In 2011, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh received the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award from the Australian government to undertake a PhD study at La Trobe University. Graduating in 2015, her PhD thesis was titled ‘What is Academic Success for International Postgraduate Students? A Qualitative Study of Student and Staff Perspectives at a Malaysian University’.

The thesis presents an exploratory study of the nature of academic success for postgraduate international students in the context of one Malaysian research university based on the perspectives of postgraduate international students, academic staff and professional staff members.

She has published journal papers and presented at numerous higher education conferences in Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Thailand and Australia. She is a member of International Education Association of Australia. She has also recently been invited to join the National Higher Education Research Institute in Malaysia and the Management Education and Learning Research Interest Group at Monash University, Australia.