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What will I learn?

The Department of Mathematics at NUS has been ranked among the best in Asia in recent QS World University Rankings by Subject. The Department offers a diverse and vibrant programme in graduate studies, in fundamental and applied mathematics. Faculty members' research covers all major areas of contemporary mathematics

Course Structure:

  • Pass PhD Qualifying Examination within first 24 months;
  • Pass English course offered by NUS;
  • Pass a prescribed list of modules;
  • Maintain minimum Cumulative Average Point of 3.5 (out of 5.0) (‘B’ grade on average);
  • Complete a thesis and oral defense to the satisfaction of the examination panel;
  • Complete the above requirements within 5 years (maximum candidature).

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

Applicants must have at least an Honours degree or its equivalent from a reputable university. Applicants are evaluated by several criteria including their academic records, reference letters and research experiences.

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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