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Fully Funded



Jun 1, 2023

More details :

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a PhD program in English offered by the collaboration of five top universities and research institutes in Singapore, including A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SUTD and SMU. The students will be supervised by world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities, and upon completion, will receive a PhD degree from one of the participating universities. SINGA provides opportunities for international students to pursue PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and enhance their research careers in a culturally diverse and vibrant research community.

Eligibility :

SINGA is open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and good academic results. Fluency in English and positive academic references are required. The eligibility criteria listed are not exhaustive and A*STAR may have additional selection criteria that may change without notice. Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and international students previously studying in Singapore are not eligible.

Required documents :

Before applying for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA), be prepared to submit the following documents online:

  • Valid passport

  • A recent passport-sized photo in .jpeg or .png format

  • Transcripts & Reports (all in English translation):

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's academic transcripts

  • Bachelor's Degree certificate/scroll or letter of certification from the university if the degree has not yet been conferred

  • 2 recommendation reports to be completed and submitted online by the referees

  • GRE scores (required for applicants applying to NUS supervisors/projects)

  • IELTS/TOEFL/SAT I & II/GATE results (optional, may be requested later by the university for admission)

Important Information:

  • Make sure the information provided during account registration is accurate

  • Apply for the correct scholarship, "Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)," in the application portal

  • Do not mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office

  • Submit the application as early as possible

  • Check that all data entered in the online application form is correct before submitting, as amendments will not be possible after submission.

How to apply :

There Are two main steps to apply for SIGNA:

The Scholarship Benefits:

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

  • Tuition fees

  • Monthly stipend of S$2,200 which will be increased to S$2,700 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

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