Prospective Students

Prospective NUS, Duke-NUS, NGS and international students are invited to apply for joining the SINAPSE Institute to carry out graduate research on a variety of highly interdisciplinary and cutting edge areas in a highly collaborative atmosphere.

The graduate students will be appointed as the Graduate Fellows of the Institute to work freely under the supervision of multiple advisors and on large, collaborative projects, as well as encouraged to propose and pursue their own innovative ideas.

The students may apply through respective Departments at NUS as well as through the NGS programs, use their own fellowship funding or seek funding from the participating faculty or the Institute.

Selection and acceptance will be based on merit, including academic record and demonstrated research and development performance, as well as the ability to contribute to major multidisciplinary projects.

For further information on the Institute, major project and theme areas, as well as mentoring faculty, please contact our Director, Prof Nitish Thakor at