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The application period is 1 Aug - 31 Jan of each academic year. Applicants will typically be informed of our admission decisions in April.

Applications should be completed and submitted online.

After you have submitted your online application , the below documents are to be submitted either through post or handed in personally to:
Ms Wendy Koh / Ms Loh Wah Eng
Graduate Research Programmes Office
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Singapore Management University
50 Stamford Road, #05-01
Singapore 178899

a) Photocopy of passport / Identity Card 

b) GMAT / GRE original score report  sent by test centre directly to SMU

c) TOEFL / IELTS original score report sent by test centre directly to SMU ( applicants whose medium of instruction for their Bachelor and/or Master degree is not in English will be required to submit TOEFL/IELTS test scores)

d) Photocopy of Bachelor's Degree / Master's Degree Certificate/s  

e) Official academic transcripts showing details of course grades in your Bachelor and/or Master degree

f) Cover letter

g) Updated curriculum vitae 

h) Statement of purpose (expressing your purpose for applying to this program. This letter should also indicate which SMU OBHR faculty member(s) you are most interested in working with.)

i) 1-3 writing samples (such as a published paper or and undergraduate report)   

j) 3 Referee's Reports (A link will be sent to your referees' email directly)   

k) Other supporting documents, if any 

How to Apply

Please click here on General Instructions for completing your Application.
For Applicant's Self Service Guide, click here .
For Applicant's Guide to Admissions, click here .
For Referee's Reports Template, click here.

Online Application:

Online Application opens from 1 Aug 2018 - 31 Jan 2019 for AY2019 Aug Intake.

For New User For Existing User

You need to first register for an account with SMU before you can submit an online application form. Click on Create New Account below to proceed.


If you have already created an account with SMU, please go directly to the Login page to continue with your application.


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Kindly note that applications without supporting documents will not be reviewed.


Last updated on 11 Apr 2018 .