The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a prestigious collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). It offers exceptional opportunities for international students to pursue their PhD degrees on fully funded scholarships in Singapore. SINGA Scholarship 2024 is now open for applications from talented students worldwide.

Under the SINGA program, students can select from various research projects at A*Star, NTU, NUS, and SUTD. Successful candidates will be conferred a PhD degree by one of these esteemed universities. By choosing SINGA, you gain access to Singapore’s vibrant academic and research community, providing a gateway to the rapidly growing economies of the Asia Pacific region.

Embark on your journey towards academic excellence and global collaborations by applying for the SINGA Scholarship 2024. This fully funded scholarship offers a life-changing opportunity to further your research career and make a significant impact in your field of study.

Don’t miss this chance to study in Singapore, a hub of innovation and cutting-edge research. Take your aspirations to new heights with the SINGA Scholarship for International Students in 2024. Apply now to seize this incredible opportunity and unlock your potential for a promising future.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Singapore International Graduate Award 2023
  • Department: Maximum Research Areas
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 650 +
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Singapore
  • Deadline: 1 December 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the SINGA Scholarship 2024 are as follows:

Nationality: The scholarship is open to international students from all over the world, except Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong academic background with a Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in a relevant field of study. Specific academic requirements may vary depending on the university and research program.

Research Interest: Candidates must demonstrate a keen interest in pursuing research in science and engineering disciplines, which align with the available research projects offered by A*STAR, NTU, NUS, and SUTD.

English Language Proficiency: As most research and coursework in Singapore are conducted in English, applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. English language test scores, such as TOEFL or IELTS, may be required for verification.

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should provide strong letters of recommendation from academic referees who can assess their academic and research potential.

Statement of Purpose: A well-written statement of purpose outlining the candidate’s research interests, motivation for pursuing a PhD, and potential contributions to the field is essential.

Commitment: Candidates must be committed to undertaking full-time PhD studies at one of the partner universities (NTU, NUS, or SUTD) in Singapore.

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Research Areas

The research areas covered by the SINGA Scholarship 2024 are diverse and span across various disciplines in science and engineering. These research areas are offered by the participating institutions, including 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). The specific research areas may vary each year based on the ongoing research projects and faculty expertise. Some of the potential research areas for the SINGA Scholarship 2024 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical Sciences: Research in areas like cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, molecular biology, and medical sciences.
  • Engineering: Research in various engineering fields such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials engineering, and chemical engineering.
  • Physical Sciences: Research in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computational sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Environmental Sciences: Research focused on sustainability, environmental engineering, climate change, and renewable energy.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology: Research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, computer vision, and cybersecurity.
  • Materials Science: Research in materials engineering, nanotechnology, and advanced materials.
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Research in the fields of bioprocessing, biomolecular engineering, and bioinformatics.
  • Aerospace Engineering: Research in aerospace technology, aviation, and space exploration.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: Research in areas like economics, sociology, public policy, and urban studies.
  • Robotics and Automation: Research in robotic systems, automation, and control engineering.

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SINGA scholarship offers support for PhD studies in four main areas:

  1. Biomedical Sciences
  2. Computing and Information Sciences
  3. Engineering and Technology
  4. Physical Sciences

For more detailed information, please visit:

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects 

NTU Colleges and Schools 

NUS Graduate School 

SMU School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) 

SUTD Pillars/Clusters and Research Centres 

Please note that you will be required to indicate your choices of supervisor in the application form.

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How to Apply

IIf you are interested and eligible to pursue fully funded scholarships for studying in Singapore through the SINGA Award, follow the steps below to submit your successful application.

Explore PhD Research Projects

Visit the Research Areas section to browse through the projects that interest you. (List given above)

Required Documents

Before applying, make sure to prepare the following documents. Please note that hard copies should not be mailed to the SINGA Office. All necessary documents are to be submitted online.

  • Valid Passport
  • Recent passport-sized photo (in .jpeg or .png format)
  • Transcripts & Reports (Ensure that ALL transcripts are translated into English)


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree certificate(s) / scroll(s) or a letter of certification from the university if the degree certificate / scroll has not yet been conferred.
  • Two recommendation reports (to be completed and submitted online by the referees).
  • Applicants applying to NUS supervisors/projects should submit GRE scores in their SINGA application form.
  • For other applicants, satisfactory GRE scores may be requested later by the university for admission.
  • The submission of IELTS / TOEFL / SAT I & II / GATE results is optional and may be requested later by the university for admission.


  • Ensure that the information provided during account registration in the application portal is accurate, as it will be used for verification upon your first log-in.
  • Apply for the correct scholarship – “Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)” – in the application portal after logging in.
  • Do NOT mail any hard copy documents to the SINGA Office.
  • Submit your applications as early as possible to allow ample time for your referees to submit their online recommendation reports before the application deadline. Applications with 2 recommendation reports will be processed.
  • Double-check all data entered in the online application form for accuracy before submitting, as amendments will NOT be possible after submission.

Online Application

Click Here to Apply Online

Submission deadline for August 2024 intake: 1 December 2023 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore Time)

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 12 weeks from the application closing date.


The award includes support for up to 4 years of PhD studies, covering:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,200, which will be increased to S$2,700 after the Qualifying Examination
  • One-time airfare grant of up to S$1,500
  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$1,000

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


Mulatu · September 11, 2019 at 12:39 AM

Need phd fully funded scholar ship

Estifanose Wondaye Lulla · November 22, 2019 at 3:15 PM

To fellow in Phd program of Epidemiology in your university.
Thank you.

    Muhammad Usman · November 23, 2019 at 3:36 PM


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