Singapore: Fully-Funded Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) for International Students, 2018

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).

Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.

International students with a passion for Science and Engineering research, excellent academic qualifications, good reports from academic referees, and fluency in English are encouraged to apply for this award.

NTU Singapore is a young, research-intensive university on a rapid global rise. It has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. In partnership with Imperial College London, NTU has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. There are about 38,000 students from 100 countries who further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is established in collaboration with MIT, with the mission to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs.


  • Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies
  • The stipend amount is S$24,000 annually, to be increased to S$30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination
  • Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies
  • One-time S$1,000 Settling-in Allowance*
  • One-time Airfare Grant of S$1,500*

* Subject to terms and conditions


  • Open for application by 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 Regions: Open for all


Apply through online!

Application Deadline: January 1, 2018

Application Form

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.



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