Candidature Period

Candidates must spend a minimum residence period of 18 months (3 semesters) in Singapore. Residency requires:

  • Payment of fees
  • Satisfying all curricular requirements of the programme of study
  • Satisfying other departmental requirements such as teaching assistance

Periods of study leave and overseas fieldwork do not count toward residency. In addition, candidates must be resident during the semester in which they submit their thesis for examination. The maximum candidature period is 60 months inclusive of periods of approved study leave and leave of absence.