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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2024-2025


The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Ph.D. training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU, NUS, or SUTD.

SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities in Singapore.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in Singapore.
  • Area: Biomedical Sciences, Physical Science and Engineering.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration : Normal program duration.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all Nationalities

Singapore International Graduate Award Benefits

The program is fully funded and provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies, including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$ 2,200, which will be increased to S$ 2,700 after the passing of the Qualifying Examination
  • One-time airfare grant of up to S$ 1,500
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$ 1,000.

Estimated cost of living in Singapore

Items Per Student Per Month (S$)
Food University Canteens 250 – 350
Meals outside Campus 450 – 600
Accommodation (based on a single room) On – Campus* 400 – 700
Transport Expenses (local) 100 – 150
Other Expenses (stationery, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.) 400 – 500
Total Estimated Cost of Living 1,400 – 2,000

*Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first year students.

Singapore International Graduate Award Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship to study in Asia, must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

Similar opportunities

  1. Singapore University of Technology and Design Scholarships;
  2. Turkish Government Research Scholarship;
  3. Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships (Master, PhD, Research).

How to Apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award ?

Eligible applicants who would like to apply for the scholarship must follow steps below to submit their applications.

  1. Click on the apply button below to apply through the online application platform.
  2. Upload required documents
    1. Identification card or Passport
    2. A recent passport-sized photo (in.jpeg or.png format)
    3. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts (English translation).
    4. Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred (English translation).
    5. 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).
    6. GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results (Optional). However, do note that you may be requested by the university to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirement.
  3. You will be required to indicate your choices of supervisor in the application form.
  4. Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.

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The deadline to submit applications for January 2024 intake is  (23:59 GMT+8). Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.

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