SINGA Doctoral Scholarships in Singapore for Postgraduate International Students Worldwide

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Course(s) Offered: Science, Engineering
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: A*STAR, NUS, and NTU
Country to Study in: Singapore

Scholarship Description
The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) scholarship supports PhD studies in the fields of Science and Engineering and is open to international students.

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.

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
The following apply:
  • The scholarship is open to all international students
  • Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees
Eligible groups
Citizens of any nationality / country of the world

Participating Institutions
A*STAR Research Institutes;
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; AND
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

Fields of study
PhD fields in Science and Engineering. Research areas under the PhD Program fall broadly under two categories:
  1. Biomedical Sciences and
  2. Engineering and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Applicants can pursue a PhD degree in any field of study for which they can demonstrate interest and capability. The PhD projects under SINGA are research based, not clinically based.

Number of awards
Every year, about 240 scholarships are awarded to students from all over the world

Sponsorship duration
For the whole duration of the programme - the award covers a financial support for up to 4 years.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships are valued as:
  • Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. The annual stipend amount is to be increased after passing Qualifying Examination.
  • Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies.
  • One-time Settling-in Allowance
  • One-time Airfare Grant
  • Medical insurance
  • Conference allowance
Method of Application
Applicants will first need to fill in an online application form and submit it through the SINGA website (link to it is below). In the past, applicants were required to send hard copies of supporting documents via post, but these can now be uploaded during the online application.

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

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

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.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply to this award.

Applications for the next January class intake ends 1 June of the previous year, and that for the next August class intake ends 1 January of the same year. Applications open after the end of each intake.

Applications for January 2019 intake will end 1 June 2018 (2359hrs GMT+8 SINGAPORE Time). Applications for August 2019 intake will end on 1 January 2019 (2359hrs GMT+8 SINGAPORE Time)

Only applications with complete supporting documents submitted before or on the respective deadlines will be processed.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.

Application Deadline: 1 January 2019
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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Related: List of Scholarships in Singapore for International Students


  1. please tell us the website where we can apply online.

  2. Please read the article above. It says, "Applications will soon open for January 2018 intake..." So applications will open in a few weeks. This article will be updated and republished when that time comes

  3. From the write up the scholarship is already on, so where is the application link?

    1. Hi @erhunmwunse edosa, visit the official website via the link that has been provided in the article above to apply for the January 2018 intake. Goodluck!

  4. So many scholarship opportunities for African scholars I hope we utilize it properly