Psychology, Ph.D. | Nanyang Technological University | Singapore, Singapore
24 months
14544 USD/year
6790 USD/year
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Psychology at Nanyang Technological University offers full-time and part-time M.A. and Ph.D. by research. Students in the programme will be situated in an opportune position to explore and choose from a wide array of research areas that the school endeavors in.


From infant to elderly populations, from qualitative to neurobiological techniques, we offer extensive research prospects in social, developmental, clinical, cultural and bio-psychological fields. Students in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University will work alongside experts in their respective fields; where their academic journey will be well-supported by dedicated faculty members and research staff.

What you'll study

Psychology features specializations in many topics and boasts integrative research spanning across multiple research domains. For instance, research projects have been conducted by utilizing methods in neuropsychology to investigate consumer behavior and implementing mobile applications for data collection in the elderly population – juxtaposing techniques across different branches of Psychology to investigate unexplored new territories. 

We offer state of the art amenities such as eye-tracking and neuroimaging facilities, as well as a range of laboratories to meet different research needs (e.g., child-friendly laboratory). To extend the applicability of our research to the community, the program works closely with national stakeholders in Singapore, including governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social and Family Development, public hospitals and schools. 

Our faculty members are held in high regard in the global research community and have active collaboration with international partners – research institutes and universities from around the world, including University of Cambridge, the University of Trento, New York University, Columbia University, RIKEN Brain Science Institute and many more.


Students are strongly encouraged to engage in discourse with the international community during conferences and graduate exchange programmes. Such international exposure allow students to learn from some of the brightest minds, foster global networks, and gain insight into the latest developments in the students’ specialized field of research. 

To prepare students for a career in academia, we provide holistic training in research and other essential skills including teaching, grant-preparation and mentoring. We offer exciting opportunities to give students a head-start in a career in Psychology research in their respective fields of specialization. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Social Sciences
  • Other Degree Requirements    
  • Qualifying Examination​ 
  • Thesis 
  • Oral Examination 

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
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good first degree in Psychology from a highly ranked university, with at least Second Upper Class Honors. ​If your degree is not in psychology, you will also have to sit for the GRE in Psychology test.
  • An excellent GRE score is expected for every application, especially in the quantitative section (minimum 319 for the verbal and quantitative sections, 3.5 for the analytical section). 
  • A good language proficiency score: IELTS score at least 7.0 (on all subtests); TOEFL score at least 105 – Internet Based Test Score or 580 – Paper Based Test Score. IELTS is preferred.
  • Applicants from Singapore universities and English-speaking countries are exempted from IELTS/TOEFL.
  • It is strongly recommended for applicants to contact one of the faculty members whom they wish to work with. Applicants can discuss their proposal with the faculty member and ask for suggestions and feedback prior to submitting an application.​ 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14544 USD/year
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    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

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