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SINGA PhD Awards for Foreign Students in Singapore 2016

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). PhD 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 PhD degree by either NTU, NUS or SUTD.Applications are invited for SINGA Awards for August 2016 intake. Up to 240 SINGA Awards are given every year to top students from all over the world. SINGA only supports PhD studies in the field of science and engineering. PhD training will be carried out in English at applicant’s chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD.

Scholarship Provider: 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).

singaporeStudy Major(s):  SINGA only supports PhD studies in the field of science and engineering.

Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing PhD studies either at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore

Scholarship for International Students: Yes,  International students can apply for these SINGA Awards.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
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Number of award(s): Up to 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world.

Duration of award(s):  Awards are available for 4 years of PhD studies.

Scholarship Cover:  SINGA PhD Total offer is about:

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

Selection Criteria:  The selection criteria for SINGA include the applicant’s academic record, publications, recommendations from academic referees, personal achievements, passion and ability to excel in research, and an interview if short-listed.

Notification: Only short-listed candidates will be notified within 10 weeks from the application closing date.

How to Apply:
Applicant will first need to fill up an online application  form and submit it through the SINGA website. Soft copies of the following supporting documents must be uploaded during your online application:

  • Identity card or Passport
  • A recent passport-sized photo in JPEG/PNG format
  • Bachelor’s Academic Transcripts (in English translation)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Scroll (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree scroll has not yet been conferred
  • Master’s Academic Transcripts, if any (in English translation)
  • Master’s Degree Scroll, if any (in English translation) or a letter of certification from the university on your candidature if your degree scroll has not yet been conferred
  • 2 recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees). Not compulsory but good to include (if available): – GRE / IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results
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Online Application

Closing Date: The application deadline is 1 January 2016 for August 2016 intake.

For more information: Check Scholarship official page.

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