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APPLICATION TO AY2022-23, TERM 1 INTAKE (AUGUST 2022) IS OPEN FROM 1 AUGUST 2021 TO 31 JANUARY 2022.


Application Deadlines




Term Opening Dates Closing Dates
Term 1 (August) 01 August (of prior year) 31 January (of intake year)
Term 2 (January) 01 February (of prior year) 30 June (of prior year)

* A successful candidate who applies early may be provided with an early offer.

AY2022-23, Term 1 (August 2022) application is open from 1 August 2021 to 31 January 2022.

The PhD programme accepts application for full-time study only. Click here for part-time study.


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION


Please use the online application system to submit your application. Supplementary instructions are given in each section of the online application form. Once you have completed the online application, we suggest you print and keep a copy of the form for your record.

Please upload the required supporting documents before submitting your online application. Your application will only be processed when we have received the supporting documents and application fee.


ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM


FOR NEW USER

You need to first register for an account with SMU before you can submit an online application form.

Click on "Create New Account" below to proceed.

CREATE NEW ACCOUNT   GUIDELINE TO USING THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Upon successful submission of your online application, you will be given an application number.

Do take note of this application number for future enquiry and checking of application status.


FOR EXISTING USER

If you have already created an account with SMU, please go directly to the Login page to continue with your application.

LOGIN NOW


CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

Login here to check on your submitted application status. You will not be able to update submitted application.

LOGIN HERE   GUIDELINE TO USING THE APPLICANT SELF-SERVICE SYSTEM   GUIDELINE TO RETRIEVING APPLICANT SELF-SERVICE LOGIN INFORMATION


IMPORTANT NOTES TO APPLICANTS


  • Online applications received without the complete set of supporting documents will be rejected.
  • Online applications will not be processed until application fee is made. If payment is not received by end of the application deadline, the application will be considered as rejected.

Should you have any enquiries regarding your application, please email to scis_phd@smu.edu.sg


REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS


  • Identity Card (For Singapore Citizens and PR)

  • Passport & Identity Card (For non-Singapore Citizens)

  • TOEFL / IELTS (for applicants whose medium of instruction for Bachelor degree is not in English)

  • GRE / GMAT (waived for SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates)

  • Bachelor Degree Certificate

  • Official Transcripts for Bachelors Degree (please include the grading policy/system for your transcript. i.e. score range of the grade)

  • Master Degree Certificate (if applicable)

  • Official Transcripts for Master Degree (if applicable)

  • Resume

  • Two Referee Reports 
    Please list two referees (academic referees preferred) who can provide supporting evidence of your professional experience and performance. A link will be sent to the referee’s email address for completion of the online referee form. Please provide the correct email address and follow up with your referees to ensure that they have submitted the forms.

  • Any other supporting documents

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Please discuss your academic and career objectives. Be specific about the area in which you plan to study, your reasons for wishing to study at Singapore Management University. Note: A resume or CV is not a personal statement.

    RESEARCH STATEMENT

    Please propose a research topic that you would like to undertake in the programme, the technical potential and real-world relevance of the topic, and how do you think our programme could equip you to work on the topic.

For all non-English certificates or documents, a copy of the original certificates/documents and their official English translations must be submitted.

Last updated on 07 Oct 2021 .