IGS Admissions


Thank you for your interest to pursure a PhD in IMI.

Admission Requirements

Due to the rigorous intellectual demands of the PhD program, we seek applicants of a high level of scholarly abilities both in quantitative and qualitative skills. All students should apply to IGS and select Institute for Media Innovation as research institute.

You are advised to read the graduate admission criteria and other details at Graduate Admissions.

Indicative Pre-requisites

  • A good Bachelor degree (at least second class upper or equavilent) and/or Master degree from a reputed university.
  • Working experience is not necessary.
  • When applicable a good GMAT or GRE score (taken within past 5 years).
  • When applicable a good GATE score (taken within past 3 years), applicable to Indian applicants who wish to use GATE in place of GRE.
  • When applicable a good IELTS or TOEFL score (taken within last 2 years).
  • IELTS or TOFEL is mandatory if your tertiary education was not in English medium.
  • Outstanding intellectual ability and motivation to conduct research.


Notes on GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL Score:

  • IMI does not have any required mandatory scores for these tests. However, you may note that the median for recent NTU PhD intake was 700 for GMAT, 1300 for GRE (verbal & quantitative), 95% for GATE, 610 for TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS.


IMI will conduct a preselection of suitable candidates based on your academic performance for intellectual ability and motivation to engage in research.

Besides the candidate's past academic performance, the committee will also look at the statement of research objectives, research interest, and letters of reference.

If the applicants are short-listed, we will arrange an interview in person, by telephoning or video-conferencing, to ascertain that the suitability of the candidature for IMI. The list of selected candidates will be provided to IGSfor final decision.

Notes for Application

The admission of the program takes place twice a year in August and January.

Click here for more details on Application deadlines.

Before you apply, please ensure that you meet the admission requirements.

To apply, follow the admission procedure exactly.

Find out details on the fees, and the other available financial aid & scholarship.