Admission Requirements

General Requirements

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

  • BSc in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, or a very closely related discipline (for those with degrees in other fields, see below). 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 Mathematics 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 have GRE General Test scores or GATE scores. A GRE subject score in mathematics is welcome but not required.
  • International applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores or IETLS scores.

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, see the NTU Graduate Admissions page.

Applicants with Bachelor Degrees in Other Fields

Applicants without a Bachelor degree in Mathematics may be considered for admission if they have a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a related area, such as Computer Engineering or Natural Sciences, and have sufficient mathematical background. In addition to the other requirements, such students must submit the following documents together with their application:

  1. A complete list of courses taken in Mathematics and related areas, with detailed description of the course contents.
  2. A list of any further material relevant for the mathematical background, e.g. an annotated list of mathematics texbooks used for self-study.
  3. An informal essay describing their motivation to enter graduate studies in the Mathematical Sciences.

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.