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SINGA PhD Awards for International Students in Singapore, 2014/15

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Applications are invited for SINGA Award August 2014 intake. The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers Graduate Awards, Singapore. 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world. Scholarships are provided in Science & Engineering. Applicants can pursue a PhD degree in any field of study for which they can demonstrate interest and capability. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level. The application deadline is Jan 1, 2014 for August 2014.

Study Subject (s): Research areas under the PhD Programme fall broadly under two categories: (i) Biomedical Sciences and (ii) Engineering and Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Applicants can pursue a PhD degree in any field of study for which they can demonstrate interest and capability. The PhD projects under SINGA are research based, not clinically based.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore

Eligibility: 

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

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

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

Number of award (s): 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for 4 years of PhD studies.

What does it cover? Total offer is about:

  • 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

Selection criteria: The selection criteria for SINGA include the applicant’s academic record, publications, recommendations from academic referees, personal achievements, passion and ability to excel in research, and an interview if short-listed.

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

How to Apply: Applicant will first need to fill up an online application form and submit it through the SINGA website. Then send hard copies of supporting documents via post. These supporting documents include :

Compulsory:

  • 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
  • A list of patents filed

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is Jan 1, 2014 for August 2014 intake, but whose complete supporting documents are received after 1 Jan 2014 will be considered late, and will be processed for the January 2015 intake instead.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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