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What will I learn?

We welcome graduates with good academic potential and strong interest in research to be a part of the premier research-based programme leading to a doctoral degree.

Students in this programme spend the first two semesters on advanced courses before embarking on a research project that culminates in a research dissertation.

All graduate research students are admitted directly into a full-time graduate programme that leads to either:

  • bullet arrow Doctor in Philosophy (PhD), if the candidate passes the Qualifying Examination (QE); or
  • bullet arrow Master of Science (MSc), if the candidate fails the Qualifying Examination but is allowed to complete as an MSc candidate

Which department am I in?

School of Computing

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,31,813) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Computing

National University of Singapore,

Computing 1 13 Computing Drive,

117417, 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

The normal minimum entry qualifications for admission to the programme by research are a good relevant bachelor's degree/master's degree. Candidates applying for Research Scholarships must have obtained a bachelor's degree with at least a 2nd Class Upper Honours, or its equivalent in Computing or related discipline. Candidates should have the ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.

English Language Requirements: The minimum TOEFL scores for Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90; or IELTS score of 6.0.


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