Current Students

Candidature Information


For all matters pertaining to Module Registrations please refer to Module Registration at Education Records System:

All modules taken are graded and counted towards your CAP. In the event where a student fails a module and has to retake it, the grades for both modules will be counted towards the student’s CAP.


To continue in a Master’s programme, a student may not have:


To continue in a PhD programme, a student may not have:

Students may choose to read additional modules over and above their module requirements. They may choose to take the additional modules (subject to department’s approval) on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis (S/U) or audit basis.

‘S/U’ modules will appear on the student’s transcript/result slip but will not be counted towards the student’s CAP.

Students who audit a module need not sit for final examinations and will not receive a final grade. Audited modules will not appear on the student’s transcript/result slip.


For Track II Students

You are allowed to read up to 2 Level 4000 modules from the following list:
MA4211 Functional Analysis
MA4229 Approximation Theory
MA4230 Matrix Theory
MA4233 Dynamical Systems
MA4254 Discrete Optimisation
MA4257 Financial Mathematics II or MA4269 Mathematical Finance II
MA4260 Stochastic Operations Research
MA4261 Advanced Coding Theory
MA4262 Measure and Integration
CS4231 Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
CS4220 Knowledge Discovery Methods in Bioinformatics
EC4303 Econometrics III


Class Timetable and Exam Timetable

For the class timetable, please refer to the department if you have any queries.
For the exam time table, please refer to Registrar’s Office.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he/she is not registered for modules with clashes in class timetable or examination table. If you need any assistance regarding time table or module details, please refer to your department.


Problem with Online Registration:

You may experience some delay during the period of online registration due to heavy server traffic. Kindly access the system again.


For Coursework Students

Change of Home / Mailing Address (You can update your address through ISIS)

All forms can be found at


For Research Students

All forms can be found at

NUS Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions


PhD Qualifying Examinations (QE)

PhD candidates are still required to sit for the PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) – 2 written and 1 oral examination. The QE should be taken before the end of the fourth semester from the time of admission. A second attempt may be taken no later than six months after the first, failed attempt. This applies to both full-time and part-time PhD candidates. Candidates who fail their PhD QE will graduate with a Master of Science.

(Cohorts matriculated in AY2010/2011 and before)
Written Exam – Based on 2 modules: ST5214 Advanced Probability Theory and ST5215 Advanced Statistical Theory.
Oral Exam – Students are required to present their research proposal to an oral panel committee.


(Cohorts matriculated in AY2011/2012 and after)
Written Exam – Based on 4 modules: (i) ST5214 Advanced Probability Theory, (ii) ST5215 Advanced Statistical Theory & ST5224 Advanced Statistical Theory II and (iii) ST5222 Advanced Topics in Applied Statistics. Students may choose 2 out of the 3 papers.
Oral Exam – Students are required to present their research proposal to an oral panel committee.


Note: Students can only take the oral exam after they have taken and passed the written examinations.

The QE is held twice a year – first or second week of each semester ie. in January and August. Students who wish to take the QE must email to Ms Su Kyi Win at least 1 month before the semester. The student must be prepared to sit for the QE in the same semester that he/she has informed the department.


Guidelines about Master Student taking PhD QE

1) Students in our Master program are allowed to take the PhD QE.

2) Passing the QE guarantee PhD admission but not the NUS Research Scholarship. The offer of scholarship will be subjected to availability of funding/quota.
Students must be aware made aware of this – Passing QE does not automatically mean that he/she gets a scholarship.

3) If an MSc student decides to graduate with a Masters degree after failing the QE once, but reapplies for the PhD program later, he/she will only be given one chance to take the QE during his PhD candidature.

M.Sc/PhD Thesis Submission & Oral Presentation Guidelines

Guidelines on Application for Financial Assistance to attend Conference

Please take note of the following guidelines set by our department’s Graduate Program Committee before you apply for financial assistance from department to attend conference:

1. The department encourages its qualified PhD students to attend ACADEMIC conferences to present their research work. The theme of conference must be relevant to the student’s research work at NUS. The maximum of financial assistance by the department to each student is SGD2400 during the whole period of his/her PhD study.

2. A student must apply for the assistance successfully before registration for a conference and booking a flight ticket.

3. The application should be submitted to Graduate Program Committee of the department through Miss Su Kyi Win at General Office together with the following documents:

(a) Application for Financial Assistance to Attend Conference form with support from his/her supervisor , and

(b) evidence showing that he/she will present a paper in the conference (either in oral presentation or in poster presentation).

4. The graduate program committee gives higher priority to students who are more senior or attend bigger conferences.

5. Please apply for conference leave using attach “Leave Application Form for Research Scholars” before you submit the financial assistance for attending conference form to us.