Education & Training
Admission Criteria
First Bachelor’s degree GRE/GATE TOEFL/IELTS Remarks
Local Universities (NTU or NUS) At least 2nd Class (Upper) with CGPA/CAP 4.25 or above Waiver of GRE and TOEFL/IELTS for applicants with local degrees. We will also consider your research proposal, research and work experience, awards received and your publication records.
Overseas Universities (Based on first degree) 1st Class Honours or Equivalent GRE
With validity of 5 years from date of application.
≥319 (Verbal + Quantitative)
≥3.5 (Analytical Writing)

• Min. V score = 153;
• Min. Q score = 149;
• Min. V+Q score = 319

Example, at least:
V:170 + Q:149 (Min.) = 319
V:153 (Min.) + Q:166 = 319

OR

GATE (India):
With validity of 3 years from date of application. Valid for Indian applicants who wish to use GATE instead of GRE.

≥95%

Applicants with a Master’s degree from NTU or NUS with CGPA above 4.5 are exempted from GRE/GATE.
TOEFL
With validity of 2 years from date of application.
Internet-based ≥100
Paper Based Test ≥600
Computer Based Test ≥250

OR

IELTS
With validity of 2 years from date of application.
≥6.5

OR

An official letter stating that English is used as the medium of instruction (for at least 3 years) from the University of your Bachelor’s/Master's degree.

Applicants with a Master’s degree from NTU or NUS with CGPA above 4.5 are exempted from TOEFL/IELTS.
China Universities (Based on first degree) Average grade of 85% or above
India Universities (Based on first degree) 1st Class Honours with Distinction
SINGA applicants (Based on first degree) 1st Class Honours or Equivalent Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS & GRE/GATE for SINGA applicants.