Masters and PhD Candidates

Thank you for your interest in graduate research studies (Master or PhD) at SERIS, NUS.

We have lots of interesting research projects, please scroll down for current topics open to PhD and Masters students at SERIS. We can also create new research projects, depending on your interests.

Admission Matters

SERIS does not award university degrees, thus interested candidates have to apply for admission at a NUS Faculty/School. They are:

The majority of the graduate programmes at NUS admit students twice a year, in August and January. Prospective students are advised to refer to the respective graduate studies website of the Faculty/School offering the programme with regards to the specific application information/ instructions for the programme of their interest.

Decisions on admission are made by the Faculty/School, after careful evaluation of all applications. Evaluation is carried out based on a combination of factors such as academic degree and record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and relevant work experience. Other considerations may include the potential for future contributions to the academic or professional fields, research interest of the professors involved in each degree programme and the relevance of the academic preparation for the chosen course of study. As English is the medium of instruction of the University, applicants may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English in the form of TOEFL/IELTS as part of the admission criteria.

You should refer to the respective Faculty/School's graduate studies website for more information.

For a list of SERIS' Adjunct researchers, please click here.

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Fees

Financial assistance for graduate students is available in the form of scholarships and various financial aid schemes. Please refer to the information provided in the NUS Graduate Studies.

Alternatively, SERIS also offers the possibility to employ prospective research students as full-time Research Assistants, whereby they need to enrol at a NUS Faculty/School as a self-funded part-time research student (Master or PhD). The NUS tuition fees need to be borne by the student. The annual tuition fees depend on the visa status of the student (Singapore citizen, Singapore PR, foreigner). For information on the tuition fees, please visit the web page of the Registrar’s Office.

Current Topics at SERIS

If you have any enquiries on admission matters, please contact:

Cecilia WONG