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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship Details

Application Deadline: 1st June 2018

Singapore International Graduate Award Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Fully-funded PhD Scholarships 2020 for International Students. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.


Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Details and FAQs

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) Scholarship for international applicants seeking admission to pursue a full-time PhD programme at NTU in January 2020.

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer PhD training to be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. 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 NUS or NTU.

When is the application deadline?

1st June 2019 for January 2020 intake.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?


In which host country will the awardees be studying?

National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences; and
  • Physical Science and Engineering.

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD, Research

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

  • 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

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.

Number of Scholarships

up to 240

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

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*

* Subject to terms and conditions

How long will the scholarship last?

For 4 years

How to Apply for the Programme:

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the webpage linked to below.

Scholarship Webpage

About Institutions

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is an autonomous university in Singapore. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered.

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is an autonomous university in Singapore. NTU is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best universities in all of the major college and university rankings and is regarded as one of the top universities in Asia. In the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings, NTU was ranked 11th in the world and 1st in Asia, surpassing rival university National University of Singapore for the very first time. In the 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, NTU came in joint 2nd in Asia, with Peking University.

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