How to do a funded PhD in Europe: Roundtable with Singaporean doctoral candidates

    25/09/2021 - 14:30
    Singapore, Singapore
    25/09/2021 - 15:15
    EURAXESS ASEAN with the support of the EU Delegation to Singapore


Europe boasts a huge diversity of opportunities for doctoral training. European PhD programmes enjoy international recognition for excellence thus providing an exceptional career launch pad for young researchers.

Many European countries charge very little or no fees for PhD studies while also offering scholarships for international applicants.

The European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offer funding for thousands of PhD students to carry out their doctoral research across Europe.

Join us for this 45-minute webinar to learn how you can carry out your doctoral training in Europe.

Find out about the MSCA Doctoral Fellowships and get tips & advice for your PhD journey from Singaporean PhD students in Europe!

This virtual event is part of the virtual Study in Europe Fair organised and hosted by the European Union delegation to Singapore.

The webinar will take place on 25 September at 2.30pm (Singapore time). 

The webinar will be held in English. Registration is free of charge.





Koh Wei Qi, MSCA Fellow, University of Galway, Ireland

Koh Wei Qi is an experienced occupational therapist. She is currently on a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellowship as part of the EU funded DISTINCT (Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology) to explore the use of technology (social robotics) for older adults with dementia.





Sherry Stephanie Shan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sherry holds a Master of Science in Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality. She is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her PhD project examines the effect of chilling technologies on water holding properties and processability of Atlantic salmon throughout the whole value chain, from whole fish to primary and seconday processed fillets.


Aruna Kalyanasundaram, Goettingen University, Germany

Aruna is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Goettingen in Germany where she specialises in the field of molecular medicine. She previously worked as Associate Scientist at Janssen vaccines (A Johnson & Johnson Company) in the Netherlands, Analytical Scientist with Takeda Vaccines in Singapore, and Research Specialist/Lab manager at the University of Ilinois at Chicago in the US.


Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Coordinator EURAXESS Worldwide

Susanne is the Regional Coordinator of the EURAXESS Worldwide project. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in the UK.





This session is moderated by Dr Jenny Elmaco, Regional Coordinator EURAXESS Worldwide



Roundtable: PhD Opportunities in Europe - Doctoral Candidates share their advice

  • Sherry Stephanie Shan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Aruna Kalyanasundaram, Goettingen University, Germany

Focus: PhD Opportunities with the MSCA Doctoral Networks

  • Koh Wei Qi, MSCA Fellow, University of Galway, Ireland

  • Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu