There is 1 intake per year for the PhD Programme in Operations Research and Analytics, coinciding with the start of the academic year in August.


Closing Date

AY2019/2020 (August 2019)

17 January 2019

All applicants are required to apply online, through the Graduate Admission System.

Applicants may refer to the User Guide to better equip themselves before commencing their application. Interested applicants should take note that they should select “NUS Business School” as the faculty and “Doctor of Philosophy (IORA) (Operations Research & Analytics)” as the programme if they are keen to apply for the PhD Programme in Operations Research and Analytics.


Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of S$50.00 (inclusive of GST) is payable for each application.


Applicants are required to upload the required supporting documents online.
Applicants may refer to:


Application Outcome
Successful applicants will be notified via email on the outcome of PhD application sometime between January to April 2019. If you have not heard from us until the end of April 2019, you may assume that your application is unsuccessful.


Contact Us
For enquiries on application matters, please send email to


Please Note
The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Thank you for your interest in our PhD programme.