Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2024, a partnership of A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SUTD, and SMU, is now open for applications. Offering PhD training in leading institutions, students benefit from Singapore’s role as the gateway to Asia Pacific’s booming economies.

Singapore stands tall as a bridge to the rapidly advancing economies of the Asia Pacific. Here’s your chance to be a part of this global gateway with the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for 2024.

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a result of a groundbreaking partnership between several esteemed institutions:

  • Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)

Together, they offer an unparalleled opportunity for aspirants to pursue their PhD in one of Singapore’s top universities.

About Agency for Science, Technology and Research

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation. We play a key role in nurturing and developing talent and leaders for our Research Institutes, the wider research community, and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore. As a Science and Technology Organisation, we bridge the gap between academia and industry in terms of research and development.


Securing the SINGA award promises a comprehensive package:

  • Complete coverage of tuition fees for up to 4 years of PhD studies.
  • A monthly stipend of S$2,200, which receives a boost to S$2,700 post the clearance of the Qualifying Examination.
  • A one-time airfare grant of up to S$1,500.
  • A welcoming settling-in allowance of S$1,000.

Qualification Requirements

Are you the right fit for SINGA? Here’s what you need:

  1. Being an international graduate with a burning passion for research and a track record of excellent academic achievements. Do note: SINGA primarily seeks students embarking on their first educational voyage in Singapore. Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents, and International students previously enrolled in or currently studying at Singapore tertiary institutions will not qualify.
  2. Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
  3. Positive endorsements from academic referees.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Agency for Science, Technology and Research on to apply

Ready to embark on this journey? Here’s how:

  1. Delve into the Research Areas to pinpoint the projects aligning with your interests.
  2. Organise all requisite documents beforehand, ensuring every transcript is accompanied by its English translation.
  3. Finally, set your aspirations in motion by applying.

For more details, visit A Star website on

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