Important : The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes 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.


Online Application

  • Applications for admission to graduate research programmes are available Online.
  • Please note that even though an application is submitted online, relevant supporting documents must be sent via post. In order for applications to be considered for a specific intake, the completed application (online application, application form duly signed, application fee payment and all the required hardcopy documents) must reach the Faculty before the respective application closing date.
  • Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

*Important Note:

If you wish to be considered for more than one department/programme, you must submit a separate application. There is no limit to the number of applications you can submit. However, each application (completed online application form can be generated from the application system) must be accompanied by proof of payment or payment itself and supporting documents, and sent via surface mail to the respective Faculty/Department. The completed online application form should be printed from the Summary tab on the online portal.



When submitting your application online, you will be asked to enter a 6-character Password. Your Password is important and can be used, together with your application number, to access the following online facilities related to your application:

  • Online Application Status Enquiry
  • Online Update of Contact Details
  • Online Reply to Offer of Admission


Application Fee

The following non-refundable application fee is payable for each programme you apply for:

Mode of Application

Application Fee*

Online application

S$50 per application (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Please send your proof of payment or the payment itself together with your application package. Please note that an application without the application fee payment or with insufficient application fee amount will not be processed.

The modes of payment are:

  • Online Payment by any of the methods
  • VISA, Mastercard or AMEX
  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank)


Supporting Documents

All supporting documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation. Supporting documents submitted are not returnable. Enclosures via e-mails will not be opened and will be deleted.
Click here for the checklist of supporting documents required.

  • Transcript

    • An official transcript of academic records is required from each university you have attended. You are responsible for requesting the transcript(s) from the relevant University. Please use the prescribed form for such request.

    • Transcripts must be enclosed in an official SEALED with its flap bearing the security seal of the university and the signature of the Registrar or representative.

    • Graduates from NUS can submit copies of their result slips or official transcripts of their academic records. Transcript request form is available here.


    • Proficiency in English Language (both verbal and written)

      All except applicants from universities in Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines are to submit evidence of English language proficiency.

    • The minimum TOEFL score ranges for NUS are as follows:
      • Paper-based (PBT): 580
      • Computer-based (CBT): 237
      • Internet-based (iBT): 85

    • For IELTS, the score should be six (6) and above.

    • Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two (2) years from the test date. If it has been more than two years since you last took the test, you must take it again to have the scores reported.

  • Referee Reports

    • Recommendations from 2 academic referees are to be submitted via the online admission system. You should check with your referees and obtain their institutional e-mail address. E-mail addresses from domains other than ".edu" may be subject to additional screening and filtering. Once your online application is submitted, an automated e-mail will be sent to your referees.

  • Publication(s)

    • Please submit a copy of each of your publication(s), if any. The journal’s “Impact Factor” field (which allows input of up to one decimal point) is essentially a measure of scientific impact that is based on citation rates for an article or other citable item. It also takes into account the significance of the journals in which result has been published. Please leave it blank if you are unsure.

  • Documentation Proof of Financial Support

    • International applicants who are not applying for our Research Scholarship or have indicated their wish to be considered for admission in the event that their Research Scholarship application is unsuccessful, must submit documentary evidence of their ability to support their study (e.g. a bank statement). Applicant must show documentary proof that they are able to support their study for at least 2 years [estimated cost of living (S$36,000) plus Tuition Fees]. Click here to see Living expenses.

    • Applicants who are sponsored by an individual or organization will need to submit a letter from the sponsor with details/documentary proof of the sponsorship.

    • Those who are working in Singapore and applying for admission to our part-time programme may submit a copy of their recent pay slip.


Submission of Application

If an applicant applies for more than one programme/department, s/he should send separate sets of application to the respective Faculties/Departments.

Completed applications (together with the application fee payment and supporting documents) should be mailed directly to:

Dean's Office (Attn: Research Office)
Faculty of Dentistry
9 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Level 10
National University Centre For Oral Health
Singapore 119085

*Important Note: It is important that you inform us if there are any changes/updates to your application details after your submission.


Correspondances with the University

The Faculty will correspond with you primarily using e-mail and the online status enquiry during application process to convey messages such as requesting for outstanding documents, interview notification etc.

Hence, it is very important that you provide a valid and correct e-mail address and maintain your e-mail account regularly. The University will not be responsible for undeliverable e-mails and their consequences.


Application Closing Dates and Outcomes

If you have submitted the completed application (with all the required documents) before the respective application closing date, your application will be processed and you will be informed officially of the outcome of your application in writing latest as follows:


Closing Date

Application Outcome

Semester 1

15 November

31 May

Semester 2

15 May

31 October


Completed/Incomplete application received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next Intake

You can check your status via the online admission system.

Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.


Rejection of Application

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information or no application fee payment will render your application invalid. The University reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Persons admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf and it reserves the right to reject without giving reasons applications submitted through any external agencies.