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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya


Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

Attention all aspiring researchers and scholars! The prestigious Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) is now accepting applications from international students eager to dive into the world of cutting-edge research. This remarkable opportunity, offered by A*STAR’s Research Entities, is tailored for students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in Computing and Information Science, Biomedical Science, Physical Science, or Engineering-related disciplines. SIPGA provides a gateway to a vibrant scientific environment, allowing you to collaborate with world-renowned researchers in Singapore. If you're passionate about research and considering a PhD, SIPGA is the perfect stepping stone for you.

During the program, the host organization will provide a stipend of $2000 to the selected applicants. Application for the SIPGA awards is open throughout the year. The duration of the program is 2-6 months during which they will work on the research project.


SIPGA available research fields and disciplines

SIPGA awardees will pursue their attachment at an A*STAR Research Institute. You may find out more about the capabilities of the Research Institutes on this Page.

• Research areas available under SIPGA fall broadly into four categories – Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Physical Sciences (PS), Computing and Information Sciences (CIT), and Engineering and Technology (E&T).

• You can download the list of SIPGA projects

available that you may apply for.

(Having issue with this link? Click here to receive it via email.)

• Please note that you are required to indicate the SIPGA project you are applying for when submitting your application through the SIPGA Online Application Form.


SIPGA award coverage

SIPGA awardees will be provided with a monthly stipend of S$2000 for the duration of their attachment.


Eligibility criteria

  • Open to international 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and master’s students from overseas universities in STEM courses

  • Obtained/on track to obtain at least a Second-Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent for bachelor’s degree

  • Students must remain matriculated in their home university during the attachment period

  • Proficient in written and spoken English

  • Strong interest in a research career


Application procedure

Applications are open year-round. Please note that your intended attachment start date must be at least four (4) months from the date of application.

Step1. View SIPGA Project List for Project Selection.

Step 2: Prepare Supporting Documents

Please prepare the following supporting documents for submission:

  • Copy of passport

  • Complete academic transcripts of your bachelor's and/or master's (if applicable) degree. Translated transcripts are necessary if the originals are not in English.

  • Updated Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Step 3: Submit Application

Submit your online application here. You are welcome to apply for up to three (3) projects.

Step 4: Online Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the A*STAR researcher for an online interview. Please note that only applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.

Step 5: Await Award Outcome

Successful applicants will generally be notified within 2 months from the date of interview.




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