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Admission

The School of Social Sciences has a regular intake in August.
 
Candidates may start applying online from 1 October for consideration to the following August intake. The application portal closes on 15th November for the Nanyang Research Scholarship (same portal for self-financing students), and 30th November for the Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship​Reviews of applications will begin from 16 November but we will continue to consider applications submitted before 31 December. 
  
Candidates who would like to be considered for Scholarship should meet the stipulated deadlines. Candidates applying for the Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS), need not submit an additional application for the Nanyang Research Scholarship (RSS). However, RSS candidates will not be considered for the NPGS unless application has been made directly for the NPGS.

 

Incomplete applications will not be processed by the School. Applications will only be considered complete upon the submission of the online Referee Reports.

 

Only the first choice in subject area of the applicant will be processed. Candidates who wish to be considered to more than one subject areas will have to make separate applications.

 

Applicants have to ensure the accuracy of all data before submission is made as no amendments are permitted once the application is submitted.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in-person or through Skype. Admission depends on the quality of the application, including the academic record, relevant experience, and strength of the research proposal​ (guide​). Admission also depends on availability of an appropriate supervisor and availability of scholarship.

Please refer to the 'App​ly to SSS' page for more information.

Admission requirements for M.A. in Psychology           

  • A good first degree in Psychology from a highly ranked university, with at least Second Upper Class Honors.

 
  • If your degree is not in psychology, you will also have to sit for the GRE in Psychology test. 

 
  • An excellent GRE score is expected for every application, especially in the quantitative section (minimum 319 for the verbal and quantitative sections, 3.5 for the analytical section). Under exceptional circumstances, an applicant may request for waiving the GRE score as part of the requirement. However, the applicant must provide a strong justification in his or her application, to be evaluated by the committee on a case-by-case basis. GRE is not required from NTU or NUS graduates.

 
  • A good language proficiency score: IELTS score at least 7.0 (on all subtests); TOEFL score at least 105 – Internet Based Test Score or 580 – Paper Based Test Score. IELTS is preferred. 

     Applicants from Singapore universities and English speaking countries are exempted from IELTS/TOEFL.​

 
  • It is strongly recommended for applicants to contact one of the faculty members whom they wish to work with. Applicants can discuss their proposal with the faculty member and ask for suggestions and feedback prior to submitting an application.​
  

 

Admission requirements for Ph.D. in Psychology

  • A good first degree in Psychology from a highly ranked university, with at least Second Upper Class Honors. 

 
  • If your degree is not in psychology, you will also have to sit for the GRE in Psychology test. 

 
  • An excellent GRE score is expected for every application, especially in the quantitative section (minimum 319 for the verbal and quantitative sections, 3.5 for the analytical section). Under exceptional circumstances, an applicant may request for waiving the GRE score as part of the requirement. However, the applicant must provide a strong justification in his or her application, to be evaluated by the committee on a case-by-case basis. GRE is not required from NTU or NUS graduates.​

 
  • A good language proficiency score: IELTS score at least 7.0 (on all subtests); TOEFL score at least 105 – Internet Based Test Score or 580 – Paper Based Test Score. IELTS is preferred.
     ​Applicants from Singapore universities and English speaking countries are exempted from IELTS/TOEFL.​

 
  • It is strongly recommended for applicants to contact one of the faculty members whom they wish to work with. Applicants can discuss their proposal with the faculty member and ask for suggestions and feedback prior to submitting an application.​ 

 

Enquiries can be sent to ac-sss-ge@ntu.edu.sg

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