- Students who wish to pursue PhD in Computer Science (Part-Time) may enroll in Master of Science in Computing to complete the coursework and Qualifying Examination (QE), before joining the PhD program to complete the dissertation.
- Partial scholarships are available to cover the tuition fees of the Master of Science in Computing and PhD in Computer Science programmes.
- At this time, we are accepting only Singapore citizens and permanent residents for part-time study
APPLICATION TO AY2021-22, TERM 1 INTAKE (AUGUST 2021) FOR PHD PART-TIME STUDY IS OPEN FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2020 TO 30 APRIL 2021.
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 send in the required supporting documents once you have submitted 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.
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.
CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS
Login here to check on your submitted application status. You will not be able to update submitted application.
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 contact Ms. ONG Chew Hong at (65) 6828 0125 or email to MScomputing [at] smu.edu.sg
REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Identity Card (For Singapore Citizens PR)
TOEFL / IELTS (for applicants whose first language is not 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)
Two Referee Reports (Referees are to submit the completed referee form directly to us.)
All application requires 2 referees (academic referees preferred).
Please contact & request your referees to mail the completed form directly to us.
Referees may also send in their completed form via their official mailbox to MScomputing [at] smu.edu.sg Referee reports received but not satisfying the above conditions will not be accepted.
Any other supporting documents
A softcopy PDF or Word Doc format of your Research Statement is required as attachment in the online application system. Hence, no hardcopy submission is required.
To help you prepare for the online application system, below are the required supporting documents for submission online:
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.
SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
You may submit the required supporting documents (clear & readable version) via ANY of the following methods:
Mail/Courier the above hardcopy supporting documents to :
SCIS PhD Programme
General Office, Level 5
Singapore Management University
School of Computing and Information Systems
80 Stamford Road
Personal submission to General Office, Level 5
If you are submitting personally, click here for directions to School of Computing and Information Systems.
The operating hours for supporting document submission is on Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:45pm (please avoid 12pm to 2pm).
Email all supporting documents in a less than 6 megabytes, single zip file format to MScomputing [at] smu.edu.sg.
Only clear scanned copy of your files will be accepted. Please name the files appropriately.
A: Currently, we are only accepting Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for part-time study. Foreign students may consider full-time study.
A: Part-time students are expected to spend 5-7 years to complete the PhD programme.
A: Similar programme fees apply for full-time and part-time study.
Please refer to SMU PhD Programme Fees page for detailed and latest breakdown of fees.
A: Partial scholarships will be awarded to students on a competitive basis. It will provide waiver of subsidized tuition fees.
A: If you have missed the application deadline, please submit your online application for the next intake. As the application period is fixed, we are not able to extend the application deadline.
A: You can only upload your research statements in the online application system.
Please email all supporting documents (as listed above) in a less than 12 megabytes, single zip file format to scis_phd [at] smu.edu.sg. Only clear scanned copy of your files will be accepted. Please name the files appropriately.
A: Working experience is not a requirement for admission into the PhD programme.
A: You may apply for the PhD programme if you are in your final term and year of your undergraduate study. You will be required to submit a copy of your transcript which should reflects all the results except the last term results. Upon completion of your undergraduate study, please provide us with a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate.
Last updated on 12 Apr 2021 .