Ph.D. On Campus

Research (School of Medicine)

Nanyang Technological University

36 months
26199 USD/year
12003 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Research (School of Medicine) at Nanyang Technological University admits students from a variety of backgrounds – natural science, medicine, social science, and engineering, and exposes them to a range of topics and disciplines such that on completion, graduates will have a deep knowledge and appreciation of both translatable and translational medical research methods.


Research (School of Medicine) at Nanyang Technological University is designed to train and equip students with essential skills that will enable them to conduct cutting-edge research in one of the following domains:

  • ​Lifespan Medicine
  • Population Medicine
  • Medical Biology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Medical Education Research

The four-year PhD by Research programme has three distinctive features: 

  • Global health awareness attachment  
  • Laboratory rotations & clinical attachment 
  • Three unique research training pathways 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Ethics & Practice of Research
  • Computational Biology and Modelling
  • Biostatistical Methods & Basic Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis
  • Latest Development in Infectious Disease Research
  • Advanced Genetics in Diseases, Ageing and Cancer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-clinician applicants: At least Upper Second, preferably First class honours degree in a relevant field. A Master’s degree is not a pre-requisite but is considered advantageous.
  • Clinician applicants: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) with identifiable research experience, preferably in the form of a Master’s degree​
  • English test scores are required for international applicants except those who are from English-medium institutions or whose undergraduate/graduate degrees are from autonomous universities in Singapore. IELTS may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL
  • GRE: Valid test score is required for applicants who are not graduates from autonomous universities in Singapore. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26199 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    12003 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12003 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Singapore Citizen S$16,150
  • Singapore Permanent Resident S$23,000
  • International Student S$35,250
  • Non-Subsidised Fees (inclusive of GST) S$64,000

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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