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Admiss​Ions Criteria​

Degree requirements
Non-clinician applicants
At least Upper Second, preferably First class honours degree in a relevant field. A Master’s degree is not a pre-requisite but is considered advantageous.

Clinician applicants
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) with identifiable research experience, preferably in the form of a Master’s degree
Other requirements
Good English test score is required. English test scores are required for international applicants except those who are from English-medium institutions or whose undergraduate/graduate degrees are from autonomous universities in Singapore. IELTS may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL
Valid test score is required for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of application.
Applicant​s are also assessed on the feasibility of the research proposal, research experience and fundamental knowledge in their area of interest.​

NTU Research Scholarship

The NTU Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The Scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a tuition fee subsidy. It is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the award is up to four years for PhD candidates, subject to good performance and progress, as well as availability of research funding. The School, at its discretion, may appoint scholarship recipients to assist in academic or administration work not exceeding 10 hours per week. For details and other available graduate scholarships, please click here.

Application procedures​

Before you apply
  1. Choose a PhD project from the list of PhD Project Proposals.
  2. Prepare a one page project proposal in your own words.
  3. Prepare supporting documents as stated here.
  4. Prepare CV and a one page personal statement (Compulsory for applicants to LKCMedicine PhD programme Please upload the CV, personal statement and project proposal when submitting the online application).
How to apply
​Submit an online application here.
When to apply
There are two intakes each year -  August and January. Please apply before the closing date for the preferred intake:
Admission Intake​ ​Application Period
​August ​1 October - 31 January
​January ​1 June - 31 July

The application and all supporting/additional documents (including referees’ letters) must be completed and submitted by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For enquiries, you may e-mail to

NOTE: The above details are subject to change without prior notice.
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