speakers IELTS 6.5 or equivalent with 5.5 or greater in all IELTS sub-scores

Application procedure:

  • Detailed CV
  • Copy of passport
  • High school, college, degree and masters certificate with details of transcripts showing grades attained for individual subjects
  • Letter of PhD admission to your university
  • Recommendation or referral letter
  • State PhD project thesis title

Current collaboration with the A*STAR:

  • Image informatics
  • Computer vision
  • Modelling


PhD students who are interested are invited to contact Dr Boguslaw Obara (boguslaw [dot] obara [AT] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk)  for more details.