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What will I learn?

The School of Medicine Graduate Programme is a research oriented programme aimed at training competent biomedical scientists and clinician-scientists who will spearhead and drive the medical biotechnology efforts in the industry.

Students are engaged in supervised research with staff members from any of the departments for their period of candidature, at the end of which, they submit a thesis that is examined by a Board of Examiners. The students will enroll for the MSc or PhD programme at admission and fulfill requirements to graduate either with a generic MSc or PhD degree. There is no specialization of the degrees awarded.

In addition to the research component, students are required to take and pass coursework, which comprises of two core modules and elective modules totaling 16 modular credits (MC). The two core modules are MDG5108 (Biostatistics for Basic Research) and MDG5771 (Graduate Research Seminar & Workshop). Students may choose their elective modules from those offered by the School, Department of Biological Sciences or Research Institutes affiliated with the National University of Singapore. The electives for fulfillment of PhD coursework requirement must be graded and of at least 2MC.

Which department am I in?

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
SG$30,150.00 (17,02,428) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

NUHS Tower Block,

1E Kent Ridge Road, Level 11,

119228, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: 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; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree with at least a second honours class or its equivalent
  • The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or
  • The degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery and
  • The ability to pursue research in the candidate’s proposed field of advanced study.
  • The minimum TOEFL score required is 580/237/85 for the paper-based, computer-based and internet-based tests respectively. For IELTS, the minimum score required is 6.5.

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