The admission criteria for Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes are as follows:
A good bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in relevant areas: at least a B.Sc. Honours (Distinction) / B.Sc. (Second Class Upper Division) or equivalent. A Master’s degree is not a pre-requisite but is considered advantageous.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
A valid GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) test score is required for applicant who is not a graduate from autonomous universities* in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of your application.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Applicants from India may use the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score in place of GRE. Test date must be within 3 years or less from the date of your application.
For international applicants whose native language is not English, a good IELTS or TOEFL score is required. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of your application.
A photocopy of the GRE/GATE/TOEFL/IELTS test scores should be attached to the application.
Official original test scores are not required at the application stage, but is required upon admission.
*The autonomous universities in Singapore are:
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)