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Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA), you can pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take your research career to greater heights.

A joint collaboration between A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students.

Under SINGA, you’ll receive PhD training at an A*STAR Research Institute or one of the three top universities in Asia – NUS, NTU or SUTD. You’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

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

Research Areas

Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:
  • Biomedical Sciences; and

  • Physical Science and Engineering.

More information on:

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects

NUS Supervisors and Projects

NTU Supervisors and Projects

SUTD Supervisors and Projects

Eligibility

  • 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.

     

    Coverage

    The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD 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
    • Medical insurance
    • Conference allowance

    Application Procedure

    To apply, please click here for more information.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    For frequently asked questions, please click here