Admissions, Fees & Scholarships

Main Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for admission into this programme is a Bachelor degree with good honours in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be keen to pursue research at the intersection of IT and business.

Other Requirements

Referees Reports

At least two academic referees’ reports are required for each application.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - International Test

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants whose medium of instruction for their Bachelor degree is not in English are required to submit TOEFL (international test) scores.

SMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9014. Test taken within 2 years will be accepted.

For TOEFL registration, visit this website

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Students may choose to substitute TOEFL scores with IELTS scores. For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission.

For IELTS registration, visit this website.

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

Except for special approval granted by SMU, all applicants are required to take GRE or GMAT. GRE/GMAT (may be waived for SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates).

SMU’s GRE institution code is 2861. Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted.

For GRE registration, visit this website

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Students may choose to substitute the GRE scores with GMAT scores. GRE/GMAT (may be waived for SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates). However, applicants whose Bachelor degree is not in one of the listed disciplines may still be requested to submit GRE Computer Science score even with GMAT submission.

The GMAT code for this programme is F8D-Z4-31.

Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted.

For GMAT registration, visit this website

Programme Fees

This programme is offered on a self-funded basis only. Please refer to SMU Masters by Research Programme Fees for detailed and latest breakdown of fees.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised ICM areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart your future with this scholarship.

Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship

The Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship is the first scholarship established at SMU that will provide full financial support for Vietnamese students pursuing a postgraduate programme at SMU. The mission of the Scholarship Program is to find talents and develop them further and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they have the ability to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future. For Vietnamese students pursuing the Master of Science in Computing/ Master of Philosophy in Information Systems/ PhD in Information Systems or Computer Science programme, the scholarship covers full tuition fees as well as partial miscellaneous fees and living allowance* during the recipient’s period of study.

*Terms and conditions apply.