MSc in Information Systems

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1. What are the admission requirements for MSc (MSIS) programme?

The MSc (MSIS) programme will primarily consider applicants with:

  • A Bachelor's degree in areas such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or
  • A Bachelor's degree with a strong information technology-related component such as those in Engineering or the Sciences, or
  • A Bachelor’s degree plus relevant working experience
  • Degree classification second class lower/Honours (Merit) and above or equivalent


For more information, please refer to this link:

http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/ProspectiveStudents/Prospective Masters and PhD students/Programmes by Coursework/MSc in Information Systems/Pages/Admission-Requirements-and-Procedures.aspx

2. I am an international applicant. Is TOEFL or IELTS mandatory for admission into MSc (MSIS) Programme?

It is compulsory all international applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR):

Note:
The validity period for IELTS/TOEFL scores is two (2) years at the point of application. It is recommended the IELTS sub-scores should not be less than 6.0.

3. Does WKWSCI offer full-time and part-time programmes?

WKWSCI offers both full-time and part-time programmes for MMC programme.



4. As an international applicant, can I apply for part-time programme?

Part-time programme is applicable only to Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents and those on Employment or Dependent Pass.

International applicant, who is not on Employment or Dependent Pass, has to apply for full-time programme and will be issued Student Pass to study in NTU, pending approval from Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).

5. How many intakes does WKWSCI have and when?

WKWSCI only has one intake in August every year.

6. How and when do I apply for the next intake?

The application for the yearly August intake will open in early November and close in end January.

All applications must be submitted electronically only. Any other forms of submission will not be processed.

If you wish to apply for admission to more than one programme, please submit a separate application form for each programme. Every programme applied to will be subject to separate application fees.

You can apply online here:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/HowDoIApply/Pages/HowtoApply.aspx

7. Where can I find details regarding the application procedure?

You can find information regarding the application procedure here:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/Pages/default.aspx.

8. What are the supporting documents required for admission?

The supporting documents have to be submitted online before the deadline given. You may use the list of supporting documents as a reference for documents to be uploaded. School may contact applicants about additional information or documents at a later date (if required).

Please take note of the following for uploading of supporting documents:

  • Supporting documents must be legible, sharp and clear
  • Name the files in English
  • Applicants are required to upload documents for each programme applied
  • Applicants must include their CV or Résumé as part of the supporting documents as well


For the complete list of supporting documents to be submitted as part of the application package, please refer to this link:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/HowDoIApply/Pages/SendSupportingDocuments.aspx

9. How much is the application fee?

Currently, the application fee is S$21.40 per programme applied to. Please note that applications without successful payment of application fee will not be processed. However, do note that fees are subject to revision and in such cases the revised fees will apply.

For information regarding the application fee, please refer to this link:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/BeforeApplying/Fees/Pages/NotesonFees.aspx#a1

10. What are the payment modes available for the application fee?

Applicants can pay by any of the following modes:

Internet using credit card (Digital Applications can only use this mode)

  • Internet payment (by VISA / Mastercard) is available. Instructions are available in the online form.
  • No fee receipt will be provided
  • Applicants will receive e-payment acknowledgement email within 3 working days if the transaction is successful.
    Please check inbox/ junk mail for the notification.
    You may view a sample of the email after application fee payment is made using credit card.

Please check the programme code you are applying before making payment.

Important Notes

  • Application fee is non-refundable Double payment of application fee for the same programme is also non-refundable.
  • DO NOT send cash by POST.
  • With effect from AY2019, NTU does NOT accept cheque or bank draft payment by POST. Local applicants who wish to make payment by cash or cheque at our university may do so at One Stop @ SAC but are required to provide Bill Reference No. to the One Stop officer during payment.
  • Applications not following the above guidelines will be deemed invalid and will not be processed. No further notification will be sent to these applicants.


11. The application outcome will be released between from April onwards.

Candidates can check the application outcome here:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/HowDoIApply/Pages/CheckApplicationResultStatus.aspx

12. Is the Service Obligation Scheme available for the MSc (MSIS) Programme?

Service Obligation is no longer applicable to International students admitted from AY2019.

Financial Matters

13. Is the MSc (MSIS) programme a subsidised programme?

  • From AY2019 intake onwards, MOE subsidy only applies to Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) students.
  • International students applying for Coursework programmes will be liable for non-subsidised tuition fees.
  • The MOE subsidy is offered to eligible students up to the normal course duration (one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students).
  • The normal course duration refers to the minimum candidature of the programme.
  • Under the MOE Funding Framework for subsidised programmes, candidates who take longer than the minimum candidature period to complete their studies have to pay non-subsidised fees for the semester(s) after the end of the minimum candidature period.



