Nus Masters Programme By Coursework

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year in August, for the M.Sc. (Geotechnical Engineering), M.Sc. (Hydraulic Engineering & Water Resources Management), M.Sc. (IP Management), M.Sc. (Management of Technology) and M.Sc. (Systems Design & Management) programmes.

Important: If you are currently an undergraduate and wish to apply for admission, you may do so if you are able to submit your final year/semester results by 1 July (for August Intake) or 1 December (for January Intake). Otherwise, please apply for admission in a subsequent semester.

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.


  • Course Objective
  • Course of Study
  • Admission Requirements
  • Period of Candidature
  • Degree Requirements
  • Application (August 2018 intake)
  • Fees 
  • Financial Assistance
  • Programme Progression Path
  • Examination
  • Course Descriptions
  • Q & A
  • Enquiries



Course Objective

This program is designed to equip students with an excellent knowledge of statistical principles and methods required by practicing statisticians and also focused on developing skills in applied statistics. This programme is intended for students with a Bachelor degree in related fields, and for professionals who are interested in applications of statistics.


Course of Study

The programme will be conducted by coursework. Level 4000 courses will be conducted in the morning/afternoon and Level 5000 courses will be conducted in the evenings during the university semesters.


Admission Requirements

From AY2008/09, candidates may be admitted to one of two study tracks which are catered to candidates with different levels of qualification.



Track 1 (40MC programme)

(a) a local honours degree in related fields, or equivalent

(b) an equivalent overseas degree (a 4-year Bachelor degree)


Track 2 (80MC programme)
At least a three-year Bachelor degree in related fields or equivalent, with a satisfactory GPA.



Other Requirements (COMPULSORY for both tracks)

An applicant whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English must have a TOEFL score and the minimum TOEFL score ranges for NUS are as follows:

Paper-Based (PBT): 580-600
Computer-Based (CBT): 237-250
Internet-Based (iBT): 85

For IELTS, score should be 6 and above. 

Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for 2 years from the test date. If it has been more than two years since you last took the test, you must take it
again to have the scores reported.

Those who are interested in applying for this programme should sit for the above test/s early, bearing in mind that there may be specific test dates, and the test result/s may take a few months to reach the university.

Please request ETS to send the test results to us. Our institution/department code is 9087/59 for TOEFL and 0677/0705 for GRE.

Please note that the GRE scores are valid for 5 years from the test date. Foreign applicants are not allowed to study part time in Singapore unless they have a valid employment pass to work in Singapore.


Submission of GRE

GRE is a comparative all-purpose test for graduate admission. For GRE, the general test would suffice for the application. Applicants who submit their applications without the score may delay the evaluation process.

Please check the web site of GRE for test centres and test dates as these are not administered by the university.


Period of Candidature
Type2007/08 or earlier2008/09 or later
Full-timeN.ATrack 1: 1 - 3 years
(1 - 6 modules per semester)
 Track 2: 2 - 4 yearsTrack 2: 2 - 4 years
(1 - 6 modules per semester)
Part-time *1 - 4 yearsTrack 1: 2 - 4 years
(1 - 3 modules per semester)

*Employment Pass Required 

Candidature is longer for part time students as they are only allowed to read a maximum of three modules in any semester (including project modules).


Degree Requirements

Track 1 (40MC programme) - Full Time & Part Time

A candidate for the programme must successfully complete coursework consisting of two compulsory modules and eight elective modules. Out of these eight elective modules, students are allowed to take up to a maximum of two cross faculty/department modules (subjected to departmental approval).

A candidate who has an Honours degree in Statistics or Mathematics might be exempted from reading one or more compulsory modules upon the approval of the Head of Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, but an exempted module must be replaced by an elective module.

A successful candidate should have passed all the ten modules within the maximum period of the candidature. In addition, the student should get a CAP of 3.00 or higher for the 10 modules (an average grade of at least B- for all the modules sat for).

Track 2 (80MC programme) - Full Time only

A candidate must first fulfill a coursework requirement of 40 MC at level 4000. It includes 6 modules (24 MC) and a project (16 MC). Among the 6 modules, 2 modules can be taken from other departments subject to departmental approval. Courses will be conducted in the daytime.

In addition, the candidate must also fulfill the requirement of 40 MC modules at level 5000 required for Track I candidates.

The total number of credits required for Track II is 80 MC. The required overall CAP for graduation is 3.00 or higher.



Application (August 2018 intake)

There is only one intake in every academic year - August.


Applications for admission to graduate coursework programmes are available online. Applicants are advised to apply online through this URL:

Please note that even though an application is submitted online, relevant supporting documents must be sent via post. In order for applications to be considered for a specific intake, the online application, payment of application fees and available supporting documents must reach us by the relevant deadlines.  

After you have completed your online application, please refer to application checklist as attached below, for the list of supporting documents to submit to us at the following address: 

Graduate Programme Committee
Department of Statistics & Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore
Block S16, Level 7
6 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117546

The online registration system will commence on 01 December 2017. 

Deadline: 15 March 2018


Application Checklist 
Transcript Request Form

Supporting Documents:



A non-refundable application fee of S$50.00 (online and paper application) inclusive of GST is payable for each application you apply.

Applicants should send the proof of payment together with their application materials. An application without the application fee payment will not be processed.


The modes of payment are:


Local Students

Online Payment by any of the methods (For application submitted for Semester 1 AY2012/2013 onwards) 


  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard)
  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank).


  • Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a cheque (should be crossed) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and programme applied for at the reverse side of the cheque. Separate cheques are to be written for each programme applied. 


  • Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS or cash at the Student Service Centre (located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House) during operating hours. 


International Students

Online Payment by any of the methods (For application submitted for Semester 1 AY2012/2013 onwards)   

  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard)
  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank).


  • Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore in Singapore Dollar) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and programme(s) applied for at the reverse side of the bank draft.



Tuition Fees (Per Annum)


The annual tuition fees for different categories of government-subsidised graduate programmes are set out here. The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a MOE Subsidy which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students up to the maximum course duration. Students need not apply for the MOE Subsidy if they are eligible. International Students reading a government-subsidised programme can apply for the Service Obligation Scheme to pay reduced, subsidised tuition fees. Most government-subsidised programmes are deemed feasible by the University to offer the Service Obligation Scheme except for programmes listed here.


Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant/subsidy. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. These are due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees fall into the following general categories - registration, student activity, health service and insurance, and academic-related – and contribute towards defraying the associated costs. Annual miscellaneous fees payable are set out in here.

For updates on the fees payable and other financial matters, please click here.


Financial Assistance


NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals.NUS offers 1 scholarship each year to nationals of ASEAN member countries who take up the full-time coursework graduate degrees in Faculty of Science (under MOE subsidized programmes). Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.

For more information on the scholarship, please click here.

For more information on Tuition Fee Loan Scheme, please click here.  


Program Progression Path

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Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester of study. There will be one paper for each module. There will be a continuous assessment of candidates in a form to be determined at the discretion of the lecturer teaching the module. This continuous assessment will typically account for 20% to 40% of the final marks of each module.

No supplementary examination will be conducted for any of the modules. However, a candidate who is prevented by illness from taking or completing an examination may be permitted by the Board of Examiners to take an alternative examination at a later date.


Course Descriptions

The following modules will be offered for the programme. Not all modules are necessarily available in any one year.

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Q & A

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Please contact Miss Su Kyi Win at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For enquiries pertaining to academic matters, please email to the coordinator,
Assoc. Prof Gan Fah Fatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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