Doctoral

Reshaping Perceptions Through Research

Andree receiving the SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship from Professor Robert Deng, SMU’s Dean of Postgraduate Research Programmes.
Is playing video games really bad for you? SMU PhD student, Andree Hartanto's study into this topic is just the start of his research journey. Here's what he's learnt so far.

5 Questions for Data Scientist Dr Payas Gupta

SMU PhD in Information Systems alumnus, Dr Payas Gupta, talks about his award-winning research work on telephone honeypot (Phoneypot) and how his journey to becoming a research scientist at Pindrop.
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Training Future Professors the SMU PhD Way

While research is key component of the SMU PhD programme, another very important aspect is teaching. After all, it's the combination of both the hard and soft skills that make the most outstanding professors.
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Where Do SMU PhD Students Live?

With SMU located right in the heart of the city, with no accommodation in sight, where exactly do our SMU PhD students live? Join our PhD students as they give you a tour around their neighbourhood.

The Max Factor: Learning about SMU’s Neighbourhood with Maksim Tkachenko

Maksim Tkachenko’s move to Singapore was quite unexpected to say the least. Since then, this Russian SMU PhD student has learnt many things about our little red dot and even picked up fluent English. Max shares his experiences in Singapore and how he's well on the way to settling in like a local.
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Not Quite Business As Usual

It's uncommon for Singaporeans to want to pursue a PhD. While most of her peers were eager to start building a career after getting their Bachelor Degree, Lim Leon Gim was introduced to the SMU PhD programme and leapt at the chance to go where her interest led her to. Four years on and there's absolutely no regrets!
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Your Essential Checklist to Getting into the SMU PhD Programme

An inclination to thinking critically; a drive for creating innovative solutions to problems; a strong passion for research—if you’ve checked all three boxes, a PhD would be would be just right up your alley. Here is your essential checklist to getting on the programme.
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