deadline for January 2021 intake: 1 June 2020 (23:59 hrs GMT +8 Singapore time)



(Fully Funded)


 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). 

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Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific region. And with SINGA, you can pursue your PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take your research career to greater heights. SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Physical Science.
  • Engineering

Please note that you will be required to indicate your choices of supervisor in the application form.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

All World Countries

Program Period

4 years for PhD students

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results.
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

 Note: 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including:

  • Tuition fees.
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 after the passing of the Qualifying Examination.
  • One-time airfare grant of up to S$1,500.
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Go to Research Areas to browse the projects you are interested in.

Second Step: Prepare the following documents in advance before applying.

  • Identification card or Passport
  •  A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or png format
  • Prepare the transcripts and reports, all transcripts need to be in English translation.

Note: Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.


  1. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred.
  3. 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees). Please submit your applications as early as possible. This will provide ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports before the application deadline, as only applications with 2 recommendation reports will be processed.

GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results. However, do note that you may be requested by the university to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirement.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rahma Sabry/ Egypt

 ” Reviewed by” Shrouk Saleh / Egypt
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