Postgraduate Introduction

The Department offers projects leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees by research and coursework. The excellent infrastructure, vibrant research environment, exciting research programmes and professionalism of our staff attract both local and international students aspiring for intellectual growth. Graduate students have opportunities to learn cutting-edge technologies and to interact with faculty and visiting scientists.

Admission into our Graduate Programme is based on guidelines established by the University. The requirements for admission with research scholarship are a relevant Bachelor's degree with Honours (at least second class) or the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery and the ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study. As the medium of instruction is English, applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English must submit TOEFL scores as evidence of their proficiency in the English Language. Exemptions will be given to applicants with distinctions in the Cambridge GCE O-level examination English Language Paper 1119. The minimum TOEFL score required is 580.

Applicants (except NUS and NTU graduates from relevant disciplines who have met the admission requirements) must also submit GRE scores to support their application. A minimum total GRE of 1200 for both Verbal and Quantitative sections and a minimum of 3.5 for Analytical section are recommended.

Applicants who have not met the normal admission requirements should accumulate at least two years of relevant working experience at time of application to be considered under the 10% discretionary admission category. At the discretion of the School Admission Committee, additional requirements may be imposed on applicants.

Application must be submitted on-line at:-

There are two intakes per academic year, one in August and the other in January. All copies of the applications must reach the Dean's office by 15 November (of the previous year) for the August intake, and by 15 May (of the previous year) for the January intake.

Department Graduate Program Director: A/P Thilo HAGEN

NUS Medicine Programme
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS)

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