Our online application for the 2013 intake is NOW CLOSED. Applications usually opens in June of each year and closes on the January 15th of each year. All applicants to the Duke-NUS PhD program must demonstrate academic strength as well as a passion for medical and scientific research. Information on how to apply follows:
Applicants should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in some discipline of science before matriculation into the PhD program at Duke-NUS.
Complete and submit the Duke-NUS on-line application . The application requires you to complete 3 essay questions, and arrange for any tertiary institution you attended to directly send us copies of your official transcripts. Finally, you need to submit 3 – 5 recommendation letters from mentors, professors or employers who can attest to your performance in an academic and/or research environment. At least one of the recommendation letters should be an academic reference. (All letters received by Duke-NUS will be kept confidential). Please note, there is no application fee to apply to the Duke-NUS PhD program in Integrated Biology and Medicine.
The GRE General Test is a required component of your application to the Duke-NUS PhD program and your test results must be received by Duke-NUS before the application deadline. Submitted scores should not be more than 4 years old at the time of admission. When you take the exam, please have your scores sent directly to Duke-NUS with the Designated Institution (DI) code of 4915. Information on the GRE can be found here. Due to the huge volume of applications we receive, we will not review incomplete applications. All supporting documents (i.e. letters of recommendation and transcripts/WES reports, test scores, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline.
Submission of official transcripts: Applicants who are graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or any US University should request their respective institutions to send their official transcripts directly to the PhD program at the address below. All other applicants must request their institutions to submit their transcripts to both Duke-NUS (at the address below) and the World Education Services for a course by course evaluation. A detailed report by WES will be directly sent to Duke-NUS. The fee payable to the WES is approximately US$ 150. Please visit www.wes.org for further details. Applicants from Canadian Universities may contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com to see if a WES report is required from your institution.
English Language Requirement: Applicants who previously studied in a non-English speaking curriculum will be required to present documented evidence of their competence in written and spoken English by submitting their results of TOEFL or IELTS exams. A minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL paper test (or 213 on the computer-administered test) or an overall band score of 7 on the IELTS should be achieved.
Duke-NUS does not accept TOEFL or IELTS scores earned more than two years ago.
Please have all your supporting admissions documents, including transcripts and recommendation letters sent directly to the Admissions Office at the following address:
Associate Professor David Silver, Director of Graduate Studies
c/o Ms Tammie Zhu, Assistant Admissions Manager
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Admissions Department
8 College Road
Recommendation letters may be emailed directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the phrase: “Recommendation for (candidate’s name) – PhD Program” in the subject line.
The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programs are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.