Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) – January 2025 Intake | APPLY NOW

Applications are currently ongoing for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) – January 2025 Intake. The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a result of collaboration between several prestigious institutions in Singapore, including the Agency for Science.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Technology & Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Singapore Management University (SMU). Does that sound like a good paraphrase? PhD training through SINGA is conducted in English, allowing students to choose their preferred lab at A*STAR research institutes and NTU/NUS/SUTD/SMU. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a PhD degree from either NTU, NUS, SUTD, or SMU.

Singapore serves as a gateway to rapidly developing economies in the Asia Pacific region. By joining SINGA, you have the opportunity to pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish connections on a global scale, and further advance your research career.

SINGA cultivates a dynamic research community that includes international students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Working in a multicultural environment, you will have the chance to collaborate with distinguished and globally recognized researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

 Research Area

  • SINGA assists individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Computing and Information Sciences,
  • Engineering and Technology, and Physical Sciences.


The scholarship covers the tuition fees for up to 4 years of PhD studies.

  • A monthly stipend of S$2,200 is provided, which will be raised to S$2,700 after passing the Qualifying Examination.
  • There is a one-time grant of up to S$1,500 for flight expenses.
  • A single settling-in allowance of S$1,000 is available.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The opportunity is available to international graduates who possess exceptional academic achievements and a strong research interest.
  • SINGA is primarily intended for international students studying in Singapore for the first time.
  • Not eligible for Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents, and international students studying/having studied in Singapore.
  • It is necessary to have excellent skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Positive reports from academic referees are recommended.

Application procedure

  • To find PhD research projects, you can browse through the available options.
  • Before you submit your application, make sure you have all the necessary documents ready.
  • Valid passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo is needed in either .jpeg or .png format.
  • It is important to note that all documents should be submitted online and no hard copies should be mailed to the SINGA office.
  • Furthermore, all transcripts must be translated into English
  • To begin the Application, click here

Visit SINGA’s official website for more information.

Application Deadline

The application Deadline for the January 2025 intake is June, 1,2024. (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)



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