Continuation & Graduation Requirements

Requirements for Continuation of Candidature/ Research Scholarship

For continuation of candidature, students would have to meet the following CAP set for coursework:

PhD – CAP should not fall below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters or below 3.6 for three consecutive semesters.

Students’ CAP will be reviewed at the end of every semester of the academic calendar after the official release of the examination results.

An appropriate warning will be issued when CAP falls below 3.6. Students’ candidature will be terminated if requirements are not fulfilled.

First semester

  1. 3.0 ≤ CAP < 3.6 A warning letter will be issued to student via email. Supervisor will also be notified.
  2. CAP < 3.0 A warning letter will be issued to student. Supervisor will also be notified. Student will be placed on probation.

Second consecutive semester

  1. CAP continues to remain < 3.6
    – A second warning letter will be issued. Student will be placed on probation.
    – Educational allowances will be suspended.
    – Research scholarship will be reduced to faculty level:
    $2,000 per month for International Student
    $2,200 per month for Singapore Permanent Resident
    $2,500 per month for Singapore Citizen

2. CAP continues to remain < 3.0
– The students’ candidature will be terminated and issued a letter of dismissal by the Registrar and denied re-admission

Third consecutive semester

  1. CAP continues to remain < 3.6
    • The students’ PhD candidature will be terminated and he/she will then be required to exit the programme.

Notes

The suspension of the Educational Allowances (EA) and the reduction of Research Scholarship (RS) stipend will take effect from the date of release of the exam results of the previous semester to the date of release of the next exam results in the following semester of the academic year.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate with a PhD degree, the student will have to pass all the prescribed modules with an average of at least CAP of 3.6 for 4 of the prescribed modules.

Students who are admitted with effect from August 2003 must obtain a minimum grade C for intermediate or advanced level Graduate English course(s), where applicable, for graduation.