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Singapore International Graduate Award

Singapore International Graduate Award

Institution:A*STAR, NUS, NTU, or SUTD.
Scholarship Type:Fully Funded
Eligible Nationality:International Students
Deadline:1 June 2023 (Annually)

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Singapore Management University (SMU) work together on the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA).

SINGA gives Ph.D. training in English in a modern building where well-known researchers will supervise students. After finishing, students will get a Ph.D. from one of the universities that took part.

SINGA wants to create a diverse research community in Singapore made up of international students. It also helps students start research careers in the Asia-Pacific region, which is growing quickly.


The award provides support for up to 4 years of Ph.D. studies, including:

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

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The students can primarily conduct research at A*STAR, NUS, NTU, or SUTD.


In Singapore.

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1 June 2023 (Annually)


  • SINGA, a program for international graduates with a strong desire for research and outstanding academic achievements, is open for applications.

  • Please note that this program is primarily aimed at international students studying in Singapore for the first time.

  • Unfortunately, Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents, and international students who have already studied in a Singapore tertiary institution are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must possess strong written and spoken English skills and positive recommendations from academic referees.

  • It’s important to note that these eligibility criteria are not exhaustive, and A*STAR may add additional selection criteria based on current scholarship policies. In addition, these policies may be subject to change without prior notice.

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  • Valid Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)
  • Transcripts & Reports – ALL transcripts need to be in English translation


The required documents for the application include the following:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s academic transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate(s) or a letter of certification from the university if the degree certificate has not been conferred
  • Two recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees)
  • For applicants applying to NUS supervisors/projects, GRE scores must be submitted in the SINGA application form.
  • The university may request the submission of GRE scores as part of the admission requirement for all other applicants.
  • Submission of IELTS/TOEFL/SAT I & II/GATE results is optional and may be requested later by the university for admission.

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  • Ensure you give accurate information when you sign up for an account in the application portal. This information will be used to verify your account the first time you log in.

  • Apply for the “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” scholarship in the application portal after logging in.

  • Send in your application as soon as possible so that your referees have enough time to finish their online recommendation reports before the deadline. Only applications with two recommendation reports will be processed.

  • Check that all the information you put into the online application form is correct before you send it. Amendments will not be possible after submission.

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