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SUTD PhD Programme

Application Deadline

There are two PhD intakes a year, in September and January of the following year.

SUTD is currently accepting applications for the September 2022 intake. The application deadline is:

  • 28 February 2022 (for September 2022 intake)

Note: Applications received after 28 February 2022 may still be considered for the September 2022 intake.

Application Process

Follow the steps in the SUTD Online Application Portal to complete your application. This will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Please have the following information and electronic copies of supporting documents ready to facilitate your application:

  1. Original Undergraduate Degree certificate and academic transcripts
    Please provide your undergraduate degree certificate, official academic transcripts and official letter of certification from your institution stating the expected date of graduation or award of degree if you have not graduated from your degree programme. Please include the grading policy/system for your transcript. For non-English documents, an official English translation must be provided (at your expense). Those who have a Master degree, should also provide the Master degree certificate and official academic transcripts.

  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
    If the medium of instruction during your undergraduate studies was not in English, please submit your IELTS or TOEFL scores no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline.

  3. Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score report
    Not required, but highly recommended.

  4. Name, designation and institutional email address of THREE academic referees
    Your academic referees must be able to gauge your scholastic capabilities and achievements and your ability to complete the programme. It is advisable to notify your academic referees beforehand as they must submit their respective online recommendations within 1 week of your PhD application submission.

  5. Relevant supporting documents
    Softcopies or web links to academic and/or industry portfolio, awards, publications, etc.

  6. Your Singaporean Identity Card (NRIC) or relevant pages in your Passport

  7. ​Your Statement of Objectives (3,000 words)

The uploaded documents must be in English. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by certified translations in the English language.

Please submit your online application early to facilitate processing. Short-listed applicants may be contacted for an interview.

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