Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2017

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2017

Deadline: June 1, 2017

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). PhD 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.

Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA), you can pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take your research career to greater heights. A joint collaboration between A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students.

Research Areas

Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences; and
  • Physical Science and Engineering


The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including:

  • Tuition fees;
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 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;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Conference allowance.


  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results;
  • Possess good skills in written and spoken English;
  • Have 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.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to get more information on application. Only short-listed candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.

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