Masters Programme (Research)


Fees and Funding

The fees for ADM MA (Research) programme (full-time and part-time) for students admitted in AY2019/2020 are as shown below. All fees listed below are in Singapore dollars (S$) and are applicable for one academic year. Fees are reviewed and subject to revision ​annually:

​Full Fees Singapore Citizen Singapore Permanent Resident International Student
(with Service Obligation)
MA (Research)
​S$35,850 S$9,000 S$12,600 S$19,250

​​​​​​Detailed information on research / tuition fees is available at​​

*Service Obligation: An individual international student who chooses to pay fees at a subsidized rate will need to take up a 3-year service obligation. As part of the service obligation, the foreign student is required to work in Singapore-based companies upon graduation. Singapore-based companies refer to local companies and international companies that have a base in Singapore which is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). The duration of the service obligation is fixed at 3 years regardless of the duration of study at subsidized rates. For further information or enquiries about the service obligation, please click here​.


The University provides research scholarships to candidates with outstanding academic records to enable them to pursue their MA (Research) Programme on a full-time basis. Applications for the awards open together with the application for admission.

Learn more about graduate scholarships at the Scholarships website.