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  • Nanyang Technological University Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Management University
  • Partial Funding, Full tuition fee
  • Singapore
  • PhD
  • International Students, Domestic Students
  • 06/01/2022

Scholarship Description:

International and domestic students are eligible to apply for the SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE AWARD (SINGA) 2022. The scholarship covers PhD level programmes at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Singapore Management University in the fields of All Subjects. The scholarship deadline is June 1, 2022.

The Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the Singapore Management University have collaborated to create the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) (SMU).

PhD training will take place in English at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS, SUTD, or SMU in the lab of your choice. In these labs, students will be supervised by eminent and internationally recognised researchers. Students will receive a PhD degree from NTU, NUS, SUTD, or SMU if they complete the programme successfully.

Singapore serves as a gateway to some of the region’s fastest-growing economies. With SINGA, you can complete your PhD in Singapore, create global connections, and advance your research career to new heights.
International students at SINGA are part of a vibrant and culturally diverse research community. In state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll be working alongside outstanding and world-renowned researchers in a multi-cultural atmosphere.

Degree Level:

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE AWARD (SINGA) 2022 is open to PhD students at Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Singapore Management University.

Available Subjects:

The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

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

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,200 which will be increased to S$2,700 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

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility 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
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.

Application Procedure:

1. Browse PhD Research Projects

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

2. Documents Required
Do prepare the following documents in advance before applying.
Note: Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.

a. Valid Passport
b. A recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)

3.Transcripts & Reports
ALL transcripts need to be in English translation

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
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.
2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).


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.

Please read the important information below.

a. Please ensure that the information you provide during account registration in the application portal is accurate, as the information will be used for verification upon your first log-in.

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

c. Please do NOT mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.

d. 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.

e. Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before you submit the application. Amendments to the application will NOT be possible after it is submitted.


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