Admissions & Applications

Admiss​Ions Criteria​

Degree requirements
Non-clinician applicants
At least Upper Second, preferably First class honours degree in a relevant field. A Master’s degree is not a pre-requisite but is considered advantageous.

Clinician applicants
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) with identifiable research experience, preferably in the form of a Master’s degree​
Other requirements
Good English test score is required. English test scores are required for international applicants except those who are from English-medium institutions or whose undergraduate/graduate degrees are from autonomous universities in Singapore. IELTS may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL
Valid test score is required for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of application.

Applicant​s are also assessed on the feasibility of the research proposal, research experience and fundamental knowledge in their area of interest.​

NTU Research Scholarship

The NTU Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The Scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a tuition fee subsidy. It is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the award is up to four years for PhD candidates, subject to good performance and progress, as well as the availability of research funding. The School, at its discretion, may appoint scholarship recipients to assist in academic or administration work not exceeding 10 hours per week. For details and other available graduate scholarships, please click here.

Application Procedures​​​

Before you apply

Please take note of the following when you submit the research proposal in your application:

  • Please submit a summary of your research proposal (maximum two pages). If the research proposal is based on your selected PhD supervisor’s research project, you are to write your research proposal in your own words.
  • You are required to select THREE potential supervisors from HERE. Please indicate your selections in the online application. At least one of them must agree to be your PhD supervisor or your application would not be considered. The school has the final say on the matching of PhD applicants with selected supervisors. This depends on factors such as the PhD supervisors’ commitment level, supervisory load and supervisory track record.
*Please write in to [email protected] if you need any clarification. 
How to apply
​Submit an online application here.
When to apply
​There are two intakes each year -  August and January. Please apply before the closing date for the preferred intake:
Admission Intake​​Application Period
​August​1 October - 31 January
​January​1 June - 31 July

The application and all supporting/additional documents (including referees’ letters) must be completed and submitted by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For enquiries, you may e-mail to [email protected].

NOTE: The above details are subject to change without prior notice.