SUTD-NUS Joint PhD Programme

SUTD-NUS Joint PhD Programme

Programme Introduction

The SUTD-NUS JDP imparts the best of both world-class institutions by combining SUTD’s innovative and flexible curriculum and NUS’s established graduate programmes and research track record.

You will benefit from the multi-disciplinary combination of SUTD’s unique Big-D perspective while having access to the vast experience of NUS’s Faculty of Engineering and access to research laboratories and facilities in both institutions.

Through the programme, you will be able to produce cutting-edge industry-relevant research, which is critical for the innovation-based economy of the future.

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Programme Overview

This is a joint Research Programme leading to the award of a PhD Joint Degree. You will be registered with both SUTD and NUS, guided by Academic Staff from both Universities and examined to the standards of both Universities. Upon successful completion of the SUTD-NUS JDP, you will be conferred a PhD Degree awarded jointly by SUTD and NUS. For SUTD students, your Home Institution will be SUTD and the Host Institution will be NUS.

Interested applicants must apply for the Joint Degree Programme during the application phase before starting on the PhD programme as this Joint Programme is not open to current students already in the PhD Programme.

Candidature Period (Full-time)

During the course of the programme, you will have access to facilities at both universities. Students are required to spend at least half the duration of their candidature at their Home Institution, and should typically spend a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years at the Host Institution.

The first and last term of candidature must be done at the Home Institution. Modules taken at the Host Institution can be used to satisfy graduation requirements, subject to the approval of the JDP Committee. The expected duration to complete this JDP is 4 years of full-time study.

Research Areas of SUTD Faculty Members

Potential applicants who are interested in the SUTD-NUS Joint PhD Programme are required to indicate their research topics of interest and may identify SUTD faculty member(s) whose research focus are closely aligned to their research areas of interest. Please visit the following links for more information about our faculty members and their research areas.