How to Apply for SINGA 2024: A Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Singapore

Russell Nketiah Tannor

How to Apply for SINGA 2024: A Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Singapore

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2024: A Great Opportunity for Aspiring Researchers

Are you an international student who is passionate about research and innovation? Do you want to pursue your PhD in one of the best universities in Singapore and work with world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities? If yes, then you should apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2024, a fully funded scholarship program that supports PhD studies in various fields of science and engineering.

What is SINGA?

SINGA stands for Singapore International Graduate Award, a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Singapore Management University (SMU). SINGA aims to attract outstanding international students with a passion for research and excellent academic results to pursue their PhD education in Singapore, establish global links and take their research career to greater heights.

What are the benefits of SINGA?

SINGA is a fully funded scholarship program that covers the following expenses for up to 4 years of PhD studies:

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

In addition, SINGA scholars will have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities. They will also have access to various resources and networks that will enhance their research capabilities and career prospects.

What are the research areas supported by SINGA?

SINGA supports PhD studies in the following research areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Computing and Information Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physical Sciences

You can browse the projects you are interested in here.

What are the eligibility criteria for SINGA?

To be eligible for SINGA, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be an international student who has not studied or worked in Singapore before
  • You must have a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • You must have good skills in written and spoken English
  • You must have good reports from academic referees

How to apply for SINGA?

To apply for SINGA, you need to follow these steps:

  • Prepare the required documents in advance before applying. These include:
    • A passport-sized photo
    • Identity card or passport
    • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s academic transcripts
    • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree certificates or letters of certification
    • Two recommendation reports
    • GRE/IELTS/TOEFL scores (optional)
    • All transcripts need to be in English translation.
  • Go to this link and create an account.
  • Fill in your personal details, education background, research interest and project preference.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Submit your application before December 1, 2023 (2359hrs GMT +8 Singapore time).

Where can I find more information about SINGA?

For more information about SINGA, you can visit the official website or check out these FAQs You can also contact [email protected] for any queries.


SINGA is a great opportunity for aspiring researchers who want to pursue their PhD education in Singapore and work with world-class researchers in cutting-edge fields. If you are one of them, don't miss this chance and apply now!

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