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What will I learn?

The PhD in Physics programme is a four-year post-graduate programme focusing on research at the frontiers of physics and applied physics. Graduate students take a selection of advanced courses, and perform research under the supervision of a faculty member. The programme culminates in writing a scientific thesis and defending it before a panel of experts.

Our division has world-class experts in numerous physics disciplines, including condensed-matter physics, photonics, atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) physics, biophysics, soft matter physics, spintronics, quantum information, and more. We have a vibrant mix of both theoretical and experimental specialists, and have close scientific collaborations not only within NTU, but also other universities and research institutions around the world.


PhD students must complete the following courses:

HWG702 - University Teaching for Teaching Assistants

HWG703 - Graduate English

A total of 16 AUs of 7XX courses, including at least one PAP7XX (graduate-level physics) course. To take courses offered outside the division, permission must be sought in advance from the school. In some cases, 6XX courses can be substituted for 7XX courses, subject to approval from the school.

The SPMS Research Integrity Course (an online course on NTULearn).

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (10,88,801) 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 physics or a related discipline. 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 physics 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 either GRE General Test scores or GATE scores. A GRE subject score in Physics 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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