PhD and Masters by Research

All sections of the online application form must be completed where applicable. Do remember to check that all the information entered is correct before submission as no further changes can be made after that.

Supporting documents will have to be submitted together with a printout of your online application form, within two weeks from the date of successful online submission. Processing of your application may be delayed if any of the supporting documents are missing. Supporting documents, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified copies of the English translation of the documents. These documents are non-returnable.

Do not submit original certificates and documents with your application. We will not be responsible for damage or loss of original certificates or documents.

The application documents must be arranged and submitted in the following order:

  1. Hardcopy printout of the Application Form and to affix a Passport-sized photograph on the Application Form

  2. Photocopy of your National Registration Identity Card (NRIC)(front and back). If you do not have an NRIC, please provide a copy of your passport information page(s)(containing the passport number, name, etc.)

  3. Completed Research Supplementary Information Form

  4. TOEFL / IELTS Score  (Applicable to graduates of universities with non-English medium instruction)
    For more details, please click here.

  5. GRE Score (applicable to candidates who are not graduates of the Autonomous Universities in Singapore)
    For more details, please click here.

  6. Photocopy of Degree Scrolls / Certificates (Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, etc.)

  7. Transcripts (Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, etc.)  

    • An official transcript of detailed academic results is required from each university or college attended. The transcript results should show marks (wherever possible) and grades obtained in each module. If the transcript is in a language other than English, please provide an official English translation as well and the modules in the translation should be listed in the same order as that of the original transcript. You may use the Transcript Request Form (FORM 02) to request for transcripts from your university
    • You may submit certified true copies of the transcripts in lieu of the official transcripts.
    • If a complete transcript is not available, please include certified true copies of a complete photocopied set of examination results for every semester
  8. Two Academic Referee Reports are to be submitted in envelopes sealed by the respective referees. You are to use the Academic Referee's Report Form (FORM 03)
    Note: An academic referee must be a faculty member who has taught you before in an academiccapacity and be able to write about your academic capabilities as well as your suitability for higher education.

Please send your application to:

Manager (Admissions & Student Records), Higher Degrees
Office of Academic Administration and Services
Blk 1, Level 1, Unit 1
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616


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.