Scholarship Application for PhD Education at TEV-SINGA Singapore 2021-2022 is Ending

The PhD scholarship will be offered for up to four years. Candidates are not required to pay back to TEV. The PhD research project will be conducted at A*STAR, NTU, NUS, or SUTD. The medium of communication will be English. Award of scholarship is contingent upon the candidate finding an appropriate supervisor and research topic, and the successful enrolment into NTU, NUS, or SUTD for the PhD coursework, which is to be achieved in time for the August / September 2021 or January 2022 intake.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors prior to submitting their applications so as to find out more about the area of research they would like to pursue for the PhD. Candidates who undertake their PhD research project at A*STAR Research Institutes will have their PhD degrees conferred by the institutions where they undertake their coursework i.e. NTU, NUS, or SUTD.



Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

Interview Period: March 2021 (Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview by TEV-SINGA Scholarship Committee.)

Admission Decisions: April 2021

Enrolment Information: May 2021

Orientation Programme: September 2021



1- A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector R&D agency, spearheading economic-oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis.

  1. Biomedical Research Institutes and Consortiums
  2. Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Institutes and Centers

2) NTU (Nanyang Technological University)

​​​​​​A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

Note: For more information on NTU Research Programmes, please send an email to

Engineering and Science Schools

Graduate College (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme)

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

3) NUS (National University of Singapore) (The NUS Story)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has nurtured generations of talent since our founding in 1905. Our 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore and 12 NUS Overseas Colleges around the world provide a thriving environment for our diverse community of 40,000 students to live and learn together, in their pursuit of knowledge. We pioneer innovative academic programmes, influential research and visionary enterprises to improve lives and contribute to society. As Singapore’s flagship university and among Asia’s best, we strive to inspire and innovate, to shape a better future for Asia and the world.

Faculties and Schools

      • Faculty of Engineering (FOE) –
        Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering & Management, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science Programme.
      • Faculty of Science (FOS) –
        Departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, and Statistics & Applied Probability
      • School of Medicine (SOM) –
        Departments: Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Centre for Medical Education, Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Graduate Medical Studies, Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychological Medicine, Surgery
      • School of Computing (SOC) –
        Departments: Computer Science, and Information Systems & Analytics

4) SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

SUTD offers a world-class education built upon a unique interdisciplinary curriculum enriched with hands-on experience in cutting edge projects and research conducted in exceptional facilities. At SUTD, the PhD programme has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and is enhanced by opportunities for industry internships, overseas research attachments and teaching experience. It is mentoring  intensive with co-supervision flexibility, which allows you to work with multiple faculty members across pillars.


Successful applicants of TEV-SINGA will be awarded the SINGA scholarship.

Terms of award:

      1. Tuition Sponsored by SINGA
      2. Stipend before passing Qualifying Examination S$ 2,000 per month
      3. Stipend after passing Qualifying Examination S$ 2,500 per month
      4. One-time Settling-in Allowance S$ 1,000
      5. One-time Airfare Grant S$ 1,500


Estimated cost of living in Singapore

Items Per Student Per Month (S$)
– University Canteens
Meals outside Campus
Accommodations (based on single room)
– On Campus*
Off Campus
400 – 600
600 – 850
Transport Expenses (local) 100 – 150
Other Expenses (stationery, toiletries, laundry, recreation) 400 – 500
Total Estimated Cost of Living 1,550 – 2,000

* Priority for on-campus accommodation is usually given to first-year students

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