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After fulfilling their coursework requirements, PhD students are required to take a Qualifying Exam within the 18th to 24th month of their candidature. The key objectives of the Qualifying Exam are to ascertain that the thesis is a distinct addition to the knowledge in the chosen field and that the PhD student possesses the level of competency required to proceed to the next stage of the candidature. PhD students who pass the Qualifying Exam will continue with their candidature.
To graduate, the PhD students are required to submit their thesis for assessment by examiners from NTU and other universities before the end of their candidature. And they are to sit for an oral examination after they pass their thesis examination.
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