Master of Mass Communication

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FAQs

Applications

1. What are the admission requirements for MMC programme?

To apply to the MMC programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:

  • A good Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • At least one year of working experience
  • In addition, for undergraduate degree not awarded by an English-medium University or is awarded by an English-medium University but the language of instruction was not English, an English proficiency test e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc. is required.


For more information, please refer to this link:
http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/ProspectiveStudents/Prospective%20Masters%20and%20PhD%20students/Programmes%20by%20Coursework/Master%20of%20Mass%20Communication/Pages/Admission-Requirements-and-Procedures.aspx

 

2. I am an international applicant. Do I require TOEFL or IELTS?

International students who graduated from universities where English is not the main language of instruction must submit IELTS/TOEFL scores. Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0, or minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) / 250 (computer-based) / 100 (Internet-based) is mandatory to be considered for admission into MMC Programme.

For more information, please refer to this link:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/BeforeApplying/Pages/TOEFLRequirements.aspxFrom

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 mid-February.

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?

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 the application fees are subject to revision and in such cases the revised application 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?

Payment for the application fee can be made through any of the following modes:

  • Internet using credit card (by VISA/MasterCard)
  • Cheque/Bank Draft

For information regarding payment modes, please refer to this link:
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/HowDoIApply/Pages/PayApplicationFee.aspx

 

11. When will I know the outcome of my application?

The application outcome will be released between end of March and mid April.

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

12. How do I accept the offer of admission?

If you are offered admission, you will receive the offer letter with the admission details via email. You have to accept your offer online. Please note that even if you are offered more than one programme, you can accept only one offer.

http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/coursework/Accept%20Offer/Pages/AcceptOffer.aspx

13. Is Service Obligation option available for the MMC Programme?

As this is a self-financing programme, there is no Service Obligation option for this programme.

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

Financial Matters

14. Is the MMC Programme a subsidised programme?

No, this programme is a self-financing programme. Thus it is not subsidised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. it is not subsidised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

15. What are the school fees for the MMC 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/Master%20of%20Mass%20Communication/Pages/Course-Fees.aspx

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

16. Are there any scholarships available for the MMC Programme?

As the MMC programme is a self-financing programme, there is no scholarship available.

17. Is there any Financial Assistance available the MMC Programme?

As the MMC Programme is a self-financing programme, there is no financial assistance available.MMC Programme is a self-financing programme, there is no financial assistance available.

18. Is the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy applicable to the MMC Programme?

As the MMC Programme is a self-financing programme, SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is not applicable..

Registration Matters

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

The School will email you the offer letter. The offer letter contains information about when and where to go for the registration (also known as matriculation). During the matriculation exercise, you must produce all original documents that were submitted to us in the application package for verification by our staff. Otherwise, your matriculation is considered incomplete. The list of required documents to bring for verification 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.

20. 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.

21. Will I be given a student identification card?

The student identification card, also known as the matriculation card, will be issued between the 1st and 2nd teaching week of the semester. The matriculation card will be distributed during one of the core courses of the programme.

22. 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

23. 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.

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

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

25. 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

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