Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

SIPGA -Sinem
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The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for top international students at A*STAR, giving you the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

This award is eligible for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme.


  • Open for application by international students in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students

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.


Awardees are provided with the following during their attachment in Singapore:
  • Monthly stipend of S$1,500 for attachment before 1 December 2022
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000 for attachment from 1 December 2022
A report detailing the student's experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.


For attachments from FY2022, interested students should undertake a 2-6 month attachment at A*STAR.

Please refer to the following timeline: 

Student to submit application for attachment opportunities by Attachment Period
15 February 2023
From July 2023
15 June 2023
From November 2023

Students interested in pursuing an attachment at A*STAR Research Institutes (RI) under the SIPGA programme should complete this application form for shortlisting by the RI. For attachment opportunities at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), interested students should email the following RI coordinators directly for placement.

Please include the following supporting documents in the submission of the application form/ email:
•  Curriculum Vitae
•  Educational transcripts/certificates

 Research InstituteContact Person
 Bioinformatics Institute (BII)   Ms Koh Kok Mei
Phone: +65 6478 8341
 Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)  Ms Ong Yan Ting
Phone: +65 6808 8003

Students are encouraged to find out more about the capabilities and areas of research of the RI here.
Shortlisted students will be contacted by the identified RI supervisor/ HR for nomination.


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