National University of Singapore

24 months
23955 USD/year
7199 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This programme is designed for Chemistry graduates with a 4-year Honours degree1) who would like to pursue a postgraduate degree in Chemistry. 


This programme lays the scientific foundation in chemistry for attendees for senior positions in the chemistry industry as well as to qualify for other advanced degree programmes such as Ph.D. in Chemistry.At the end of the programme, the student will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills pertaining to recent developments in the Chemical Science which will enable him/her to perform with confidence leading roles as scientists, managers and entrepreneurs in Chemistry R&D and related industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Independent Study in Modern Chemistry
  • Advanced Coordination Chemistry
  • Advanced Organometallic Chemistry
  • Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Spectroscopy in Biophysical Chemistry
  • Trace Analysis
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • Surface Science
  • Current Topics in Materials Chemistry
  • Advanced Polymer Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant must have completed a degree in Chemistry with at least a 2nd Class Honours, or its equivalent, 
  • For other applicants who don’t fulfil the requirement in point 1, a person must have at least 2 years of working experience in a relevant chemistry industry and a GRE Subject Test Score (Chemistry) > 60th percentile.
  • Applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English must have a TOEFL (IBT) score of min. 85 (min. 22 writing) or IELTS score of 6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23955 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23955 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7199 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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