Graduate studies at ASE

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

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The NTU PhD program is 4 years. Besides working on their research, students from AY2020 Sem 1 intake onwards are required to complete 18 Academic Units of classes during their PhD, which roughly translates around six courses. After completing a qualifying examination in their third semester, they focus on completing their doctoral project, working closely with a faculty advisor. Students with a Master’s degree in related fields may request for course exemption up to 1 course (3AUs) for similar courses that he/she has taken during MSc in their respective universities.

  • More on graduate studies at ASE here


Interested in doing a PhD at ASE?

Find out more about our research areas here. You may email individual researchers to enquire about opportunities to do a PhD.

The application deadline for the August intake is 31st January and for the January intake it is 31st July.

Apply online via the  NTU website. If you have any query, please write to

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