NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering



How to submit an application for NGS-PhD program cum scholarship

Registration for Application
Personal Particulars
Selecting Programme to Apply for ** IMPORTANT **
Compulsory Sections to Complete
Supporting Documents
Application Fee
Submission of Application
Application Closing Dates and Outcome
Correspondences from the University
Rejection of Application
Feedback/Queries
Re-application of Scholarship
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Registration for Application top


You must start at https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx.

ONLY online applications via https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx are accepted.

New Applicants Click on Create a new account ...
Return Applicants Log in with your Email Address and Password

Note:
If you have mailed us your supporting documents and payment by bankdraft, please allow at least 4 weeks for postal delivery before checking your admission and payment status.

* Important Note:
  • You are allowed to apply simultaneously to multiple PhD programmes that come under different Faculties/Schools in NUS, if you wish to be considered for more than one Faculty/School. However please note each application must have its own set of application fee payment and supporting documents.
Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

Personal Particulars top

Complete these 2 sections online

  • Personal Particulars

    • for overseas applicants new to Singapore, you may skip the fields “Pass Type”, “Pass Expiry Date” and “Pass Number”.

  • Contact Details
    • Please ensure you provide
      • Two contact telephone numbers under “Personal Contact”
      • “Mailing Contact”, i.e. your mailing address.

Selecting programme to apply for ** Important ** top

Click on
  • 1) Manage Applications
  • 2) Add New Application

IMPORTANT
  • Faculty*
    • please ensure you select NUS Grad Sch for Integrative Sciences and Engineering in order for your application to be processed by NGS (NUS Grad Sch for Integrative Sciences and Engineering)
  • Specialistion
  • Source of Finance
  • Proposed Supervisor
    • Refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/ngs/ngs_supervisors_alphabetical.html for NGS' list of supervisors.
    • You may either
      • a)  select your Proposed Supervisor online
        OR
      • b)  pen down the information on the hardcopy printout of your duly completed and signed application form, that must be mailed to NGS together with your supporting documents.
    • Both (a) and (b) are equally acceptable.


Programme

Compulsory sections to complete top

Please ensure you complete

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Languages
  • Other Information
  • Test Details
    • GRE is compulsory for international applicants, and optional for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
    • TOEFL/IELTS is compulsory for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.
  • Achievements - if any
  • Questionnaire
  • Referee Associations
  • Payment


Supporting Documents top

Click HERE for

  • the checklist of supporting documents, AND
  • the sequence in which these supporting documents should be submitted in

 taking special note of which are compulsory for application to NGS’ PhD programme.

Unless otherwise indicated, these supporting documents are to be:

  • a) compiled into a single PDF file, and email to ngsbox4@nus.edu.sg - please cap your PDF file
    size at 10 MB,
    AND
  • b) included in your hardcopy package to be mailed to NGS (refer to 7. Submission of Application below).

As much as possible, (a) and (b) should mirror each other. The variations are Transcript, Referee Reports, and possibly Application Fee payment.

Please also note the following when completing the online application:

One-page CV

Applicants must use this prescribed template.

Please note the critical importance of this One-page CV, and thus the required information therein. Should there be any changes after submitting your application documents, you are strongly advised to email us your revised One-page CV.

Statement of Purpose

Applicants are required to describe their reasons and motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in NGS.

Research Proposal

Applicants are strongly recommended to submit details of their research proposal and give the significance and aims of the project.

Publication(s)

Please submit a copy of each of your publication(s), if any.

The journal’s “Impact Factor” field (which allows input of up to one decimal point) is essentially a measure of scientific impact that is based on citation rates for an article or other citable item.  It also takes into account the significance of the journals in which result has been published.  Please leave it blank if you are unsure.

Transcript

An official transcript of academic records is required from each university you have attended.  You are responsible for requesting the transcript(s) from the relevant University.   Please use the prescribed form for such request.

Transcripts must be enclosed in an official SEALED envelope with its flap bearing the security seal of the university and the signature of the Registrar or representative. 

Graduates from NUS can submit copies of their result slips or official transcripts of their academic records.

GRE

Compulsory for international applicants, and optional for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.

For GRE, please quote our University’s code (0677) and the specific Department codes.

TOEFL / IELTS*

Compulsory for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.

ALL applicants to the Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme, including local graduates, must submit TOEFL / IELTS. For IELTS, the score should be 6 and above.

Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for 2 years from the test date.  If it has been more than two years since you last took the test, you must take it again to have the scores reported.

