Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

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. The deadline is on 1 December 2019.

Apply for Graduate Award

What is Gratitude Award? 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.

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*
  • Estimated cost of living in Singapore.

Research areas under the PhD Program fall broadly under two categories: Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science and Engineering.

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).

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.

Main criteria

  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results;
  • Good skills in written and spoken English are required. All Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts need to be in English translation.

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