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 .

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 download the list of SIPGA projects available that you may apply for.
(Having issue with this link? Click here to receive it via email.)

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.


Applications are open year-round. Please note that your intended attachment start date must be at least four (4) months from the date of application.

Step 1. View SIPGA Project List for Project Selection
Please download the list of SIPGA projects to identify the project(s) you wish to apply for.
(Having issue with this link? Click here to receive it via email.)

Step 2: Prepare Supporting Documents
Please prepare the following supporting documents for submission:
  • Copy of passport
  • Complete 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.

Step 4: Online Interview
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the A*STAR researcher for an online interview. Please note that only applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.

Step 5: Await Award Outcome
Successful applicants will generally be notified within 2 months from the date of interview.


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