PhD in Science and Engineering, Singapore

Deadline: 1 June 2011
Open to: Master’s degree holders in Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Scholarship: Monthly stipend of $2000

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.

Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories:

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

College of Science

College of Engineering


  • Open to all international master’s degree holders in Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Graduate with a passion for research and excellent academic results
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Good reports from two academic referees


As a recipient of the scholarship, you will be given support for up to 4 years of academic pursuit, leading to a PhD degree in NTU. You will receive:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of $2000 and will be increased to $2500 upon confirmation
  • One-time $1000 settling-in allowance
  • One-time airfare grant of $1500


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.

• Submit your application using the online application form

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 (download the recommendation form HERE)
  • 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

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

Tel: (65) 6826 6111
Fax: (65) 6777 1711

The Official Webpage

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