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Part-Time Study

  • Students who wish to pursue the PhD part-time may enroll in MAIS to complete the coursework and QE, before joining the PhD program to complete the dissertation.|
  • Partial scholarships are available to cover the tuition fees of the MAIS and PhD programs.
  • At this time, we are accepting only Singapore citizens and permanent residents for part-time study

ay2018-19, term 1 (august 2018) application for part-time study is open from 1 november 2017 to 30 april 2018:

For Singapore Citizens and permanent residents, please use the online application system to submit your application. Supplementary instructions are given in each section of the online application form. Once you have completed the online application, we suggest you print and keep a copy of the form for your record. Please send in the required supporting documents once you have submitted your online application. Your application will only be processed when we have received the supporting documents and application fee.

ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

FOR NEW USER

You need to first register for an account with SMU before you can submit an online application form.
Click on "Create New Account" below to proceed.

   

FOR EXISTING USER

If you have already created an account with SMU, please go directly to the Login page to continue with your application.

Upon successful submission of your online application, you will be given an application number. Do take note of this application number for future enquiry and checking of application status.

CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

Login here to check on your submitted application status. You will not be able to update submitted application.

CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

 

Check on your submitted application status. You will not be able to update submitted application.

IMPORTANT NOTES TO APPLICANTS

  1. Online applications received without the complete set of supporting documents will be rejected.
  2. Online applications will not be processed until application fee is made. If payment is not received by end of the application deadline, the application will be considered as rejected.

Should you have any enquiries regarding your application,
please contact Ms. SEOW Pei Huan at (65) 6828 0125 or email to sis_phd@smu.edu.sg

To help you prepare for the online application system, below are the required supporting documents for submission online:

RESEARCH STATEMENT
Please propose a research topic that you would like to undertake in the programme, the technical potential and real-world relevance of the topic, and how do you think our programme could equip you to work on the topic.


required supporting documents (to be submitted by application deadline)

  • Identity Card (For Singapore Citizens PR)
  • TOEFL / IELTS (for applicants whose first language is not English)
  • GRE /GMAT (waived for SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates)
  • Bachelor Degree Certificate
  • Official Transcripts for Bachelors Degree (please include the grading policy/system for your transcript. i.e. score range of the grade)
  • Master Degree Certificate (if applicable)
  • Official Transcripts for Master Degree (if applicable)
  • Resume

A softcopy PDF or Word Doc format of your Research statement is required as attachment in the online application system. Hence, no hardcopy submission is required.

Please email all supporting documents in a less than 12 megabytes, single zip file format to sis_phd@smu.edu.sg. Only clear scanned copy of your files will be accepted. Please name the files appropriately.


PART-TIME PHD IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

DOES PART-TIME PHD IN IS PROGRAMME ACCEPT FOREIGN STUDENT?

Currently, we are only accepting Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for part-time study. Foreign students may consider full-time study.
 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PART-TIME PHD IN IS PROGRAMME?

Part-time students are expected to spend 5-7 years to complete the PhD programme.
 

WHAT IS THE COURSE FEE FOR PART-TIME STUDY?

Similar programme fees apply for full-time and part-time study. Please refer to SMU PhD Programme Fees page for detailed and latest breakdown of fees.
 

IS THERE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PART-TIME PHD IS PROGRAMME?

Partial scholarships will be awarded to students on a competitive basis. It will provide waiver of subsidized tuition fees.
 

I HAVE MISSED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE BY JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS; CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY APPLICATION FOR THIS INTAKE?

If you have missed the application deadline, please submit your online application for the next intake. As the application period is fixed, we are not able to extend the application deadline.
 

IF I SUBMIT MY ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE ONLINE WEBSITE, DO I STILL NEED TO MAIL THE DOCUMENTS TO YOUR OFFICE?

You can only upload your research statements in the online application system.

Please email all supporting documents (as listed above) in a less than 12 megabytes, single zip file format to sis_phd@smu.edu.sg. Only clear scanned copy of your files will be accepted. Please name the files appropriately.
 

DO I NEED TO HAVE WORKING EXPERIENCE FOR THE PHD IN IS PROGRAMME?

Working experience is not a requirement for admission into the PhD in Information Systems programme.
 

DO I NEED TO COMPLETE MY BACHELOR DEGREE TO APPLY FOR THE PHD IN IS PROGRAMME?

You may apply for the PhD in Information Systems programme if you are in your final term and year of your undergraduate study. You will be required to submit a copy of your transcript which should reflects all the results except the last term results. Upon completion of your undergraduate study, please provide us with a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate.

 

Last updated on 07 Nov 2017 .