14. What are the tuition fees for the MSc (MSIS) Programme?


You can find information on the tuition fees here:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/BeforeApplying/Fees/Pages/TuitionFees.aspx
OR
http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/ProspectiveStudents/Prospective%20Masters%20and%20PhD%20students/Programmes%20by%20Coursework/MSc%20in%20Information%20Systems/Pages/Course-Fees.aspx

Please note that tuition fees are subject to revision. An estimated increase could be around 10% to 20%.

15. Are there any scholarships available for the MSc (MSIS) Programme?

With effect from AY2019, ASEAN Graduate Scholarship for all Masters by coursework programmes will no longer be offered. The University no longer provides funding for this scholarship.

16. Is Financial Assistance available for the MSc (MSIS) Programme?

Financial assistance is only applicable to students pursuing the Masters by Coursework programmes on a full-time basis.

For more information, please refer to this link:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/financialassistance.aspx

17. Is the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy applicable to MSc (MSIS) Programme?

Students in MOE-subsidised coursework programmes who are Singapore Citizens and aged 40 and above (based on the year which the student turns 40 years old) may be eligible for higher subsidy under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. The fees payable will be 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other Singaporean students. The amount of fees payable will be reflected in their individual student bill.

Please contact sfcredit@ntu.edu.sg if you have any clarifications with regards to SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.

Registration Matters

18. When do I register for the programme after accepting the offer of admission?

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid (OAFA) will send to you the offer letter via email, containing information about when and where to go for the registration (also known as matriculation). During matriculation exercise, you must produce all original documents that were submitted to us during your application for verification by our staff. Otherwise, your matriculation is considered as incomplete. The list of required documents will be sent together with the offer letter.

You may find the list here as well:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/Accept%20Offer/Pages/AcceptOffer.aspx.

19. Will there be any orientation session organised for new students?

The School will organise the Graduate Orientation Session for new students before the start of the 1st Teaching Week of Semester 1. Students will receive an email from the School regarding this after matriculation.

20. Will I be given a student identification card?

The student matriculation card, also known as the matriculation card (matric card), will be issued between the 1st to 2nd Teaching Week of the semester, during one of the core or foundation courses of the programme.

21. How many courses can I register for in a semester?

Full-time students can register for a maximum of five courses in a semester; Part-time students can register for a maximum of three courses in a semester.

Deferment & Withdrawal from the Programme

22. Can I defer admission for 1 semester or 1 year, or take leave-of-absence?

No, deferment is not allowed in the first semester. You will have to withdraw from the programme, and apply for admission again next year.

23. Can I withdraw from the programme after accepting the offer?

You can withdraw from the programme by dropping an email to the programme administrator. Withdrawal from programme via email can only be done before matriculation.

24. Can I withdraw from the programme after matriculation?

You can withdraw from the programme after matriculation by submitting a withdrawal from programme form. However, the form has to reach the programme administrator latest by the end of the 1st Teaching Week of the semester. Otherwise, you will be liable to pay fees for the entire semester.

For more information, please refer to this link:
http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/CurrentStudents/Graduate/Forms%20and%20Procedures/Coursework/Pages/Student-Administrative-Information.aspx

Change of Programme Status

25. Can I change my programme status from full-time to part-time or vice-versa?

You can change your programme status from full-time to part-time, or part-time to full-time, subject to approval by the School. Your request for the change must reach the programme administrator at least 2 weeks before the start of the semester to facilitate the conversion process.

You will be allowed to do this switch only once throughout the whole candidature. International students can only convert to the part-time study status after they have secured a job and their Employment Pass application is successful.

Change of Programme Status

26. Can I change my programme status from full-time to part-time or vice-versa?

You can change your programme status from full-time to part-time, or part-time to full-time, subject to approval by the School. Your request for the change must reach the programme administrator at least 2 weeks before the start of the semester to facilitate the conversion process.

You will be allowed to do this switch only once throughout the whole candidature. International students can only convert to the part-time study status after they have secured a job and their Employment Pass application is successful.

Accommodation & Estimated Cost of Living

27. Will I be able to secure on-campus accommodation?

On-campus accommodation is subject to availability. Priority is usually given to undergraduate and graduate research students.

For more information regarding on-campus accommodation, please refer to this link:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Graduate/Pages/On-CampusHousing.aspx

You may also contact Student Housing at the Office of Housing & Auxiliary Services for more information at:
Tel: (65) 6790 5155
Email: has-pg@ntu.edu.sg
Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Graduate/Pages/index.aspx

28. What is the estimated living cost for an International Student?

International students are advised to work out their budget and finances prior to their arrival in Singapore. Also, the costs incurred will depend on the lifestyle of the students.



Job Placement & Part-time Employment

29. Does the School offer job placements?

The School does not offer job placements.

30. Can an International Student work full-time and study?

International students on Student Pass are not allowed to work full-time. However, they are allowed to work part-time, up to 16 hours per week during term time as stipulated by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), pending approval by the School and University.

For more information, please refer to this link:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/SAO/OurServices/Pages/ParttimeEmployment.aspx