The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). 

PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.


  • Open for application by all international students‚Äč
  • 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 are not exhaustive. SINGA may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.


  • Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies
  • The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination
  • Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies
  • One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance*
  • One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500*

* Subject to terms and conditions

Estimated cost of living in Singapore


Per Student Per Month (S$)


University Canteens

250 – 350

Meals outside Campus

450 – 600


(based on a single room)

On- Campus*

400 – 700

Transport Expenses (local)

100 – 150

Other Expenses (stationary, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.)

400 – 500

Total Estimated Cost of Living

1,400 – 2,000

 *Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first year students.


For more information please download the brochure

Did you know?

Did you know?

SINGA aims for diversity in the programme

15,000 applications
were received from over 149 countries
650 students
given the opportunity to work alongside renowned researchers
75 countries
from where SINGA awardees hail