Monday, January 28, 2019

[Bachelor and Master Degree] Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) 2019, Singapore

The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for top international students at A*STAR, giving you the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

This award is eligible for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme.

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  • Monthly stipend of $1,500
    • Research attachment period should be a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.
    • A simple report detailing the student's experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.
  • Open for application by international students in Biomedical, Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students 
  •  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.

How to Apply:
  • Interested students can browse through A*STAR Research Institutes (RIs) and Consortia for attachment opportunities.
  • Interested students are to contact A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia directly for attachment opportunities.
  • Please submit the following supporting documents via email to the contact person for the Research Institute that you would like to be attached to.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English-Translated Transcripts of Bachelor and Master Studies (if any)
  • Copy of Identity Certificate/ Passport
  • Recommendation letter (if any)
  • Proposed start and end date of attachment
  • A*STAR Research Institutes Coordinator List 

  • There are 6 application cycles per year. Please refer to the table below.
  • Nominations for A*STAR Graduate Academy’s (A*GA’s) funding of attachment must be submitted by the RI to A*GA at least 6 weeks in advance.
  • Students are advised to contact the Research Institute at least 2 weeks before the nomination closing dates. 

Student to contact RI for attachement opportunities (recommended) Closing dates for RI’s nomination of Student to A*GA For A*GA’s funding of attachments starting
31 Jan 15 Feb From 1 Apr
31 Mar 15 Apr From 1 Jun
31 May 15 Jan From 1 Aug
31 Jul 15 Aug From 1 Oct
30 Sep 15 Oct From 1 Dec
30 Nov 15 Dec From 1 Feb