PhD Programme

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Admission Criteria and Application

 

Admission Criteria

  • Master degree from a recognized institution which is relevant to the proposed disciplines or areas of research;

  • For applicants whose mother tongue is not English, a good IELTS score of at least 7.0 is required. Candidates with an undergraduate or Masters degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English are exempted from taking the IELTS;

  • It is important to note that besides meeting the basic academic requirements, applicants will also be assessed on the strength of their portfolios which have to meet the highest professional and academic standards.

Application Deadline

Nanyang Technological University’s academic year commences in August and ends in July the following year. ADM has one intake per academic year in August.
The application deadline is shown below:
 
Intake  Application Period​
August 2018
Closed
August 2019
1 October 2018 until 15 November 2018

 

Applicants are selected for interviews on the basis of their academic record, portfolio, and research proposal. Your research proposal must show that you are ready to write a PhD thesis that can be supervised at the School of Art, Design and Media, NTU.

 

Application Requirements 

Candidates are requested to upload electronic copies of the following supporting documents via NTU’s on-line Graduate Application System. Documents uploaded must be in English. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by certified translations in English language.
  • Academic transcripts and certificate for Bachelor degree

  • Academic transcripts and certificate for Master degree

  • A research proposal, with bibliography
    Click to download the research proposal template in Word format for submission to NTU​

  • Artistic Portfolio
    An original and creative piece of work related to the proposed research area. It could be a drawing, computer animations, short films, etc.

  • Scholarly writing sample 
    It could be an undergraduate essay, Master thesis, or a published / unpublished article

  • Report from 2 academic referees
    Before you provide the name and email address of your referees, please ensure that they have already agreed to fill out the online referee report form for your NTU application.

  • Personal statement
    A short essay on your aspirations and why you have identified ADM as the place to pursue your PhD. 

  • IELTS (if applicable)

  • Personal Particulars page of passport / Identification card

  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph​

 

Application Fee

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2018, when the Research application portal opens, all applicants will need to pay an application fee of $53.50 per programme.

The system only allows internet payment (VISA/MASTER).

 

How to Apply  

 
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