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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​. Late applications will not be processed.​

  

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. 

 

Applications for the January intake will begin in June and end in July prior to the admission period. The application portal closes on 31 July for the Nanyang Research Scholarship (same portal for self-financing students).

 

Candidates shortlisted for admission will be notified of the outcome anytime between March to May for the August intake and November to December for the January intake (if applicable).

 

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 area will have to make separate applications.

 

Applicants have to ensure the accuracy of all data before submission 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 Apply to SSS page for more information.

Admission requirements for M.A. in Sociology

·    An undergraduate degree, preferably in Social Sciences, especially Sociology, from a recognized University.

Students with little or no prior sociological training may be granted admission conditional on their satisfactory completion of additional reading courses. Students in this category will therefore be required to submit additional documentation concerning their undergraduate training. This should include official syllabi from their previous training, bearing the signature or stamp of the relevant authority or institution. Letters of reference from previous instructors should also be supplied, detailing the character and scope of their undergraduate training in sociology or other relevant social-science fields. Students with no social-science background are unlikely to be admitted.

·        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.

·       Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members working on related research topics and discuss with them their proposal before submitting the application.

Admission requirements for Ph.D. in Sociology

·       A good Master’s degree in sociology or a closely related field from a recognised university.

·       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 the application.


IMPORTANT


The newly launched TOEFL ITP PLUS (offered by ETS) and online IELTS Indicator (offered by British Council) can be accepted  in place of the usual IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT test scores. The TOEFL ITP PLUS and IELTS Indicator are launched due to test center suspensions in current COVID-19 situation.


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

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