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Programme Briefing

There will be a programme briefing on 3 February 2018, from 12.45 to 4.30 pm at NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Level 2 Auditorium, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244

For information please click here.

If you have any queries regarding the programme, please contact us.


Postgraduate Studies Open Day

The SoC Postgraduate Studies Open Day will be held on 14 October 2015 (Wednesday), 11.00 am at Seminar Room 1, School of Computing, COM 1, Level 2. If you would like to find out more about our postgraduate programmes at SoC, please register with us for the session.

For more information on the Open Day, please click here.

If you have any queries regarding the programmes, please contact us.



All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online for our PhD by research programme.

*Important Note:
If you wish to be considered for more than one department, you must submit a separate application. There is no limit to the number of applications you can submit. However, each application must be accompanied by separate fee payment and supporting documents. 

Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

Password (for online application)
When submitting your application online, you will be asked to enter a 6-character Password. Your Password is important and can be used, together with your application number, to access the following online facilities related to your application;

bullet arrow Online Application Status Enquiry*
bullet arrow Online Update of Contact Details
bullet arrow Online Reply to Offer of Admission

*Note:  If you have posted your supporting documents and payment, please allow 2 weeks for postal delivery before checking your admission and payment status.

Application Fee

A S$50 non-refundable application fee (per online application & inclusive of prevailing GST) is payable for our PhD programme.

Please send your proof of payment together with your application package.  Please note that an application without the application fee payment will not be processed.


Submission of Application

When submitting your application via the online Graduate Admission System, you are also required to upload ALL the supporting documents via the online Graduate Admission System before sending the hardcopies to the school. The documents to be uploaded to the online system should be in pdf format [Refer to (1)].

After submitting your application via the online Graduate Admission System, the completed online application form should be printed out and submitted to the School together with the supporting documents listed below [(Refer to (2)].

All documents to be submitted should preferably be in A4 size. All documents that are not in English must be accompanied by certified true copies of the English translation documents. Omission of required information and documents may render the application void.

Your application package should consist of the following documents:


Submission Checklist

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted
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Completed application form

Application Fee Form and payment of S$50/- (for online application)

Please pay your application fee (S$50.00) online (Graduate Admission System--->Declaration--->e-payment. Please print out a copy of the payment receipt and attach in your application as proof of payment. 
A recent coloured passport-sized photograph must be pasted on the completed hardcopy application form  
Personal statement (which should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the programme, your preparation for the field of study, research interests, brief research proposal, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests that may help in the evaluation of your aptitude and motivation for graduate studies.)
A copy of citizenship certificate, identity card, passport, Employment Pass (EP) or documentary proof of permanent residence status in Singapore  
Certified true copy of degree certificates - Bachelor's/Master's (with English Translation)
Certified true copy of transcripts - Bachelor's/Master's (with English Translation)

Applicants should submit official transcript of academic records from each university attended. Please use the Transcript Request Form for this purpose.

For foreign graduates, the official transcript must be enclosed in a SEALED envelope with its flap bearing the security seal of the University and the signature of the Registrar or his representative.
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GRE (General) or GMAT

Our institution code for GRE is 0677, Dept Code 0402/ 0404, GMAT code is DRT-16-68 and TOEFL is 9088. A copy of the scores should be attached in the application for reference.
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All applicants are required to submit two recommendation/referee letters along with your application.

Referees’ recommendations are to be submitted via the online admission system. Applicants are to include the referees’ email addresses in their online application, so that, the system will send an email to your referees automatically, hence, it is not necessary to submit hardcopies of the recommendation letters.

[If the referee
has already 
provided an
 earlier letter, 
the applicant may
submit the
hardcopy letter
which has been
duly signed 
by the referee 
& placed in
a sealed envelope 
whereby the
 openings bear
 their signatures].

Other supporting documents (to be certified true copies)

(Eg. Scholarships, awards and prizes received, etc)
Copy of publications, if any


Candidates are required to produce the originals of the earlier submitted certified true copies of documents for the School’s verification during enrolment (if your application is successful).

Please send the application form along with the supporting documents or submit them personally to:

Graduate Studies
School of Computing, Dean's Office
National University of Singapore
Computing 1, #03-27,
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417
Attn: Mdm LOO Line Fong


Providing Documentary Evidence

Applicants should submit official transcript of academic records from each university attended, and are responsible for requesting their transcripts from the university concerned. Please use the transcript request form for this purpose. If they have attended more than one university, they should make photocopies of the transcript request form as required.

For foreign graduates, the official transcript must be enclosed in a SEALED envelope with its flap bearing the security seal of the University and the signature of the Registrar or his representative. Supporting documents, if not in English, should be accompanied by copies of the English translation of the documents. Original copies of supporting documents submitted by candidates will not be returned.


Deadline of Application

Applications are accepted year round, and will be considered for the next nearest intake. There are two intakes per academic year, and the cut-off dates for each intake are:

  • August Intake: 15 December (of previous calendar year)
  • January Intake: 15 June (of previous calendar year)

Local applicants may submit their applications by the following alternative deadlines:

  • August Intake: 15 March
  • January Intake: 1 September (of previous calendar year)

1. The above alternative deadlines are applicable to local applicants only.
Local applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early, since scholarships places will be allocated as soon as qualified applicants have been successfully shortlisted.
2. Please notify phd-info@comp.nus.edu.sg if you have made a submission during the alternative deadline.


Notification of Application Results

Applicants may check their application status in the Graduate Admission (GDA) System after the application deadline.

Upon receiving both the online and hardcopy application, and verifying that the application package is complete, the status of the application will be updated to “physical application verified” two weeks from the application deadline. Application outcome will be made known three months from the application deadline via the GDA System. An offer package will be sent to the successful candidate at a later date. Applicants who did not receive their outcome status can contact us at phd-info@comp.nus.edu.sg.

Unsuccessful applicants who wish to be considered for admission for the following intake, are required to submit a new set of application together with all their relevant supporting documents.



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Last updated 17 September 2013


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