PhD Programme



How do I apply for admission to the PhD programme at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)?

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.

  • Personal Particulars page of passport / Identification card

  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph

  • Academic transcripts and certificate for Bachelor degree

  • Academic transcripts and certificate for Master degree

  • Research proposal, with bibliography (please use the template provided here)

  • 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    It could be an undergraduate essay, Master thesis, or a published / unpublished article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 identify ADM as the place to pursue your PhD

  • Your IELTS Result (if applicable)

What are the IELTS requirements for ADM’s PhD Programme?

We require a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0. There are no specific score requirements for each section of the test.

How many intakes does ADM have for the PhD programme and when is the application deadline?

ADM has two intakes per academic year – in August and January.

The admission application period for the August intake closes on 15th November.

The admission application period for the January intake closes on 31st July.​