The NUS-Hebrew University of Jerusalem Joint PhD program is a joint degree program offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ).
The NUS-HUJ joint degree program (JDP) provides a high-quality PhD education that aims to provide PhD candidates from both NUS and HUJ with learning and research experience in a global setting. There will be opportunities for the JDP students to gain valuable cross-cultural experience between the two countries and develop a strong appreciation of global issues.
PhD candidates from the NUS-HUJ JDP are required to spend a minimum of 9 months equivalent at the partner university to gain first-hand experiences in research collaboration with culturally different world-class researchers. Those who have successfully completed the program will be issued the joint PhD degree.
Supervision will be provided by a minimum of two faculty members with at least one supervisor from each institution. The students will be registered at both NUS and HUJ, and are expected to meet the joint degree program requirements as specified by their home institution to graduate with a joint PhD degree from both institutions.
The candidates will start their candidature at the beginning of any semester of an academic year in at their home institution.
In principle, candidates are required to spend an equivalent of 50% of the study period at each institution, though the time at the host institution can be reduced to a minimum of 9 months.
Candidates deemed weak in English by the School would also have to sit for the Diagnostic English Test and take additional English Language courses conducted by the Centre for English Language Communication.
Students from universities where the medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English are required to take ES5002 (Advanced Level Writing) regardless of their performance in the Diagnostic English Test.
- Payment of fees
- Satisfying all curricular requirements of the programme of study
- Satisfying other departmental requirements such as teaching assistance
For continuation of candidature, candidates are required to meet the following CAP prescribed for coursework:
CAP should not fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters or 3.5 for three consecutive semesters.
Termination of candidature would result if a student fails to maintain the minimum CAP as stipulated above.
- A good Master's degree in a relevant discipline or
- A relevant Bachelor's degree with at least a second Upper honours class or its equivalent or
- The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or
- The degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery and
- The ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 580/237/85 for the paper-based, computer-based and internet-based tests respectively is required of candidates whose medium of undergraduate instruction is not English.
- For IELTS, the minimum score required is 6.5.
- A minimum total GRE score of 320 for the verbal & quantitative sections and 3.5 for the analytical section is required.
Applications for admission to the JDP must be submitted through the Graduate Admission System at Application Procedure Page.
In addition to the submission of the application online, applicants must complete the following documents for review by the NUS-HUJ JDP Committee:
- The JDP application form
- A research proposal
- A statement on the applicant's aspiration/vision for studying the joint PhD programme
- A CV detailing the applicant's academic qualifications, working experience, publications, professional qualifications, prizes and awards, volunteer work and community services
- A letter of support from the supervisor from NUS stating their plans for jointly contributing to the supervision of the candidate and which parts of the proposed PhD project will be conducted at NUS (This will be printed by the Admission Office. Applicants do not need to submit the letter in hard copy.)
- A letter of support from the supervisor from HUJ stating their plans for jointly contributing to the supervision of the candidate and which parts of the proposed PhD project will be conducted at HUJ (This will be printed by the Admission Office. Applicants do not need to submit the letter in hard copy.)
- Scanned certificates/transcripts of the applicant's Bachelor's and Master's degree qualifications, GCE 'O' certificate or TOEFL/IELTS scoresheet for proof of English qualification
Financial support in the form of research scholarships is available for qualified candidates. Applicants must possess at least a second upper class Honours degree or its equivalent to be eligible for the research scholarship.
Each research scholarship carries a monthly stipend and a full tuition fee subsidy as follows:
|Student||Pre-Qualifying Examination||Post-Qualifying Examination|
|Singapore Permanent Resident||S$2,200||S$2,700|
Research scholars who passed their PhD qualifying examination will receive a PhD top-up of S$500 per month, for up to a maximum of 24 months subject to not more than 48 months of candidature, or up to the Research Scholarship (RS) termination date or RS expiry date, whichever is earlier.
Some additional support for projects in certain strategic research areas is also available. There may also be opportunities for earning additional income as part-time tutors and demonstrators.
As a guide, the annual tuition fees for the subsidized graduate programmes offered by the School of Medicine for Academic year 2014/2015 are as follows:
|Singapore Citizens||Singapore Permanent Resident||International Students|
Please visit the Registrar's Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/gd-fees.html for further details of the fees payable.
A Tuition Fee Loan Scheme, with the same terms and conditions as that for undergraduate students is available. For more details on this scheme, applicants may refer to the following link.
The living expenses for international students per month range between S$1,500 and S$2,000 depending on their lifestyle as follows.
|Item||Estimated Monthly Expenses|
(Books, stationary, daily necessities, etc)
Prospective students may use the Cost of Living Calculator at the Contact Singapore website at http://www.contactsingapore.sg/why_singapore/about_singapore/cost_of_living_calculator/ to help them gauge the living expenses that they will need for their stay in Singapore.