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What will I learn?


Candidates pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry by research are required to attend and pass examinations in a minimum of six modules:

  • CM5198 Graduate Seminar Module in Chemistry
  • Five Level 5000 modules

Candidates are allowed to take modules offered by other departments subject to the approval from their thesis supervisor (s) and/or department (s). These modules are to be chosen in consultation with their thesis supervisor (s) and/or department (s). All modules taken by the candidates will be included in the CAP computation, unless otherwise indicated by the candidate.


Candidates must submit, through the supervisor (s) and the Head of Department, their theses for examination within the maximum period of their candidature. The thesis must be on a topic approved by the respective departments and must make some contribution to knowledge and not be a mere collation of existing materials. The thesis must contain original work or critical interpretation worthy of publication.

Achieve a minimum CAP of 3.5 for all modules
- Obtain at least a grade of C for the Graduate English module
- Pass the PhD qualifying examination
- Pass the PhD thesis
- Pass the PhD oral examination

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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