Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) 2022/2023 is a fully-funded scholarship for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. 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.

If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme.

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Eligiblity for SIPGA

Open for application by international students in Biomedical Sciences and Physical 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.

Scholarship Benefit

Awardees are provided with a Monthly stipend of $1,500 during their attachment in Singapore.

A report detailing the student’s experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.


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Application Procedure for SIPGA

For attachments from FY2021, interested students should undertake a 4-5 month attachment at A*STAR.

Please refer to the following timeline:

Attachment Period                                                      
Student to submit application for attachment opportunities by  
From May 2022 15th November 2021
From July 2022 15th February 2022
 From November 2022 15th June 2022
From March 2023 15th October 2022

Students interested in pursuing an attachment at A*STAR Research Institutes (RI) under the SIPGA programme should complete this application form for shortlisting by the RI. For attachment opportunities at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and/or NanoBio Lab (NBL), interested students should email the following RI coordinators directly for placement.

Please include the following supporting documents in the submission of the application form/ email:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Educational transcripts/certificates


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