Singapore International Graduate Award 2025

Deadline: 1st of June, 2024

The Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Singapore Management University (SMU) collaborate to offer the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA).

PhD training is offered in English at NTU/NUS/SUTD/SMU and A*STAR research institutes, at the student’s selected lab. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a PhD by NTU, NUS, SUTD, or SMU.

Research Area:

SINGA supports PhD studies in biomedical sciences, computing and information sciences, engineering and technology, and physical sciences.


The award provides support for up to 4 years of PhD studies, including:

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


  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
    Note: SINGA is intended primarily for international students studying for the first time in Singapore. Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents, and international students studying or who have studied in Singapore tertiary institutions are not eligible.
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

Estimated cost of living in Singapore

 Item  Per Student Per Month (S$)
 Food  University Canteens  250 – 350
 Meals outside Campus  450 – 600
 Accommodation (based on a single room)  On Campus  400 to 700
 Transport Expenses (local)  100 – 150
 Other Expenses (stationary, laundry, toiletries, recreation, etc.)  400 to 500
 Total Estimated Cost of Living  1,400 – 2,000

Click here to apply 

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