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The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for PhD studies in Science and Engineering at A*STAR REesearch Institutes

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for PhD studies in Science and Engineering at A*STAR REesearch Institutes – The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is offering  international candidates scholarships for PhD studies in Science and Engineering at A*STAR research institutes and NTU/NUS/SUTD/SMU to enhance research knowledge and gain insight from a wide range of industry leaders and researchers in Singapore.

SINGA is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Singapore’s Autonomous Universities – Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Degree level

PhD

Deadlines

1 June          : For January intake (the following year) – A*STAR and NTU only

1 December : For August intake (the following year)

Who can apply

Applicant must:

  • International graduates with excellent academic achievements and a passion for research;
  • Be current BSc/MSc students and graduates;
  • Have strong passion for research and excellent academic performance;
  • Have strong academic references;
  • Be proficient in both spoken and written English.

What the scholarship offers

  • Funding support for up to four years of PhD studies;
  • Supervision by outstanding researchers at A*STAR and the universities;
  • Full coverage of tuition fees;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • One-time airfare grant;
  • One-time settling-in allowance.

Fields of Study

PhD programmes broadly fall under four research area categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences;
  • Computing and Information Sciences;
  • Engineering and Technology;
  • Physical Sciences.

Application Process

Submit an online application form by clicking on the following link:  Softcopies of the following supporting documents must be uploaded during your online application:

Compulsory:

  • Passport;
  • A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format;
  • Bachelor’s Academic Transcripts (in English translation);
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate / Scroll (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred;
  • Master’s Academic Transcripts, if any (in English translation);
  • Master’s Degree Certificate / Scroll, if any (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred;
  • 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).

Contact

For any SINGA related queries, please email singa_enquiries@hq.a-star.edu.sg.

For technical issues (e.g. account registration / login / password recovery), please refer to technical FAQ here. For further assistance, please email scholartechhelp@hq.a-star.edu.sg with a screenshot of the issue faced.

Documents and links

SINGA brochure

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects (Aug and Jan Intakes)

NTU Colleges and Schools (Jan and Aug Intakes)

NUS Graduate School (Aug intake only)

SMU School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) (Aug intake only)

SUTD Pillars/Clusters and Research Centres (Aug intake only)

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