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Neuroscience Ph.D. Programme

 NTU Neuroscience Ph.D. Programme 

The goal of our Programme is to develop outstanding young Neuroscientists who receive in-depth training in both the conceptual foundations and the most advanced technologies of the field. Our emphasis is on multidisciplinary training: our students will come from a broad range of academic disciplines that can include – but are not limited to - cellular/molecular biology, neurobiology, chemistry, engineering, computational sciences, artificial intelligence, cognitive science (including psychology and linguistics), medicine and other areas such as biophysics and mathematics. The Neuroscience Ph.D. Programme includes more than 80 faculty in 10 different schools from throughout NTU. Close interactions with these faculty, as well as their graduate student peers from a wide range of disciplines, create rich training and research opportunities for our students. Our students also are eligible to attend classes at NUS, further diversifying their training experiences and intellectual foundations. Via such training experiences, Neuroscience Ph.D. students will receive exceptionally broad training that will be extraordinary preparation for their future scientific pursuits.


Programme highlights:

Inspiring Coursework – Students will take interactive classes from some of the world’s leaders in the Neuroscience field. These classes will include both core modules as well as a wide range of elective modules (see Programmes below). A total of 18 academic units of coursework is required (typically each module is 3 academic units).

Valuable Lab Rotation Experience - Students can complete up to 3 rotations in the laboratories of any Neuroscience Programme faculty member. This will provide exposure to different conceptual approaches and experimental techniques, as well provide experience that will help identify their Ph.D. mentor and home laboratory. These rotations are optional, so that students who have already identified a faculty mentor are not required to participate in rotations.

Cutting-edge Research – After completing their coursework and laboratory rotations, Neuroscience Ph.D. students decide on a research project and defend their Ph.D. thesis. Research projects can be done in the laboratories of any Neuroscience Programme faculty member and will be identified by the student, in close consultation with their faculty mentor. Students have the option of performing research projects that span more than one research field and benefit from mentoring by faculty in different disciplines.

Efficient, Cost-Free Research Training – Full-time Neuroscience students will receive their Ph.D. within 4 years. All students are eligible for full financial support, including payment of their tuition and a stipend to cover their living expenses. 


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