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What will I learn?

This programme has aspires to have a strong research culture. The infrastructure and research facilities along with research interests in the four main focus areas including structural biology and proteomics, molecular and developmental biology, biotechnology, and biodiversity and ecology are an attraction to aspiring students in the region. Graduate students have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques in several of state-of-the-art facilities. They also have opportunities to interact with some of the well known visiting scientists.

The Department has an excellent graduate program leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees by research. It has a strong research culture and aspires to strengthen it further. The infrastructure and research facilities along with research interests in the three main focus areas including Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Biodiversity and Environmental Biology; and Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology. Our graduate students have the opportunity to develop sound knowledge in life sciences and learn cutting edge techniques in several of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

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

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Science

Block S16, Level 9,

6 Science Drive 2,

117546, 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

Interested applicants should possess the following:

  • A good relevant Bachelor and/or Master degree
  • NUS graduates should have at least a 2nd Upper Honours
  • The ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study

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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