Joint Degree Programmes

 

The Faculty of Science offers the following Joint Ph.D. Degree Programmes:

 

NUS - King's College London

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the King's College London (KCL) Joint Ph.D. programme is offered by the Faculty of Science at NUS and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience School of Biomedical Sciences at KCL.

 

Programme Requirements

A student's candidature will commence at the beginning of the semester at the student's home institution.

Students at NUS are expected to submit their Ph.D. thesis after 4 years of full-time study.

In principle, students are required to spend the equivalent of 50% of their study period at each institution. Students must spend the last six months before submission of thesis at their home institution.

Students are expected to meet the programme requirements as specified by their home institution.

 

Admission Requirements

Students will be expected to meet the entry requirements of both institutions. However, the application is a joint process and applicants will only make an application to one institution. In general, applicants interested to pursue NUS-based projects should apply through NUS. NUS will be the home institution.

Applicants must have:

  • A good relevant Bachelor and/or Master degree
  • NUS graduates should have at least a Second Class Upper Honours
  • All international applicants must submit their GRE/ GATE and TOEFL/ IELTS score
  • Ability to pursue research in the fields related to biological, biomedical and biopyhsical science 

Applicants should meet KCL's English requirement.

 

Application

Applicants must apply for the Joint Ph.D. programme with their department of choice. To apply, click here

Applicants should also provide the following supporting documents:

  • A research proposal
  • A CV detailing the applicant's academic qualifications, working experience, publications, awards, etc
  • Letters of support from potential supervisors in NUS and KCL
  • Reference letters from two referees
  • Certificates/transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree, GRE, etc
  • Proof of English proficiency -  IELTS/ TOEFL/ GCE certificates

 

Funding Support

Applicants may apply for the NUS Research Scholarship which includes a full tuition fee subsidy and a monthly stipend. Recipients of the scholarship will continue to receive their monthly stipend during their stay in KCL.

 

 

NUS - Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) Joint Ph.D. programme is offered by the faculty.

 

Programme Requirements

A student's candidature will commence at the beginning of the semester at student's home institution. Students at NUS are expected to submit their Ph.D. thesis after 4 years of full-time study.

In principle, students are required to spend the equivalent of 50% of their study period at each institution. Students must spend the last six months before submission of thesis at their home institution.

Students will be supervised by minimum two supervisors, at least one from each institution.

Students are expected to meet the programme requirements as specified by their home institution.

 

Admission Requirements

Students will be expected to meet the entry requirements of both institutions. However, the application is a joint process and applicants will only make an application to one institution. In general, applicants interested to pursue NUS-based projects should apply through NUS. NUS will be the home institution.

Applicants must have:

  • A good relevant Bachelor and/or Master degree
  • NUS graduates should have at least a Second Class Upper Honours
  • All international applicants must submit their GRE/ GATE and TOEFL/ IELTS score
  • Ability to pursue research in fields related to biomedical research

 

Application

 Applicants must apply online for the Joint Ph.D. programme with their department of choice. To do so, please click here.

They should also provide the following supporting documents:

  • A research proposal
  • A CV detailing the applicant's academic qualifications, working experience, publications, awards, etc.
  • Letters of support from potential supervisors in NUS and HUJ
  • Reference letters from two referees
  • Certificates/ transcripts of Bachelor's and Master's degree, GRE, TOEFL/ IELTS, etc

 

Funding Support

Applicants may apply for the NUS Research Scholarship which includes a full tuition fee subsidy and a monthly stipend. Recipients of the scholarship will continue to receive their monthly stipend during their stay in HUJ.

The airfare and traveling expenses incurred by students traveling to HUJ, accommodation and all living expenses will be borne by students.

 

 

NUS -  IIT

This joint Ph.D. programme is offered by the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the following partner universities:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

The students on this joint Ph.D. programme will be registered at both NUS and IIT and graduate with a joint degree. 

The candidate may apply to either NUS or IIT. When accepted, the admitting university will be the home university.

At NUS, the students will follow the coursework/graduation requirements for all NUS graduate students.

 

Course Requirements

Students are required to spend at least two semesters at NUS and IIT, either reading graduate modules or undertaking research. The cost of travel, accommodation between home and partner university and any living expenses will be incurred by the students.

 

Research Scholarships

Students awareded with research scholarship from their home university will be bound by the terms and conditions of the research scholarship.