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The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. 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 NUS or NTU.

About A*STAR

A*STAR is Singapore’s leading research agency that complements research and PhD education through its state-of-the-art facilities and renowned scientists located at integrated research campuses – Biopolis and Fusionopolis – for Biomedical Sciences and Physical Sciences & Engineering research respectively. With 14 research institutes dedicated to a multitude of technological disciplines, including infocommunications, nanotechnology and manufacturing, A*STAR attracts a diverse community of leading local researchers & foreign specialists from the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific region.

About NUS

NUS is ranked as being among both the world’s and Asia’s best universities. Top flight researchers who are committed to developing young talent, make for a rewarding PhD experience at NUS. The multi-campus University, with distinctive strengths in education and research, features strong entrepreneurial and global dimensions in its multi-faceted initiatives. An NUS education optimises students’ potential, broadens intellectual horizons and shapes global outlooks. NUS leverages on its multi-disciplinary strengths to deliver a comprehensive broad-based education. The University has a cosmopolitan community of over 30,000 students from 100 countries. A vibrant residential life, and exciting cultural and sporting pursuits add to the learning and living experience.

About NTU

NTU is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. NTU provides a highquality global education to more than 19, 100 undergraduates and 8,600 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. NTU’s 2,500-strong teaching and research staff hail from more than 40 countries, bringing dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.


– Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. 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

How to apply

Hard copies of the following supporting documents must be submitted to the SINGA Office:


– A copy of your Identity Card or Passport
– Certified true copies of university transcript(s), one in English translation and the other in the original language
– Certified true copies of degree scroll(s) or a letter or certification from the university on your candidature if your degree scroll has not yet been conferred.
– Two Academic Referees’ Recommendation
– Two recent passport-sized photographs

Not compulsory but good to include (if any):

– A certified true copy of TOEFL / IELTS results
– A certified true copy of SAT I & II / GRE / GATE results
– Certified true copies of awards / prizes and certificates
– List of publications
– List of patents filed

The application deadline for January 2012 intake is 1 Jun 2011. Only applications with complete supporting documents received by SINGA Office before or on 1 Jun 2011 will be processed for the January 2012 intake.

Applications for the January 2012 intake received before or on 1 Jun 2011 but whose complete supporting documents are received after 1 Jun 2011 will be considered late, and will be processed for the August 2012 intake instead.

All supporting documents are to be submitted by post to:

Attention: Ms Pris Ang
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
20 Biopolis Way, #08-01 Centros
Singapore 138668

Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online application form is correct and accurate before you submit the application. Amendments to the application will not be possible after it is submitted.

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

For enquiries, please reach us at:
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
20 Biopolis Way
#08-01 Centros
Tel: (65) 6826 6111
Fax: (65) 6777 1711


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