Master of Science in Blockchain

Master (Coursework)

This programme emphasizes innovative applications of blockchain technologies in areas such as finance, banking, insurance, supply chain, energy, health care, AI and IoT businesses. Core courses focus on the fundamental blockchain knowledge, such as distributed systems, cryptography, and blockchain governance. Two major elective streams are offered as well, focusing on either the technical development or the business management aspects of blockchain. A good mixture of students from various technical backgrounds is desired. Besides local graduates, the MSc in Blockchain program will draw students from other ASEAN countries and the rest of the world.


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This programme emphasizes the theoretical foundations of blockchain technology, hands-on engineering skills for blockchain development, and managerial skills covering blockchain governance, laws and regulations, and business management, to broaden students’ horizon with specializations necessary for making real-world impacts. The program enables students to adopt the latest industrial practices and solve problems in a way that balances technical considerations and social responsibilities.

Students can further enhance their knowledge and skills on particular domains through elective courses based on their individual backgrounds and aspirations. In addition, students have the option to work with industrial experts on related projects, which will give them a chance to practice what has been taught in the program. The MSc in Blockchain programme offers an abundance of opportunities for students to work on pressing issues faced by the industry, in order to nurture talents to tackle the complex, multi-faceted challenge of developing blockchain solutions for real-world problems.

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.

a) A good honour degree in computer related majors from reputable universities and institutes, or a good bachelor‘s degree in any discipline with 2 years of computer programming job experience.

b) A good TOEFL / IELTS scores for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.

  • TOEFL Score (Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):

               ≥ 600 (paper-based)

               ≥ 250 (computer-based)

               ≥ 100 (internet-based)

  •  IELTS Score (Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):≥ 6.5

c) GRE is not required for MSc programme (by coursework).

Admission StageAction


Application Period for Aug 2024 intake

01 Nov 2023 to 31 Mar 2024

1.   Please click here to submit your application.
2.   Read the Coursework Programmes Admission Guide
3.   APPLY NOW.  This form may take you 20 minutes to complete.
4.   Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the fully digital application portal. Do not send hardcopy admission package unless requested.
Pay Application FeeApplication fee payment can be made online before submitting application by VISA/Mastercard. Please ensure that application fee is made to the correct Coursework Application Number (eg C22xxxxx) and programme name. 
Check Application/Result StatusOwing to the large number of applicants, we are unable to attend to phone or email enquiries on application status/results. You may check your application status 3 working days after you have made successful online payment.


We emphasize that the selection process is competitive. Meeting all prior requirements does not guarantee selection. All applicants will be holistically evaluated academically, relevancy of work experience and other relevant experiences.  

For admissions matters and enquiries, please email directly to [email protected]. Thank you.


Total Graduation Requirement: 30 AUs with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

​ Study Type ​​Minimum Candidature  ​Maximum Candidature 
​Part Time Study  ​2 years (6 trimesters)  ​4 years (12 trimesters) 
​Full Time Study  ​1 year (3 trimesters)  ​2.5 years (8 trimesters) 


Each compulsory course is a 3 AU course with 39 teaching hours, including lectures, tutorials, example classes and labs over 12 weeks. Each elective course is a 1.5 AU course with 19.5 teaching hours over 6 weeks. The Blockchain Innovation project (internship program) is a one-year project with 6 AU. The project (internship) will be co-supervised by industrial experts through the Technical Fellowship Program. The innovation project is not a compulsory component.

View the Course Content here.

Note: the curriculum is subject to change.

Top 5 Careers in Blockchain

  • Blockchain Developer
  • Blockchain Solutions Architect
  • Blockchain Project Manager
  • Blockchain Security Professional
  • Blockchain UX Designer

Programme Fees

Please note that this MSc programme is a non-MOE subsidised programme.

Application Fees


(Payable when you submit your application)

Deposit Payment

(The deposit will be used to offset the semester 1 tuition fees after matriculation)

Non-refundable & non-transferable

(Payable upon acceptance of offer of admission)

Starting from August 2023 intake


Programme Tuition Fee (Full Programme) 


Exclusive of GST
Singapore Citizen (SC)36,500#
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)43,500
International Student (IS)54,300

Starting from August 2024 intake

Programme Tuition Fee (Full Programme)

 Fees with 9% GST


NotePlease take note of the following changes to GST from 2024 onwards: 


  • From 1st January 2024, GST will be increased to 9%. 
Singapore Citizen (SC)39,785
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)47,415
International Student (IS)59,187


For Miscellaneous Fees, please click here

Notes on payment of fees:

Fees are subject to annual revision.

Students will be billed at the commencement of each trimester, and payment due date is 2 weeks after billing date. A student who withdraws or leaves the University two or more weeks after the commencement of his candidature or the commencement of the semester is liable to pay the fees due for the trimester.

# If you are a Singaporean student, you may use your SkillsFuture credits towards tuition fees. The claim submission has to be completed 60 days before the start date of the next trimester. In your claim, indicate the course start date to be the first day of the upcoming trimester in the Academic Calendar. e.g. 14 August 2023


NTU Alumni Grant
NTU alumni who completed an undergraduate or post-graduate degree programme with NTU will receive a one-time grant of 10% off the tuition fees (before GST). This grant will be applied on the final payment of the course and it can only be used to offset the tuition fees and no other fees related to the course of study.


SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals interested in pursuing tech or media-related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised tech or media-related areas such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart their future with this scholarship.

SG Digital Scholarship has also expanded with a new focus area to support local talent pursuing research in future communications technologies. Support will be given to postgraduate local students to pursue research and translational projects related to future communications technologies (e.g. 5G technologies and beyond). Find out more here.

International Students

Please view more information Here.

Frequently Asked Question

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Contact Us

No.Staff/OfficeContact Details
1Programme AdministratorEmail: [email protected]
2Programme Director

Assistant Professor Li Yi

Email: [email protected]