Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

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The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) gives international students the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment and work with world-renowned researchers at A*STAR’s Research Entities.

Students who are pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computing and Information Science, Biomedical Science, Physical Science or Engineering-related disciplines can apply for attachments of two to six months in duration. 

If you are interested in pursuing PhD studies in A*STAR, you can apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme.


SIPGA awardees will pursue their attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute. You may find out more about the capabilities of the Research Institutes here

Research areas available under SIPGA fall broadly into four categories – Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Physical Sciences (PS), Computing and Information Sciences (CIT), and Engineering and Technology (E&T).

As research is increasingly interdisciplinary, we encourage you to consider projects in all categories regardless of your prior research experience.

Please click the link below for the list of SIPGA projects available that you may apply for: 
SIPGA Project List.

Please note that you are required to indicate the SIPGA project you are applying for when submitting your application through the SIPGA Online Application Form


  • Open to international 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and master’s students from overseas universities in STEM courses
  • Obtained/on track to obtain at least a Second-Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent for bachelor’s degree
  • Students must remain matriculated in their home university during the attachment period
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Strong interest in a research career

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. 


Awardees are provided with the following during their attachment in Singapore:
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000
SIPGA awardees must complete an online SIPGA Attachment Report at least 3 weeks before the end of the attachment.


Application Deadlines

There are 3 application cycles each year:

Submission byAttachment Period from
15 October
March (Next year)
15 February
July (Same year)
15 June
November (Same year) 

Application Steps

Step 1. View SIPGA Project List for Project Selection
Please click here to view the SIPGA Project List to identify the project(s) you wish to apply for.

Step 2: Prepare Supporting Documents
Please prepare the following supporting documents for submission:

  • Copy of passport
  • Latest academic transcripts of your bachelor's and/or master's (if applicable) degree. Translated transcripts are necessary if the originals are not in English.
  • Updated Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Step 3: Submit Application
    Submit your online application here. You are welcome to apply for up to three (3) projects concurrently. Please submit a separate application for each project.

    Step 4: Online Interview
    Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the A*STAR researcher for an online interview within 2-3 weeks from the date of application.

    Step 5: Await Award Outcome
    Successful applicants will be notified within 1 month from the date of application.


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