The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme provides students with the solid grounding needed for high-quality research in the areas of communication and information. Students have ample opportunities to interact with faculty and researchers while working towards the completion of With high quality supervision from our School's faculty, the students are provided with well-rounded training and exposure to multi-disciplinary research, thus preparing them for a highly research-intensive career.

Students get to work on the following research areas:

Communication-related Areas
Communication Law and Policy

International and Intercultural Communication
Health Communication
Communication Technology
Media Arts and Cultural Studies
Marketing Communication and Public Relations
Journalism and Political Communication

Information-related Areas
Library and Information Science
Information Systems
Knowledge Management

More information about the School and faculty profiles can be viewed at

Scholarship highlights for Ph.D. students:

  • An attractive monthly stipend provided and tuition fee waiver for a period of four years
  • Monthly stipends range from S$2,000 to S$3,000
  • Funding support to attend overseas conferences that covers travel expenses and registration fees
  • Start-up grants for your research project
  • Overall award is valued between S$31,000 & S$43,000 per year

The Ph.D. programme has two intakes each academic in August and January. The closing date for the August intake is 15 November, while the closing date for the January intake is 30 June.

For enquiries about the School's programme, please contact our graduate programmes office at For enquiries about other graduate programmes by research in NTU, please contact for advice.