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What will I learn?

This programme is designed to equip students with cutting-edge and up-to-date analytical techniques and expertise. They can learn to apply technical knowledge to real world practical problems. They can undertake real estate research that has significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of real estate markets, efficiency and knowledge. These courses also prepare students for an academic career to teach and research in a leading university or higher institution of learning in the Asia-Pacific. Real Estate Finance and Investment. Urban planning and Institutional Analysis. Housing and Urban Economics. These are just some of the exciting areas of research on offer in an environment which offers plenty of learning opportunities.

Which department am I in?

School of Design and Environment

Study options

Full Time (60 months)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,49,068) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore,

4 Architecture Drive,

117566, 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

In general, the University requires:

Normally a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; or an NUS Honours degree (at least Distinction/Second Class Upper Division) or equivalent (e.g., a four-year Bachelor’s degree with an average grade above B) in a relevant discipline, subject to approval by the Faculty, on a case-by-case basis.

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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