Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

   
 
PhD Scholarship opportunities in August 2018
Goh Keng Swee PhD Scholarship in Economics
K R Chou PhD Scholarship in Economics
General Information
PhD Students
PhD Job Market Candidates
PhD Past Placements
Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics)
Master of Social Sciences (Research)
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
EC6770 Graduate Research Seminar
Modules Offered
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  OBJECTIVES
  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  PHD QUALIFYING EXAMINATION (QE)
  TIME FRAME
  SCHOLARSHIPS
  INTAKE AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

OBJECTIVES

The PhD programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A good Masters or honors degree (first class or second upper) in Economics is required for admission to the PhD programme directly. Students with a strong honors degree (first class or second upper) in other fields with strong quantitative background, such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, operations research, etc, may be considered for direct entry to the PhD programme as well.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

◦ Minimum CAP of 3.50 for the required modules;
◦ Graduate English course if applicable (at least grade C);
◦ Pass PhD Qualifying Examination;
◦ Pass PhD thesis; and
◦ Pass Oral Examination.

PhD students are required to complete a minimum of 13 modules. The essential modules are:
Level 5000
EC5101 Microeconomic Theory
EC5102 Macroeconomic Theory
EC5103 Econometric Modelling and Applications I
EC5104 Mathematical Economics

Level 6000
EC6101 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
EC6102 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
EC6103 Econometric Modelling and Applications II 
EC6104 Advanced Mathematical Economics 
EC6770 Graduate Research Seminar

EC6770 is graded on a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” basis. This is a compulsory module for all research students, where students also get the opportunity to present their research papers.

PHD QUALIFYING EXAMINATION (QE)

The QE comprises:
◦ written exams on microeconomics and macroeconomics
◦ in-class writing exam
◦ oral defense of the PhD thesis proposal

The QE should be passed within the first two years of the PhD candidature. Within this period, a second PhD QE may be attempted should the candidate fail at the first attempt. A student who is unable to pass the PhD QE by the end of the second year of his/her candidature may be downgraded to the Masters programme if he/she can complete a reasonably good Masters thesis.


TIME FRAME

 

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
1st Sem 2nd Sem 3rd Sem 4th Sem 5th Sem 6th Sem 7th Sem 8th Sem
4 modules:
EC5101
EC5102
EC5103
EC5104
4 modules:
EC6010
EC6102
EC6103
EC6104
4 modules + GRS
GRS Complete GRS 1
Complete GRS 2
Thesis pre-submission seminar
QE: Comprehensive exam (micro & macro) at the end of Semester 2 QE: in-class writing exam and oral defense of thesis proposal
Thesis writing
  Oral Exam


SCHOLARSHIPS

◦ NUS Research Scholarship

  • -Award period: 4 years (monthly stipend plus full tuition fee subsidy)

Details here

NUS Tuition Fee Allowance

  • -Award period: 4 years

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◦ Dean’s PhD Fellowship

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◦ Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarship

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◦ President’s Graduate Scholarship

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◦ NUS Research Scholarship - Centre for Family and Population Research

Details here

◦ Commonwealth Scholarship

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◦ KR Chou PhD Scholarship in Economics

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◦ Goh Keng Swee PhD Scholarship in Economics

Details here

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INTAKE AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

There will only be one intake per year (in August).

Deadline for receipt of application

Release of results

15 September

30 November (early admission offer)

1 November

31 May

The online application system is available here. More information on the application procedures can be found here.