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Singapore International Graduate Award by Agency for Science, Technology & Research, Singapore [Monthly Stipend Rs. 4L]: Apply by June 1: Expired


The Agency for Science, Technology & Research, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore invites applications from meritorious candidates for the Singapore International Graduate Award 2020. Pursue your Ph.D. education in Singapore with SINGA and take your research to greater heights.

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).

Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.

Research Areas

Research areas under the Ph.D. Programme fall broadly under two categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences; and
  • Physical Science and Engineering.
  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • 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.

Scholarship Benefits

The award provides support for up to 4 years of Ph.D. 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

The estimated cost of living in Singapore:

 Item Per Student Per Month (S$)
 Food University Canteens 250 – 350
 Meals outside Campus 450 – 600
 Accommodation (based on a single room) On-Campus* 400 – 700
 Transport Expenses (local) 100 – 150
 Other Expenses (stationary, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.) 400 – 500
 Total Estimated Cost of Living 1,400 – 2,000

*Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first-year students.

How to Apply?

Candidates are requested to keep the following documents well prepared in advance:

  1. Passport
  2. A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)
  3. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
  4. Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate/scroll has not yet been conferred.
  5. 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).
  6. GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results. However, do note that you may be requested by the university to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirement.

To apply online for the scholarship, click here. The last date to apply is June 1, 2020.


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You might also be interested in Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award by Agency for Science, Technology & Research, Singapore [Monthly Stipend Rs. 1.1L]: Apply by Aug 31.

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