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Graduate Education


Graduate Enrolment 

HASS’s graduate enrolment, especially the population of PhD students, has been rising steadily over the years.

Table 3: HASS Graduate Enrolment from AY2011 to AY2013

Programmes

2011

2012

2013

Graduate (Graduate Diploma and Masters by Coursework)

632

567

649

Graduate (Masters by Research)

68

65

75

PhD

109

147

168

 

Top research universities are known for their graduate programmes.  As HASS continues to expand its PhD programmes, we must be mindful to admit only the best students from around the world.  Scholarship support will be available for deserving students. 

The College Executive Committee has already approved for Schools to set aside S$5,000 conference and/or research support for each PhD student per candidature.  For ease of implementation, Schools can start with new students matriculated in August 2013.  For existing students, requests for such support can be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Changes in Application Deadline for HASS Master of Arts (by research) and PhD Programmes

To be in line with international best practices, HASS with effect from AY2013 has brought forward the application deadline for its Master of Arts (by research) and PhD programmes, for the August intake, to 15 November. 

Prior to this change, all Schools in NTU subscribed to the official 31 January deadline.  In many instances, this is too late because by then good students might already have received offers from other universities. 

It’s official!  Application deadline for January intake is now 15 November.

To stay competitive, we must complete the selection process as early as possible.  At the same time, the College will work with the Schools to continue to improve our graduate curriculum and student services.

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