What will I learn?

Duke-NUS offers a combined MD-PhD track to students who wish to further their academic training. The programme combines medical education with research training to develop clinician-scientists who interface between medicine and science. All students admitted into the programme will be offered a full scholarship for the PhD component as well as scholarships to cover tuition fees for their first 2 years in the MD programme and their final year of MD training (funding amount will depend on bursaries and other scholarships already awarded to assist with MD tuition fees).

Students embark on the PhD component after completing their second year of the MD programme. Upon completion of the PhD component, students will complete the final (fourth) year of the MD programme. Interested students can either apply directly to the MD-PhD programme at the time of initial application or after matriculation into the MD programme. Every year, approximately 15-20% of the MD cohort may be offered a place in the MD-PhD track.

All applicants for the MD-PhD programme are required to sit for the MCAT. This programme does not accept GRE scores. Assuming successful fulfillment of requirements, students in the MD program will be awarded a joint Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Duke University and the National University of Singapore. For those having completed the MD-PhD option, the PhD degree will be awarded by the National University of Singapore.

Which department am I in?

Duke-NUS Medical School

Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
SG$69,000.00 (37,68,433) per year
Given tuition fee includes GST and it’s a 2020-2021 fees; it may be subject to change in future
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Duke-NUS Medical School

8 College Road,

169857, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of, a bachelor or honours degree. English Language Proficiency: Results of TOEFL or IELTS are required only if English was not the language of instruction during undergraduate studies. English is the language of instruction at Duke-NUS. Applicants whose medium of instruction during undergraduate studies was not English must submit either TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) scores or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores as evidence of their proficiency in the English language. The following are the minimum scores that should be achieved: 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test; OR 85 on the TOEFL internet-based test; OR an overall band score of 7 on the IELTS.

For international students

All applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of, a bachelor or honours degree. MBBS holders will not be considered for admissions.

The following are the minimum scores that should be achieved:

  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test; OR
  • 85 on the TOEFL internet-based test; OR
  • an overall band score of 7 on the IELTS

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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