Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree?
Are you inclined to think critically & find innovative solutions to problems?
Do you have a passion for doing research?
SMU, situated in the heart of the city of Singapore, runs internationally reputable academic research PhD programmes. Our high-quality PhD curricula provide our students and graduates with the capabilities to conduct leading-edge research in their specialised or multidisciplinary fields. We offer six PhD programmes listed below:
SMU’s PhD students are actively engaged in the city’s financial, business, civic & cultural communities, and SMU provides up-to-date infrastructure to support our students in their research.
A successful candidate will receive a fully-funded scholarship. The scholarship covers registration and subsidised tuition fees, and provides monthly living stipends. For outstanding students in Computer Science or Information Systems*, we provide a higher monthly stipend rate.
The scholarship is for a maximum duration of four years; it is renewed yearly, conditioned on good academic performance.
In the fifth year, students who have been on the scholarship may receive continued support through research and teaching assistantships or industry grants.
* Also, the Industry Postgraduate Programme is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
SMU PhD graduates have been sought after by prestigious academic institutions and industry organisations, including:
Academic Institutions (Singapore/International)
Industry Organisations (Singapore/International)
Read more about our students’ & graduates’ experiences in the SMU Doctoral Blog.
|Intake||Opening Date for Application||Closing Date for Application|
|August 2021 [For all PhD programmes]||1 August 2020||31 January 2021|
|January 2021 [For PhD in Computer Science/PhD in Information Systems programmes Only]||1 February 2020||30 June 2020|
* A successful candidate who applies early may be provided with an early offer.
Admission requirements can be found in the individual programme’s websites (links provided above).