The Ph.D. Qualifying Examination comprises:
Research candidates may be admitted as full-time or part-time students. However, foreign students on student's pass must pursue their studies on a full-time basis.
The maximum period of candidature for Graduate Programme students (leading to) : Masters (3 years max.), Ph.D. (5 years max.)
The maximum periods of candidature for full time or part-time students are the same.
Applicants who are not residing in Singapore or would like to do their research in overseas institutions, must spend a period of residence in Singapore for a minimum of 6 months for Masters degree or 18 months for Doctoral degree during his/her candidature.
Applicants who are awarded Research Scholarship must reside in Singapore during the duration of the scholarship award.
For more information, please refer to the registrar's office.
For module description and workload, click here
Please check the NUS bulletin for more information on the modules offered.