Ph.D. On Campus

Biological Sciences

Nanyang Technological University

24 months
14544 USD/year
6790 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University is committed to implement current best practices in the training of our graduate students. Our main objective is to produce research scientists, who have deep and wide knowledge to be competitive in today’s global research and work environment. 


Graduate students enrolled in the PhD in Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University may be admitted on a full-time or part-time basis. They will receive supervision and guidance by faculty members to conduct research projects aligned to the overall objectives of their chosen laboratories. We also provide advanced learning and hands-on training through foundation courses and practical modules.

The School of Biological Sciences has trained and graduated more than 500 Ph.D. students. Promising scholars and researchers are encouraged to apply. Prestigious scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants.


In addition to the research work, Ph.D. students are required to complete 4 course modules (12 AUs), Research Communication for Graduate Studies, Teaching Assistantship Programme and Transferable Skills Modules within stipulated period of the Ph.D. candidature. Graduate English Course may apply to some students. The final requirements include the submission of a Ph.D. dissertation and an oral examination. 

Research areas include: 

  • Biological Data Science 
  • Cancer and Cell Biology 
  • Genes, Genetics & Genomics 
  • Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Plant Biology 
  • Proteomics and Protein Chemistry 
  • Structural Biology & Drug Discovery 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine​ 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tools For Structural And Computational Biology
  • Practical Course in Protein Crystallography 
  • Practical Course in Immunology
  • Computational Biology and modeling 
  • Foundational Course in Molecular & Cell Biology 
  • Practical Course in Multidimensional NMR spectroscopy 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants from overseas universities must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd Upper Honours or better.
    • All applicants from overseas universities must provide GRE and TOEFL scores. Applicants from India may use GATE to replace GRE. IELTS may be used in place of TOEFL.
    • Minimum GRE Verbal Reasoning Measure (V) and Quantitative Reasoning Measure (Q) scores must be equivalent to or more than 149 for each category. Applicants with total GRE scores (V + Q) equivalent to or more than 319 are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6790 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Singapore Citizen: S$9,150
  • Singapore Permanent Resident S$12,800
  • International Student S$19,600
  • Non-Subsidised Fees S$42,300

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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