PhD Application Process

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Entry Requirements

  • Either a relevant bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications in computing or related discipline, or a master’s degree in computing or related discipline. For non-English documents, an official English translation must be provided at your expense. Please provide your latest official transcripts and official letter of certification from your institution stating the expected date of graduation or award of degree if you have not graduated from your degree programme.
  • IELTS or TOEFL: If the medium of instruction during your undergraduate studies was not in English, please submit your IELTS or TOEFL scores no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline.
  • GRE: not required for PhD at ISTD, but recommended. Please note that the SUTD DI code is 7398.
  • In addition, a Statement of Objectives will be required, together with Names and E-mail Addresses of 3 Recommenders


More information on the scholarships can be found here.

Application Process

There are two yearly intakes, in September and January –