The NUS Graduate School’s Integrative Sciences and Engineering Programme (ISEP) promotes interdisciplinary PhD research and education. The young graduate school has recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.
Our students work at the forefront of science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of biomedicine at NUS faculties and A*STAR institutions.
SEP offers premier, direct-PhD scholarships to outstanding individuals of all nationalities who have excellent academic credentials and strong research potential. ISEP welcomes talented scholars from different backgrounds to pursue research that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.
Our unique programme admits the best candidates with a trans-disciplinary mindset who will embark on rigorous training and challenges to achieve excellence in research.
All ISEP scholars are mentored by experienced and distinguished faculty members and principal investigators. ISEP provides a unique trans-disciplinary curriculum that includes courses on research ethics, professional skills, and interdisciplinary topics and themes.
ISEP scholars have access to ample resources within world-class research infrastructure and facilities that the university and its partner institutions provide. ISEP scholars also receive adequate pastoral care and peer support in our uniquely close-knit academic community.
Students may, with the recommendation and support of their supervisors and the ISEP director, conduct up to two years of their PhD thesis research at top foreign institutions. ISEP students have done extensive research attachments in the USA, UK, Continental Europe, and top East Asian institutions.
ISEP graduates have also attained top placements in both the academia and industry, with a good number now in faculty or industrial leadership positions both local and abroad.