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How To Apply

  • Before you apply, you are advised to visit the programme webpages to view more details such as the programme structure, research areas and entry requirements. If you are applying for a research programme, you are advised to contact a potential supervisor before making a formal application. As a guide, you may wish to briefly introduce yourself, explain your research interests and mention the supervisor’s research that you find interesting.

    Once you have already decided on the programme, you should familiarise yourself with the kind of supporting documents required. More details can be found here:

    Following which, you should apply via our online application system.

    There is no separate application form required for the application of scholarship, with the exception of Pradap Kow Scholarship. You may apply for the Scholarship by indicating in the online application form.  Please ensure your eligibility before applying for the scholarship.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship for admission into our Master’s by Coursework programmes, please click here.

    For international applicants, please click here

    For non-graduating students, please click here.

  • The requirements specified below are the minimum requirements for admission into NIE. In addition to the minimum admission requirements, your programme of choice may state other additional requirements. Please refer to the relevant programme webpages for full information on the requirements for individual programmes. 

    Master’s by Coursework

    • A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university
    • Other qualifications or working experience as specified in each programme

    Master’s and PhD by Research

    • A Bachelor's degree
    • A Master's degree in the relevant areas (for those pursuing PhD)
    • Ability to pursue research in the proposed field of advanced study

    You are advised to contact a potential supervisor before making a formal application. As a guide, you may wish to briefly introduce yourself, explain your research interests and mention the supervisor’s research that you find interesting.

    Doctor in Education

    • A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university
    • A Master's degree in the relevant areas
    • Relevant working experience

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, please click here

    For international applicants, please click here

    For non-graduating students, please click here.

  • Master’s by Coursework programmes

    It is important for the applicant to check the NIE website and other relevant media regularly to confirm if the programmes will be open for application at any particular intake. Although application periods are usually in May/June and November/December, there may be changes. Some programmes may have earlier application periods.

    A summary of programmes that are open for the January and August intake is listed below for your guidance only:

    Programme

    January Intake

    August Intake

    Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)

    Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)  

     

    Master of Arts (Counselling & Guidance)

     

    Master of Arts (Educational Management)

    Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

     

    Master of Arts (Leadership and Educational Change), Joint Programme

     

    Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

    Master of Arts (Teaching Chinese as an International Language)

     

    Master of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development)

     

    Master of Education

    Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)

     

    Master of Science (Life Sciences)

    Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)


    Applicants are still advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programmes will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Master’s and PhD by Research

    There are two intakes a year (January and August), except for the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group which accepts only one intake of PhD students each year in January. The online application generally opens in May for admission in January in the following year and in October for admission in August the following year. Applicants are advised to visit the website and look out for announcements in May and October.

    Depending on the area of research that you are interested in, you are advised to browse through the various Academic Groups’ webpages to seek your own supervisor prior to application. Prior to application, you may also contact the appropriate research programme leader or leaders.

    Doctor in Education

    There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

  • So you have decided on the programme that you want to apply for. If you have not, please visit the relevant programme webpages to find out more. Given that the number of places offered per intake is limited, you are advised to exercise great care in preparing your supporting documents. This is because your supporting documents are the only avenue where we can get to know more about you. We not only want to know more about your academic accomplishments, we also want to know more about your personal accomplishments, talents, and how you can contribute to our school. Our aim is to bring together a diverse mix of intellectually gifted students to create an exceptional learning community.

    To view the different supporting documents required of the various programmes, please click here:

  • Upon receiving all the necessary supporting documents, all applications are academically assessed firstly against the admissions criteria for that programme before submission to the relevant Academic Group for consideration. Following which, you will be assessed in terms of the quality of the previous academic excellence and future potential in comparison with other applications received for that programme. Given the limited number of places available for each programme, you are advised to exercise care over your application and select supporting documents that best illustrate your academic achievement and future potential. In some cases, you may be called for an interview to aid in the selection process. The Ministry of Education’s (MOE), Singapore approval will also be sought for MOE graduate teachers seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship.

    You will be informed of the outcome of your application in October/ November for admission in January the following year and in April for admission in August, directly by post. For MOE-graduate teachers seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, letters will be sent to you through your school/MOE HQ Division.

    For those who have been offered a place, more information will be indicated on the letter of offer that will be sent to the mailing address that you have input in your online application. Please also ensure that you have keyed in a valid e-mail address during application, as we will communicate to you through it.  

    Successful international applicants should note that the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) do not issue Student Pass to student of part-time programmes. You are to accept the offer of admission only when you either have a valid Employment Pass or Dependent Pass from ICA to reside in Singapore throughout the programme of study. If the validity of the Employment Pass or Dependent Pass expires before you can complete the programme, we may have to withdraw you from the programme.