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2019 Singapore International Graduate Award for International Students in Singapore

Applications are invited for the 2019 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) in Singapore. Applications are open for International Students to pursue PhD degree programme at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 1 December 2018
Study in : Singapore
Providers : 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)
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study :
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Benefits of 2019 Singapore International Graduate Award: 

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

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 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*

* Subject to terms and conditions

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

*Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first-year students.

Number of Scholarships: 650 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world.

Nationality:  International students.

More information on 2019 Singapore International Graduate Award:

A*STAR Supervisors and Projects

NTU Supervisors and Projects

NUS Supervisors and Projects

SUTD Supervisors and Projects

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

Eligibility for 2019 Singapore International Graduate Award:

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible to apply:

  • Open for application to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from academic referees

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.
A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies.  These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

English Language Requirements for 2019 Singapore International Graduate Award:

TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE are NOT required.

However, Applicants may indicate their scores in the online application form if they have already taken any of these tests. If they are invited for an interview, the selection panel will assess your command of spoken and written English during the interview. The selection process will not be biased against candidates without GRE, TOEFL or IELTS.

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