Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

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.


  • Monthly stipend of $1,500
  1. Research attachment period should be a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.
  2. A simple report detailing the student's experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.


Application Procedure

Please note that only nominations for attachments from May 2020 to April 2021 will be considered and attachments during this period would be capped at 4 months.

Attachment period Please submit the nomination to the
A*STAR Research Institute (RI) Coordinator by
May to October 2020 29 February 2020
 November 2020 to April 2021  31 August 2020

The list of A*STAR RI Coordinators can be found here

Students will be notified of their application outcome about 1 month before the attachment start date by the A*STAR RI Coordinator.

Interested students can browse through A*STAR RIs for attachment opportunities, and contact the A*STAR RI Coordinator directly for attachment opportunities.

Please submit the following supporting documents via email to the A*STAR RI Coordinator for the RI that you would like to be attached to.

1.     Curriculum Vitae

2.     English-Translated Transcripts of Bachelor and Master Studies (if any)

3.     Copy of Identity Certificate/ Passport

4.     Recommendation letter (if any)

5.     Proposed start and end date of attachment


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(65) 6826 6111

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