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What will I learn?

The PhD in Mathematical Sciences programme is a four-year programme that provides graduate students with a stimulating environment for conducting original research in the mathematical sciences. Graduate students take advanced courses focusing on active research topics, and perform research under the supervision of a faculty member. Our students receive intensive support in their theoretical work, as well as in practical and computational aspects (where appropriate), including access to state-of-the-art computational resources. The programme culminates in writing and defending a doctoral research thesis before a panel of experts.

Our faculty members are leading experts in a wide variety of mathematical fields, including Discrete Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, as well as Probability and Statistics.


Graduate coursework forms the basis of the intensive preparation for research work. It gives graduate students a broad and in-depth understanding of key and contemporary topics in mathematics, from which they can then launch into more detailed investigations of research literature. The coursework requirements include research seminars, with the objective of leading students toward current research frontiers.

PhD students must complete the following coursework requirements:

  • HWG702 - Small Group Teaching (for full-time students only).
  • HWG703 - Graduate English (for full-time students only).
  • At least two MAS71X modules.
  • At least one MAS79X (Graduate Seminar) module.
  • One additional 7XX module (apart from MAS79X).

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (10,80,853) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

BSc in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, or a very closely related discipline (for those with degrees in other fields, see below). If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours, or the equivalent, is required.

For the PhD programme, applicants may optionally have a MSc degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, but this is not mandatory. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours in the MSc degree, or the equivalent, is required.

International applicants must have GRE General Test scores or GATE scores. A GRE subject score in mathematics is welcome but not required.

International applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores or IELTS scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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