- Application Procedure
SCELSE conducts its Graduate Program at both Singapore’s leading universities – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). We welcome outstanding candidates who are passionate about making scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow, with good problem-solving skills and self-driven, to apply and join us in shaping future environmental solutions.
Students enrol into either NTU or NUS, follow a common graduate program and graduate with a degree from their host university. Click on the link to submit your online application to NTU (Further instructions) and/or NUS (Further instructions). If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for at least two interviews for SCELSE to learn more about your research interests.
There are 2 intakes per year:
Last day for submission of Application Interview Period Admission Intake 31 January February; March August 30 June July; August January
As a guide, please find below the list of SCELSE research specialisations in NTU and NUS to help you decide on the right institution to apply to.
NTU NUS Genomics Computational and systems biology Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Meta-omics Metabolomics Microbiology and microbial ecology Microbial ecology of urban waterways Microbial signalling Microbial signalling Molecular biology of biofilms Chemical biology Biofilm matrix Biochemistry Bioreactor bioprocess ecology Used water treatment Bioimaging of biofilms
- Admission criteria
First Bachelor’s degree
Local Universities (NTU or NUS)
At least 2nd Class (Upper) with CGPA/CAP 4.25 or above
We will also consider your research proposal, research and work experience, awards received and your publication records.
1st Class Equivalent
GRE: Paper-based or computer-based, with validity of 5 years.
≥1300 (Verbal + Quantitative)
≥3.5 (Analytical Writing)
• Min. V score = 153;
• Min. Q score = 149
Example, at least:
V:170 + Q:149 (Min.) = 319
V:153 (Min.) + Q:166 = 319
GATE: With validity of 3 years.
Technical Proficiency Test (conducted by NTU): With validity of 2 years. ≥65%
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.
IELTS: With validity of 2 years.
English Proficiency Test (conducted by NTU):With validity of 2 years. ≥50%
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
Average grade of 85% or above
CGPA of 17/20 or above
1st Class with Distinction