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Admission Requirements and Procedures

General Requirements

Applicants to the PhD and MSc programmes must satisfy the following criteria:

  • BSc in chemistry or a related discipline. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours, or the equivalent, is required.
  • For the PhD programme, applicants may optionally have a MSc degree in chemistry or a related discipline, but this is not mandatory. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours in the MSc degree, or the equivalent, is required.
  • International applicants must take and pass a Technical Proficiency Test (TPT) in Chemistry administered by the school. This test is exempted if the applicant submits an appropriate GRE score.
  • All international applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores, IETLS scores, or pass an English Proficiency Test (EPT) administrated by the School.

Details about the TPT/EPT will be announced to the applicants after the submission of their application. For enquiries about GRE/IELTS/TOFEL criteria, please contact the Division.

There are two application periods each year: 1 October – 31 January (for admission in August), and 1 June – 31 July (for admission in January). Most students are admitted during the first period. Applicants who have missed the application period, may contact the Division for advice.

For more information about admission procedures (including the list of required supporting documents and application fees), please visit the NTU Graduate Admissions page.

Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship

Applicants who are Singaporeans, Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs), and/or graduates from Singaporean universities are strongly encouraged to consider applying for the Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS). The application period is usually October – November. See the NPGS website for more information.