We are looking for candidates with a good bachelors or masters degree and have a real passion for research. If you have what it takes, you are most welcome to apply. 

Refer to the admission page for the  deadlines and application  portals. 

​1​Personal particulars page of your passport (for international applicants)
​2​Recent passport-sized colour photograph

​GMAT or GRE score report (exam taken in the last 5 years) 
Mandatory for ALL applicants

**In view of Covid-19 pandemic, the following online test scores are acceptable for admissions.
GRE Take Home Test
GMAT Online Test


​TOEFL or IELTS score report (exam taken in the last 2 years)
Can be waived if bachelor's degree is conducted in English

**In view of Covid-19 pandemic, the following online test scores are acceptable for admissions.
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
TOEFL ITP Plus for China students
IELTS Indicator

​5​Official bachelors and masters degree (if any) transcripts with detailed results
Transcripts should include the marking scale (interpretation/explanation of grades/marks) and they should show the university name with the official stamp
6​Bachelors and masters degree (if any) certificates
Applicants who are presently completing their degree must submit a certification letter from the university stating the expected graduation period
​7​Two academic referee reports
Before you apply online and provide the name and email addresses of your referees, ensure that nominated referees have already agreed to provide referee reports as they will be contacted by the University to provide their reports online.  Provide your referees' official email addresses and not personal email addresses.
​8​A brief research proposal
A short write-up (approximately 2-3 pages in length) on the topic/idea that you wish to investigate/study if you are admitted into the programme
​9​Statement of objectives
The statement of objectives explains (a) your purpose and objective for applying to our PhD programme; (b) your significant accomplishments and achievements; and (c) your strengths and weaknesses in your chosen area of specialisation.​
​10​Curriculum Vitae
​11​Research publications, award certificates (if any)
-Note down the application number as you fill in the form. You will need this number for future enquiries or updates on your application.

-All academic documents not in English must be accompanied by official English translations. The translation can be done by the home university or any official authorised parties. The translated documents must bear an original ink signature and seal.​

-Ensure that the electronic documents are clear (pdf/jpeg format). Do not take photos of your documents. Do not mail any paper copies of your documents.

-Submission of application is fully digital--upload all electronic copies of your supporting documents to the system and do not send hard copies. You are not required to mail the GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS reports but you should keep the original copies for verification of documents upon successful admission. 

-Submit only one application. Incomplete and late applications will be rejected.

Application fees
Please pay the application fee amounting to S$53.50 (inclusive of tax)  after submission of application. Refer to this link (HOW TO APPLY section) for the University's guideline on fees. Applications that are not paid on time will be deemed invalid.

Additional Information
You can find additional guide/information in this FAQ page and the University admission page.

You may also refer to the video recording of the PhD Programme Information Webinar.

Status of application
The outcome of application is usually made known in Mar (latest by end of May). You will be notified of the outcome via email.  You can also check the status of your application online via this page.

Interview Period
For application for admission with NPGS, the interview period is usually in Dec until mid-Jan. For 
application for admission with RSS (or self-funding), the interview is usually in Jan until Feb/Mar. Only shortlisted candidates are interviewed. 

Technical assistance
If you need technical assistance pertaining to the online application system, please contact our IT Support​.