Alibaba Will Sponsor 30 Lucky Post-Grad Students In Singapore

If you’ve wanted to pursue a PhD in artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing or the Internet of Things, here’s your chance at full sponsorship.

20-30 lucky students will get a chance to be sponsored by Alibaba in Jan 2019’s first intake.

The dream scholarship is the brainchild of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Alibaba.

You may be wondering, what’s the big deal about the company whose name sounds like a genie’s chant?

Three reasons:

  1. Their.
  2. Incredible.
  3. Offices.

Gorgeous offices with in-house theatres

Alibaba’s global office spaces not only have superior aesthetic games, they are also equipped with a host of impressive facilities.

Alibaba’s office in Pasadena, California

Recliner chairs and cosy booths for alternative work spaces.

Alibaba’s office in Russia

Most of their chill lounges also look more like high-class IKEA sets.

Alibaba’s office in Pasadena, California

They’ve also got personal coffee bars serviced by baristas for a quick afternoon high tea with the team.

Alibaba’s office in Russia

Massive dining areas stocked with delectable lunch options.

Alibaba’s office in Guangzhou

Oh and did we mention they also have a personal movie theatre to screen demos for staff?

Alibaba’s office in Pasadena, California

We’re honestly not sure how they get work done at all.

But Alibaba’s offices will definitely give Facebook, Apple and Disney a run for their money.

Singaporeans & PRs can apply

The scholarship is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents with these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Physics
    • Related subjects

PhD specialisation?

Applicants should be working on these subjects for their PhDs:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things

No strings attached

They can also expect an array of benefits like:

  • A mentor from Alibaba
  • PhD fees fully paid for
  • Salary of S$5,000/month
  • Research experience in Alibaba’s China & Singapore facilities

More importantly, gaining a hands-on experience in data insights and business opportunities from around the world.

Closing date for admissions

You can apply if you’re interested by 31 Oct 2018 at this website here.

Outstanding participants of Alibaba’s Talent Programme will also stand a chance to be hired by Alibaba.

Which to us, is essentially winning the tech lottery.

What are you waiting for then?

Featured image from Alibaba and Alibaba.