Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) for International Students in 2024

Grant / Award Research Short Program in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science
  • Singapore, Singapore

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 113947
  • Degree Research
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Biomedical Sciences, Physical Science, and Engineering
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 2-6 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) offers the SIPGA research award for international students in 2024/25. The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) specifically supports short-term research projects (two to six months) for high-performing international students to experience the vibrant scientific environment and work with world-renowned researchers at A*STAR. Therefore, if you are studying for your undergraduate or master’s degree and wish to be part of Singapore’s R&D, this is for you.

SIPGA awardees will undertake their attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute where research areas covered by SIPGA include four main categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
  • Physical Sciences (PS)
  • Computing and Information Sciences (CIT)
  • Engineering and Technology (E&T)

Given the increasing interdisciplinary nature of research, SIPGA encourages applicants to consider projects across all categories, regardless of prior research experience. Download the list of available SIPGA projects for which to apply.

Important Details

Application Deadline: Year Round

Attachment Start Date: 4 Months from the application date

Awarding Institution: Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR)

Scholarship Location: Singapore

Research Attachment Duration: 2-6 Months

Eligible Countries: All

Gender: Male/Female

Benefits of the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

Students will benefit from the following items during their Attachment in Singapore:

  • A monthly stipend of S$2,000 will be awarded to successful students
  • The attachment opportunity will give you the unique opportunity to experience the lively scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes (RI) and Consortia and work with distinguished world researchers.

Note: SIPGA awardees must submit an online SIPGA Attachment Report no later than three weeks before the attachment’s conclusion.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Applications are open to international 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate and master’s students in STEM courses from overseas universities
  • They must have obtained or be on track to obtain at least a Second-Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent for a bachelor’s degree
  • Students must maintain enrollment in their home university during the attachment period
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required
  • Strong interest in pursuing a research career

Note: A*STAR may apply additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies.

How to Apply?

Applications are open year-round. The attachment start date must be at least four (4) months from the application date.

Step 1: View the SIPGA Project List for project selection

  • Download the list of SIPGA projects to choose the project(s) you wish to apply for.
  • Request the list via email if the link encounters issues.

Step 2: Prepare Supporting Documents

  • Copy of passport
  • Complete academic transcripts of bachelor’s or master’s degrees (if applicable). Translated transcripts are necessary if the originals are not in English.
  • Updated Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Step 3: Apply online via the link below. You can apply for up to three (3) projects.

Step 4: The A*STAR researcher will contact shortlisted applicants for an online interview. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Step 5: Await award outcome. Successful applicants are generally notified within two months of the interview date.


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  • You should read information about the capabilities of research at A*STAR Research Institute (RI) here.
  • Students interested in pursuing programs at other agencies’ research institutes may read more about them through the official link.

Visit the official A*STAR website for more details on the research grant.



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