Graduate Research Programme

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If you think that we might be a good fit for you, the first step is to learn about the research that happens here. Please take some time to look through the faculty research webpages, and identify faculty whose interests may align with yours. The first step to applying is to contact potential faculty mentors, who can tell you more about their research programmes and work with you to see if you might be a good match. Once you have identified a potential faculty mentor, you can work with them, along with our graduate services officer to submit your application.

  • The minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree with 2nd Class Honors Upper (or equivalent eg CGPA >3.2).
  • All applicants are required to submit their GRE test scores for the general test (GATE in lieu of GRE for applicants from India) in support of their applications. Test dates must be within 5 years or less from the date of your application. Special arrangements can be made for selected applicants to sit for Technical Proficiency Test (TPT) in place of GRE.
  • International applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to submit their TOEFL/IELTS test scores as well. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of your application. Special arrangements can be made for selected applicants to sit for NTU’s English Proficiency Test (EPT) in place of TOEFL/IELTS.

There are two intakes of graduate students every year in January and August. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st January for August intake and 31st July for next year January intake. All applications must go through the online system of the Graduate Studies Office.

Click here to apply on-line for graduate programs by research. Please note the following selections when completing your online application form:

  • Under Program Applied For > Program Applied – Select "Asian School of the Environment: Programme code [221] Doctor of Philosophy (ASoE)"
  • Under Program Applied For > Special Program – Select "Interdisciplinary Graduate School: Programme code [186A] IGS-Sustainable Earth (EOS)"

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the projects site of the EOS and contact Principal Investigators (PIs) to discuss possible PhD topics. Applicants who do not contact PIs before applying are unlikely to be admitted to the program.