Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is pioneering a new push in PhD education that will tear down barriers and drive research into areas that need a multi-disciplinary approach.
In keeping with global trends and needs, students at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme at NTU will concentrate on two or more disciplines, instead of one.
The establishment of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme is an exciting development for both NTU and Singapore. Today, fresh thinking is urgently needed to mitigate many global challenges, not least in environmental sustainability, the creation of viable alternative energy solutions, future healthcare, new media and many other wide-ranging and complex issues.
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme is expected to integrate innovative and interdisciplinary thinking across the university, and strengthen NTU’s role as a vital player in catalyzing the development of breakthrough ideas and technologies out of the university and into the world.
This Programme will tap on the faculty and talents in the university’s research centres of excellence, research institutes, colleges and schools. The innovations and breakthroughs from the Programme will help NTU to become an innovative and knowledge hub.
How to Apply
Admission is in August or January each year.
Applicants are required to submit online application via the NTU application portal. Please click here for application and admission details. Any other forms of submission will not be accepted. Applicants are advised to submit applications at least 4 months before their desired intake.
Last day of submission with supporting documents
We strongly encourage all applicants to upload a short introductory video (< 3 mins) of themselves during application. Please provide the URL of your video in your application. Video link should be accessible for at least 9 months and not set to private. Priority assessment will be given to applicants who have prepared the video presentation.
The video should include:
Your qualities, passion and motivation for pursuing a PhD in NTU
Your career ambitions
Demonstration of your research skills in key experimental/simulation/theoretical methods (Optional)
Please note that the selection process is competitive and meeting all prior requirements does not guarantee your selection.
Applicants are evaluated holistically based on academic results, research/work experiences, research proposal and other relevant experiences.