Singapore International Graduate Award 2020 (SINGA) 

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Singa Award

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is Ph.D scholarship given by the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, the Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design. This scholarship is fully funded, the courses are carried out in English entirely, and they will research with the world-renowned scholars in Singapore. 


SINGA Scholarship Amount 

  • Tuition fee 
  • Stipend of SGD 24,000 annually and to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination 
  • One-time settling allowance of SGD 1,000 
  • One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500 


Number of Recipients 

This scholarship is very competitive. Over 15,000 applications were received and only 650 students were selected to receive this scholarship last year. If you are in the top 10% of the class and will have good recommendations, it is not a bad idea to apply for this scholarship since there is no application fees. 



  • All international students wishing to study PhD program are eligible. 
  • Students who possess excellent research and academic results and potential 
  • English Proficiency 
  • Excellent Recommendations 


SINGA Application Dates 

There are two intakes one in January and one in August. Since application is open all year round, students can apply anytime for one of those intakes. 


How to Apply for SINGA Award 

  1. Browse PhD Research Areas. 
  2. Prepare the necessary documents (ID Card or Passport, recent passport-sized photos, academic transcripts, bachelor’s degree certificate, 2 recommendation reports). 
  3. Read the application guide carefully. 
  4. Submit the online application. Note that there is no application fee required. 

For more Information about application procedure, please see SINGA How to Apply Page. 



Frequently Asked Questions about SINGA 

Since there are many questions asked about SINGA, the official scholarship website made a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions about this scholarship, you should go to SINGA FAQ Page to see if you can get your questions answered. If not, please email the scholarship committee for information. 


More Government Scholarships and Scholarships in Singapore 

There are many scholarships available for international students in Singapore other than the SINGA awards. For more information, visit Singapore Category. For more information about government scholarships, visit Government Scholarships Category.