Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

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

Doctoral training will be conducted in English in the laboratory of your choice at A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU research institutes. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these laboratories. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a doctorate by NTU, NUS, SUTD or SMU.

Singapore is the gateway to some of the most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific region. And with SINGA, you can continue your doctoral training in Singapore, make global connections and propel your research career to greater heights.
SINGA fosters a vibrant and culturally diverse research community of international students. You will work in a multicultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities.

Research areas
The research areas of the doctoral program generally fall into two categories:

Biomedical Sciences; and
Physical science and engineering.

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

eligible countries

all nationalities

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

Tuition fees
Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 after passing the qualifying exam
One-time airfare scholarship of up to S$1500*
One-time installation allowance of S$1000*

1. Browse PhD research projects

Go to Research Areas to browse the projects that interest you.

2. Documents required
Prepare the following documents in advance before applying.
Note: Do NOT send paper documents to the SINGA office. All necessary documents must be submitted online.

a. Valid passport
b. A recent passport size photo (in .jpeg or .png format)

3.Transcripts and reports
ALL transcripts must be in English translation

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s transcripts.
Bachelor’s degree certificate(s)/scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university on your application if your certificate/scroll has not yet been awarded.
2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by referees).


GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results. However, note that the university may require you to submit satisfactory scores as part of the university admission requirements.

Please read the important information below.

Please ensure that the information you provide when registering the account in the Applicant Portal is accurate, as it will be used for verification when you first log in.

b. Please ensure that you are applying for the correct scholarship – “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” – in the application portal after logging in.

vs. Please DO NOT send paper documents to the SINGA office.

d. Please submit your applications as soon as possible. This will give your referees ample time to submit their endorsement reports online before the application deadline, as only applications with 2 endorsement reports will be considered.

e. Please check and ensure that all the data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before submitting the application. Changes to the application will NOT be possible after submission.

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