Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the admission requirement for Master of Science programmes?

    A good relevant bachelor's degree and Minimum TOEFL score (Internet-based = 100, paper-based = 600, computer-based=250) or IELTS score (6.5) for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.
    Related disciplines include but not limited to bachelor's programmes offered by the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  2. Is TOFEL/IELTS required for this programme?

    Engineering Schools have standardised their TOEFL cut-off to 100 and IELTS cut-off to 6.5 to ensure that applicants have adequate English proficiency and consistent standards across coursework programmes. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of your application. GRE is not required for MSc programme (by coursework).

  3. What is the most important aspect for a successful applicant for MSc programme?

    Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee the admission into the programme. The selection will be based on the comparison of the pool of applicants for a particular intake, academically and relevancy of work experience and will evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis.

  4. How long is the duration of the entire programme?

      Minimum Candidature Maximum Candidature
    Part Time study 2 years (4 semesters) 4 years (8 semesters)
    ​Full Time study 1 - 2 years (2 - 4 semesters) 3 years (6 semesters)
  5. Can I apply to defer my admission?

    Applicants should consider carefully that they are able to cope with work/personal/financial commitments before applying/accepting admission as full-time/part-time candidates. Deferment of admission base on these reasons may not be considered.

  6. How many courses can I take per semester?

    A full time student can take up to a maximum of 5 courses per semester and a part time student can take up to a maximum of 3 courses per semester.

  7. When and how should I apply for the programme?
    The application will open in November for August intake. 

  8. Will NTU provide job placements for me?

    No. The University does not arrange job placements for students. However, the University arranges a Job Fair every year to help graduating students with job placement, which provides an efficient and effective platform for both employers and students. Do lookout for the Job Fair during your study in NTU.

  9. What is non-subsidized Programmes?

    Non-Subsidised Programme – All students have to pay the full tuition fees.

  10. When will I know the results of my application to programmes by coursework?

    You will be notified of the result latest by end of June (for admission in Aug). Notification will be sent via email.

  11.  Any accommodation on campus?

    International students may choose accommodation provided by NTU or rent rooms outside the campus. The number of on-campus accommodation is limited and allocations are done on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more details, please visit the website via

    Please take note of the key dates for hall application here.

  12. What is the estimated cost of living?

    You are advised to work out your budget prior to your arrival in Singapore so that you will be financially well-prepared for the duration of your studies.

    While at NTU, it is essential that you manage your finances well so that you will not be distracted by financial worry.