Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) – Your PhD in Singapore (Fully Funded)

For those who are seeking and waiting for the SINGA Scholarship, the good news is that the opportunity has now been announced. The application period is open and you may now submit your application. At A*STAR, you will become a part of an innovative and vibrant team dedicated to driving A*STAR’s mission to enhance and improve science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and enhance lives. Being an A*STAR scholar, you will be provided with the opportunity to study abroad or locally to get the highest quality education from the leading universities and best schools from around the world. If interested, you may get the details about the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) to apply for it.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) – Details

Scholarships and fellowships are offered by the A*STAR Graduate Academy to enable young aspiring scientific talents so that they can pursue their research passion in science and prepare them for a rewarding/beneficial career in R&D.

As far as The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is concerned, it is a collaboration among the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

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PhD Training will be held in English to be done at the student’s selected lab at A*STAR research institutions and NUS/NTU/SUTD/SMU. Once the students complete their PhD, they will be awarded a PhD degree by either NUS, NTU, SMU, or SUTD.

With SINGA (Singapore International Graduate Award), you will be able to pursue your PhD degree in Singapore, and establish global links and the best is that you will be able to take your research career to bigger heights.

You will be among the community of international students and working in a multicultural environment alongside distinguished and globally renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities. It is now time to start your PhD education in Singapore with the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA).

Research Areas Under the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Under SINGA, you can pursue your PhD studies in Computing and Information Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and Technology. It is worth noting that you will need to indicate your choice of supervisor in your application form.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Eligibility

To apply for this opportunity, you need to meet the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) requirements mentioned ahead.

  • This marvelous research opportunity with funding is open for application to all international graduates who have a passion for research and have outstanding academic results.
  • Have strong skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Good reports are required from academic referees.

Note: SINGA is primarily intended for international students studying in Singapore for the first time. Singapore permanent residents, Singaporeans, and international students studying or who have studied in Singapore tertiary institutions are not eligible to apply.  A*STAR might include additional criteria for selection based on prevailing policies for scholarship. These policies could be amended without notice from time to time.

Financial Coverage Under SINGA Scholarship 2024

This award offers support to selected students for up to 4 years of PhD education including:

  • Monthly stipend amounting to S$2,700 which will be increased to S$3,200 after the passing of the Qualifying Examination*
  • Tuition fees
  • S$1,000 for one-time settling-in allowance
  • Up to S$1,500 for air tickets grant

* It should be noted that these rates will only be applicable to scholarship awardees commencing their PhD degrees from January 2024 onwards. Periodically, terms of awards are reviewed, and prevailing terms will apply to awardees of SINGA commencing their PhDs from January 2024 onwards. On-campus accommodation priority usually will be given to first-year students.

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Closing Date for Application Submission

For the January 2025 intake, the application period is going on. The last submission date for this intake is 1st June 2024.

How to Apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Interested candidates are advised to visit the official webpage containing information about the scholarship opportunity. They should learn complete details regarding the opportunity carefully. Once they are ready to apply, they should click on the ‘Application Procedure’ tab available on the official webpage, arrange the required documents, and follow the instructions for application submission.

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