PhD (Law) Program By National University of Singapore (NUS) |Top Universities
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(SGD) 38750-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Aug
The PhD is awarded on the submission of a thesis of not more than 80,000 words that is a substantial piece of original research in a particular field of law, or a critical interpretation worthy of publication, written under supervision by a Faculty academic member. Prospective PhD candidates will be admitted to the PhD programme and start as probationary PhD students. They must produce a preliminary outline of the proposed PhD thesis consisting of a 30 to 40 page research proposal which has to be defended at a Doctoral Candidate Qualifying Examination (DCQE) before a Thesis Committee. The examination will take place within 12 - 18 months. Where the Thesis Committee is satisfied that the thesis proposal is a viable one and that the candidate is competent to produce a thesis by the end of the candidature period, his PhD candidature will be confirmed. PhD candidates are also required to take and pass six courses in their first year of candidature.

About University

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.


NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.


The 17 Schools in NUS include:  


  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Continuing and Lifelong Education
  • Dentistry
  • Design and Environment
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Engineering
  • Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Yale-NUS College


NUS takes an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to research, working with partners from industry, government and academia, to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in NUS’ Schools and Faculties, 30 university-level research institutes and centres, and Research Centres of Excellence cover a wide range of themes including: energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems. The University’s latest research focus is to use data sciences, optimisation research and cyber security to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

For more information on NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg/

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