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What will I learn?

The Department of Architecture offers research study opportunities in Graduate by Research degree programmes leading to the Masters of Art (Architecture), the PhD in Architecture programme and the Postdoctoral Fellowship programme. We seek to be recognized for our design education and design research in Asian eco-urbanism with an inclusive social dimension.

Current years have witnessed proactive efforts by the Department to collaborate with other research institutions and industry stake-holders in the PhD programme (sponsorship or co-supervision); for instance, the Future Cities Laboratory (Singapore ETH Centre), the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, et al. Other recent initiatives have been the promotion of academic exchange of visiting graduate students and or scholars with overseas institutions, for instance, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Italy.

The Research Clusters in the Department of Architecture represent distinct knowledge domains that organize the primary research and teaching activities of the department. Each member of faculty generally belongs to one of these clusters, allowing research undertaken by the faculty to benefit teaching activities in a directed and effective manner.

Which department am I in?

School of Design and Environment

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,49,068) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore,

4 Architecture Drive,

117566, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD programme requires a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or at least a Second Class Upper Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. English Language Requirements: TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0. 

For international students

For admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Arts (Architecture), a person must be a graduate of this University or such graduate of another university as the Senate may approve or have obtained the Diploma in Architecture of the Singapore Polytechnic and must normally have been a graduate of at least two years' standing at the date on which he registers as a candidate for the degree.

A candidate must possess a degree in Architecture ordinarily with honours where honours; degrees are not classified, or with at least second class honours where such honours degrees are classified, he/she must also submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed course.

The candidate must submit a thesis which must embody the results of an original investigation and is accordingly governed by clauses 7-15 of the Degrees of Master Statute (Statute 21).

English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test. IELTS result of 6.0 is required.


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