Graduate studies at ASE

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

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The NTU PhD program is 4 years. Besides working on their research, students from AY2020 Sem 1 intake onwards are required to complete 18 Academic Units of classes during their PhD, which roughly translates around six courses. After completing a qualifying examination in their third semester, they focus on completing their doctoral project, working closely with a faculty advisor. Students with a Master’s degree in related fields may request for course exemption up to 1 course (3AUs) for similar courses that he/she has taken during MSc in their respective universities.

Graduate Admissions (Research):

Interested in doing a PhD at ASE? Take a look at this list of currently available PhD projects


Please click on the link to find out more on the research area. You may email the principal investigator/supervisor if you have any questions regarding the project.

The application deadline for the August intake is 31st January and for the January intake it is 31st July.

Apply online via the  NTU website. If you have any query, please write to

Blog posts about ASE PhD students

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