Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2024 for Ph.D. Studies

Research Scholarship in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Apply Before : June 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4828
  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for international Ph.D. applicants in Singapore now accepts applications. SINGA is an award for international students with excellent previous academic achievements in undergraduate or master’s studies.

Ph.D. training occurs in English at chosen labs within A*STAR research institutes or Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), or Singapore Management University (SMU). Upon completion, students receive a PhD from NTU, NUS, SUTD, or SMU.

SINGA opens doors to the rapidly growing economies of the Asia Pacific through Singapore. Pursue your PhD education with SINGA, forging global connections and advancing your research career.

SINGA cultivates a diverse research community, uniting international students in a multicultural setting. Collaborating with distinguished researchers in cutting-edge facilities enriches your academic journey.

The SINGA is a joint initiative funded by the A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research) in collaboration with the NTU (Nanyang Technological University), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Details of SINGA

Award Location: Singapore

Application Deadline (January 2025 Intake): 1 June 2024 (23:59 GMT +8 Singapore time)

Level of Study: Ph.D.

Duration of the Award: 4 Years

Medium of Instruction: English

Funding Type: Fully funded

Eligible Countries: All

Host Institutions:

  • Nanyan Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)

Research Area with (SINGA):

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Computing and information sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physical Science

SINGA Benefits and Coverage

Singapore International Graduate Award covers the following items during the full period (4 Years) of Ph.D. studies through research:

  • Full tuition fees
  • After passing the Qualifying Examination, S$ 2,700 monthly allowance will increase to S$ 3,200.
  • S$ 1,500 for one-time airfare
  • S$ 1,000 for a one-time settling allowance
  • Work environment opportunities:
  1. Multicultural and academically stimulating
  2. World-renowned Researchers in state-of-the-art-facilities

Note: Total living expenses in Singapore will be between S$ 1,400- 2,000.

Who is Qualified for SINGA?

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for the 2023 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA):

  • All international graduates with a research passion and surpassing academic result
  • English skills (Good spoken and written)
  • Good academic referees’ report
  • Other requirements (may be included by the organizer “if required”)

Application Required Documents

All candidates should prepare the following required documents in advance for their application package:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport-size photo (.jpeg, .png format)
  • Academic transcripts and reports in English.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts and diplomas or certificates- If the certification has not been awarded yet.
  • Two recommendation letters from referees to submit online
  • Applicants applying to NUS supervisors or projects must include their GRE scores in their SINGA application form.


  • For all other applicants, the institution may request that the applicants should submit appropriate GRE scores as part of the university admission criteria.
  • The submission of IELTS, TOEFL, SAT I & II, or GATE results is optional, and the university may ask the applicant for admission in later steps.

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

Apply and submit all required documents online considering the following important instructions:

  • Make sure you provide the exact information in the registration form.
  • Please make sure you apply for the correct Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) scholarship when choosing it in the online application section.
  • Do not mail any hard copies of your documents to the SINGA Office.
  • Apply as soon as possible to let your recommenders submit the recommendations before the deadline.


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Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive their result notification within 12 weeks after the application deadline.

To learn more about the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA), refer to the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s website.


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