Thank you for your interest in our lab.
We are excited to build a new research group focused on 3D geoinformation, urban analytics, and geographic data science in Singapore. Working at our lab presents a rare opportunity in Singapore to be involved in the entire 3D GIS ecosystem under the same roof: from standardisation and generation of 3D city models all the way to their utilisation and visualisation, while continuously exploring new frontiers in the field. Working at NUS means being part of one of the world’s top universities, and having access to a large network of experts across a myriad of domains.
Singapore is one of the most developed countries in the world, it is ranked the #1 most competitive country, and it is successfully attracting talents from all over the world. It is also ranked as the safest country in the world, offering a first world living and working experience in the heart of Southeast Asia.
Please find below the list of possible schemes to get involved. Prospective PhD candidates and postdocs are encouraged to get in touch if they find some of the options below of interest, but we also welcome undergrads, master students, visiting scholars, and others.
Currently there are no openings for full-time staff. You can check past openings below to get a general idea about the positions we've had in the past, and might have in future.
We are open to endorse well motivated applications for external (mostly postdoc) fellowships and scholarships that facilitate carrying out research at our lab and at NUS. Depending on your nationality and university, there are many opportunities to fund your PhD or postdoc research. Please see below for examples we have selected.
The Branco Weiss Fellowship awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.
Citizens of Commonwealth countries (there are 53 countries in the Commonwealth of Nations; incl. India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, several in Africa and the Caribbean, and a couple European ones – Cyprus, Malta, and UK) can consider applying for the NUS Commonwealth Scholarship. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend and tuition fees.
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program provides fellowship awards for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a postdoc abroad.
AXA Fellowships are for researchers who completed a PhD degree up to 5 years before the application.
NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) - a programme designed to attract bright young faculty members (or would-be faculty members) and researchers from ASEAN universities and research institutes to NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship. NUS provides accommodation and a monthly stipend. Applicants must either be citizens of an ASEAN country or must be residing in an ASEAN country at the time of application, and holding a PhD degree (or being at the end of their PhD).
Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship - prestigious postdoc fellowship for up to 3 years. The scheme is open to nationals of all countries.
The Rubicon program of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) offers a fellowship for postdoc abroad for recent PhD graduates from a university in the Netherlands. You may also be interested in the Niels Stensen Fellowship.
The Swiss National Science Foundation has a similar fellowship.
For its citizens, Indonesia offers scholarships from the LPDP (Layanan Beasiswa dan Pendanan Riset Indonesia), for funding a PhD study abroad. Different universities across Indonesia sometimes also have own funds for research visits.
Spanish citizens may benefit from the La Fundación Ramón Areces, which offers scholarships to carry out research work in universities or research centres abroad.
Filipino citizens younger than 45 years and currently faculty members of a university that is part of Engineering Research and Development for Technology consortium may be eligible for the ERDT PhD Foreign Scholarship. The scholarship is given to faculty members of ERDT Consortium who wish to pursue PhD studies in any engineering field in a recognized university or institution abroad.
Canadians have the option to apply for a scholarship to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), which funds overseas doctoral programmes. Depending on the subject matter, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) may be another option to consider.
PRC nationals may want to consider the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC; 国家留学基金管理委员会) grants, available for both studying abroad and for research visits.
Permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR may want to check the Croucher Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research.
The ASEAN-India Science, Technology & Innovation Cooperation may be of interest to scholars in India.
For a comprehensive list of opportunities please see the ECRcentral’s Funding schemes and fellowships for early career researchers. We gratefully acknowledge the authors behind the list, from which we compiled the selection above.
We accept well-motivated and talented prospective PhD candidates. Applications to the PhD programme should be done directly to the School of Design and Environment, but you may also first get in touch with us to discuss. The deadlines are usually 15 November for the intake in August next year, and 15 May for the start in January. Please start preparing your application early, and indicate in your application that you would like to work with asst prof Biljecki.
Sometimes there are scholarship opportunities by the school to partially or fully fund your PhD journey (please also check the list above). If applicable to you, please check the The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future for another potential scholarship. Please note that most (external) scholarships require a candidate to be admitted to a PhD programme before applying for funding (e.g. providing letter of acceptance from the university). Thus we recommend starting as soon as possible.
We accept students from NUS Architecture and Real Estate to work on topics in our research domain. Provided there is a fit, we are open to working with students from other NUS schools and programmes (e.g. FASS/Geography).
Are you looking for a dissertation/thesis topic? We offer supervision of theses (please check the potential topics on the link, and examples of completed theses). It is possible to adapt them to suit your background and interest.
Feel free to get in touch to learn more. Please fill this form to indicate your interest or just approach us directly.
The NUS Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) gives students an opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of faculty members in their respective fields of study. Contact us if you’re interested. Also, occasionally we have paid internship openings, so stay tuned and check this website occasionally. Furthermore, our thesis topics are available to you as well.
Please fill this form if you are interested in visiting us, regardless of the intended duration and your position. Depending on your country of residence and position, sometimes there are opportunities for a funded stay, such as the French-Singaporean research collaboration programme Merlion and the US Fulbright Program.
External (non-NUS) master students and PhD candidates can carry out a portion of their research at our lab. Both students from other Singaporean and overseas universities are eligible. Please refer to the NUS Non-Graduating Programme for the framework of the scheme. Make sure to also check potential topics we offer for theses.
About undergrads from overseas universities: at the moment we are accepting only German undergraduates thanks to the DAAD RISE Worldwide program. However, if your university or country has a similar programme, contact us.
Are some of the options listed above of your interest or you have a general enquiry? Feel free to get in touch with us through the form below.