SINGA 2021

SINGA 2021: Singapore International Graduate Award

SINGA 2021: Singapore International Graduate Award. Interested candidates from all over the globe are eligible to apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) which helps you to further your education by obtaining a PhD Degree. Check out all of the details on the same below:

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The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and 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 is going to be carried out in English in your preferred laboratory at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by both 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 SINGA, you are able to pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish international links and take your research career to greater heights.

SINGA promotes a vibrant and

culturally diverse research community of international students. You are going to be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned research workers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Pursue your PhD education in Singapore with SINGA and take your research to greater heights.

To Learn More, please download the brochure

Alternatively, please contact us at [email protected]

The submission deadline for January 2021 intake: 1 June 2020 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)


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

  • Biomedical Sciences; and
  • Physical Science and Engineering.

More Info on:

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects

NTU Supervisors and Projects

NUS Supervisors and Projects

SUTD Supervisors and Projects

Please be aware you will have to indicate your options of supervisor in the application form.


  • Open for application to all Global graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Great skills in spoken and written English
  • Great reports from academic referees

The above-mentioned eligibility criteria aren’t exhaustive.

A*STAR might consist of additional selection criteria according to existing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


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

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

* Subject to terms and conditions

The estimated cost of living in Singapore

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


1. Browse PhD Research Projects

Proceed to Research Areas to browse the projects you’re interested in.

2. Documents Needed
Do prepare these documents beforehand prior to applying.
Note: Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All essential documents should be submitted online.

A. An identification card or Passport
b. A current passport-sized photograph (in .jpeg or .png format)

3.Transcripts & Reports
ALL transcripts Will Need to be in English translation

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / school(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature in case your degree certification/scroll hasn’t yet been conferred.
Two recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).


GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results.  But do note that you can be asked by the university to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirement.


Please read the important information below.

A. Please make certain that the information that you provide during account registration in the application portal is accurate since the information will be utilized for verification upon your first log-in.

B. Please, make sure that you apply for the correct scholarship –“Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” — in the application portal after logging in.

C. Please do NOT email any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.

D. Please submit your applications as soon as possible. This will give ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports prior to the application deadline, as only applications with two recommendation reports will be processed.

E. Please check and make sure that all data you’ve entered in the online application form is accurate and correct before you submit this application. Amendments to the application won’t be possible once it’s submitted.

Apply now via this link here!

The submission deadline for January 2021 intake: 1 June 2020 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.


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