Graduate Research Programme


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The NTU PhD program is 4 years. Besides working on their research, students from AY2020 Sem 1 intake onwards are required to complete 18 Academic Units of classes during their PhD, which roughly translates around six courses. After completing a qualifying examination in their third semester, they focus on completing their doctoral project, working closely with a faculty advisor. Students with a Master’s degree in related fields may request for course exemption up to 1 course (3AUs) for similar courses that he/she has taken during MSc in their respective universities.
To learn more about the process of obtaining a Ph.D., click here.

To see a list of available PhD research projects, click here
Scholarships & Financial Assistance
100% of our current students receive scholarship funding that includes their tuition and stipend.  There are several potential sources of funding available to our graduate students.  Please click here for more details.
PhD Research Projects
Faculty at ASE and EOS conduct environmental research in a broad range of fields and PhD projects are potentially available in all of these. Please browse the research section to learn more about the research fields of ASE, and then contact faculty whose research interests you to learn more about the opportunities they may have available for potential PhDs. You can also check out this list of currently available PhD research projects.
How To Apply
If you think that we might be a good fit for you, the first step is to learn more about the research that happens here.  Please take some time to look through the faculty research pages, and identify faculty whose interests may align with yours.  The first step to applying is to contact potential faculty mentors, who can tell you more about their research programmes and work with you to see if you might be a good match.  Once you have identified a potential faculty mentor, you can work with them, along with our graduate services officer to submit your application.  Please click here for more details.
Entry Requirements
To apply to our programme, you are not required to possess a Master’s Degree.  Although we prefer that students have undergraduate degrees in Earth Science or a related field, students from related fields in the sciences and engineering are encouraged to apply.  We do require that students complete standardised tests as part of their entry requirements.  For more about our entry requirements, click here.