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Admission Requirements

Master of Arts

  • A good Bachelor's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, or a relevant field from a recognised university;

  • Demonstrated ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.

An MA candidate is required to complete three enrichment modules approved by his/her supervisor, to attend six seminars, and to submit a dissertation of not more than 150,000 Chinese characters.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • A good Master's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, or a relevant field from a recognised university;

  • Demonstrated ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.

A PhD candidate is required to complete six enrichment modules approved by his/her supervisor, to attend six seminars, to submit a dissertation of not more than 300,000 Chinese characters, and to take part in an oral defense.

Required Test Scores

For international students whose mother tongue is not English, the applicants must submit a copy of their TOEFL score (at least 580). Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application. IELTS (at least 6.5) can also be used in place of TOEFL.

Exceptional cases in which applicants who are able to present outstanding academic credentials and potential in research but do not meet the TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be considered.

Scholarships in the form of Teaching Assistantship are available for both Singaporean and international students based on merits. ​​​​