Referee
Reports

Academic Referees’ reports may be submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

1.  After you have completed and submitted your online application – less your Academic Referees’ reports, your Academic Referees will each receive an email containing a link, which they can access to complete an online form. Of course, this means you must ensure you key in correctly your Academic Referees’ email addresses in your online application form.  In addition, you have to monitor that your referees do receive the auto-generated emails, in case the emails are not churned out due to technical glitches.

2.  Your referees may use the online form downloadable here. (S)he will pass you his / her duly completed form in a SEALED envelope with his / her signature across the flap, to be included in your hardcopy application package, that you will be mailing in to NGS.

All supporting documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation.

Supporting documents submitted are not returnable. 


Application fee top

S$20 per application (inclusive of prevailing Goods & Services Tax) – non-refundable for all programmes you apply for.

Please send your proof of payment together with your application package. 

Please note that an application without the application fee payment will not be processed.

Choose any ONE single mode of payment:


Local Students:

a. Online Payment via

  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard).

  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank). 

Applicants should login to the Graduate Admission System to check the status of their payment a few days after payment is made.

b. Complete the Application Fee Form and send it together with a crossed cheque made payable to “National University of Singapore”.  Please write your name, mailing address and programme (Graduate Research Programme at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering) applied for at the reverse side of the cheque; or

c. Complete the Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS at the Student Service Centre (located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House) during operating hours.

   

International Students:

a. Online Payment via

  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard).

  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank). 

Applicants should login to the Graduate Admission System to check the status of their payment a few days after payment is made.

b. Complete the Application Fee Form and send it together with a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore in either Singapore dollars or US dollars equivalent) made payable to “National University of Singapore”.  Please write your name, mailing address and programme (Graduate Research Programme at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering) applied for at the reverse side of the bank draft.

c. If you are unable to obtain a bank draft in Singapore dollar, you may submit a bank draft in US dollar, equivalent of S$20. Please note all bank charges are to be borne by the applicant.

Please note that an application without the application fee payment will not be processed.

 

Submission of Application top

Please note and remember after you have submitted the online form, you would not be able to make any more changes.

Requesting us to make any changes will delay your own application.

Thus, please ensure all is proper and complete before you "Submit" your online application.

Thereafter, please
  • print out your completed application form.
  • sign the form.
  • combine the duly completed and signed form with your supporting documents, to prepare
    • a) the PDF compilation to be emailed to ngsbox4@nus.edu.sg – refer back to 5. Supporting Documents above
    • b) the hardcopy package to be mailed to


NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS)
Centre For Life Sciences (CeLS)
28 Medical Drive, #05-01
Singapore 117456

Republic of Singapore


Please indicate NGS Scholarship on the top of the envelope.
 Please note applications without hardcopy package will NOT be processed.

(a) and (b) should mirror each other – the variations between (a) and (b) are Transcript, Referee Reports, and possibly Application Fee payment (depending on your selected mode of payment).

For simultaneous application of NGS PhD programmes and Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme using the same application ID, please

  • mail us one hardcopy package
  • email us one set of PDF
  • make payment for two application fees – one for each programme respectively.

    The Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme is not open for the 15th March application cycle.

 

Application Closing Dates and Outcome top

The application closing dates - applicable to BOTH PDF softcopy and hardcopy package - for the respective intakes are as follows:

Intake
Closing Date
AY2015/16 Semester 1
August 2015
      Application
    • opens on 1 September 2014
    • closes on 15 November 2014


If you have submitted the completed application (with all the required documents) before the respective application closing date, your application will be processed and you will be informed officially of the outcome of your application.

Completed / Incomplete application received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next Intake.

If successful, you will receive an admission package containing information and relevant forms together with your letter of offer. 

Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.

In general, you will be notified on the confirmed receipt of your application package within approximately 4 weeks after the respective application closing dates.

Important notes to applicants.
a)     The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.

b)    Applicants should note that the research experience gained during or after your studies is invaluable to you, and could add weight to your reference letter. It would be one of the important  factors for the review of your application. Please take this into account in your application.             

Correspondences from the University top

NGS will correspond with you primarily using e-mail and the online status enquiry during application process to convey messages such as requesting for outstanding documents, interview notification etc. 

Hence, it is very important that you provide a valid and correct e-mail address and maintain your e-mail account regularly.   The University will not be responsible for undeliverable e-mails and their consequences.

Rejection of Application top

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information or no application fee payment will render your application invalid.  The University reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate.  Persons admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

Feedback / Queries top

Please contact and allow a response time of 2-3 working days. .

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