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What will I learn?

Research-based programme is one in which higher degrees are awarded based on supervised or mentored research work of an approved topic, culminating in the submission of a thesis. Besides the research projects, all candidates must read and pass 4 compulsory graduate level modules whilst doctorate candidates must read and pass 2 additional elective modules. Students may enroll as full-time or part-time candidates for these degrees.

Career Prospect:

  • To practice clinically in Singapore, your BDS degrees must be registrable with Singapore Dental Council.
  • Yes, subject to availability of research positions. For clinical positions, registration of your degree rest with Singapore Dental Council.
  • The recognition of our research degrees varies from country to country. Please check with
  • the country concerned

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (Minimum: 2 years; Maximum: 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$63,250.00 (35,71,429) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Dentistry

National University of Singapore,

9 Lower Kent Ridge Road,

119083, 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

A Good Master’s degree in relevant discipline

Candidate with a Second Class Upper Honors degree (CAP 4.0 to 4.49) or equivalent in a relevant discipline may also be admitted directly into a PhD program at the discretion of the Faculty

Students with locally or internationally accredited BDS, DDS and MBBS degrees may be admitted directly into the PhD programme. Candidate being thus admitted is required to take the PhD Qualifying Exam within 18 months from the registration date.

English Language Requirements: TOEFL min 580 (paper-based score); min 237 (computer-based score); min 85 (internet-based score); IELTS result of 6.0 is required.


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