The minimum requirements for admission for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme are:
- Good Master’s degree with academic grades of B+ and above or CGPA of 4.25/5.00 and above
- Bachelor's degree with minimum 2nd Class Honours (Upper) and CGPA of 4.25/5.00 and above
- English language competency
- Ability to pursue research in the proposed field of advanced study
GRE is not a mandatory requirement for both local and international applicants. An interview will be conducted for applicants who have graduated from overseas universities to assess the applicant's language competency and potential to pursue independent research.
Applicants who must submit IELTS scores:
- Native language is not English
- Masters programme completed in less than 3 years
The cut-off score is 7.0 (out of 9.0 band scale). Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application.
Applicants whose Masters are completed in 1 year or less, a sample of works or writing has to be submitted.
TOEFL is not accepted in place of IELTS.
Applications are required to be submitted online. For more information on admission procedures can be viewed at http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/Pages/default.aspx
There are two intakes in the academic year and the closing dates for submission of applications are as follows.
Research Topic and Proposal
A research topic and a 3,000-word research proposal is required upon application. You are free to propose any topic in the fields of communication or information studies. However, as the programme requires that the student work closely with the supervisor, the student should ensure that his or her field of research is aligned with the interests of the potential supervisor. You may visit the School’s faculty profiles to find out about the faculty professors’ publications and research interests. Students are encouraged to approach individual faculty professors to discuss their research topic and possible supervision.
- Statement of research question
- Significance of research question
- Literature review
- References list
Sample of Works
Although it is not required, applicants are encouraged to send in their sample of works, including published or unpublished research, various types of writing, multi-media products, or any other products that could help us assess a candidate.Although it is not required, applicants are encouraged to send in their sample of works, including published or unpublished research, various types of writing, multi-media products, or any other forms of portfolio that would accurately represent your abilities.
Recommendations from two (2) academic referees are to be submitted via the online admission system. Please note that your potential supervisors cannot be the referees.