Ph.D. On Campus


Nanyang Technological University

24 months
14544 USD/year
6790 USD/year
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Humanities at Nanyang Technological University will enable you to gain a solid background in research and be fully equipped to have a career in research and teaching in world-class universities.


Humanities at Nanyang Technological University aims to achieve excellence in education and research. Graduate studies in the humanities act as a central feature of this vibrant intellectual life. 

Key aspects of graduate studies in the School of Humanities include:  

  • Global and comparative perspectives 
  • Broad-based intellectual stimulation 
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches 
  • Complex cultural awareness 
  • Contemporary Asian relevance 
  • International network of researchers 

Programme Structure


  • Chinese
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Linguistics & Multilingual Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Interdisciplinary Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


18 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For PhD programme, a Master's degree or good Honours degree is required.  All programmes in SoH do not require a GRE. 
  • For applicants whose mother tongue is not English a good TOEFL or IELTS is necessary. TOEFL/IELTS scores must be attained within 2 years prior to date of application.  
  • We do not need any TOEFL or IELTS results from people who have Bachelor's degrees from universities (must be at least 3 years of study) where English is the medium of instruction. Documentary evidence must be provided for such cases.  
  • Candidates will be interviewed by the subject area postgraduate coordinator(s) to assess the applicant’s suitability for postgraduate studies and for a holistic assessment of his/her academic capacity. 
  • In addition, different subject areas may have specific requirements. Details are available at the subject areas websites. 

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$38,850

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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