SMU offers you a vibrant learning environment in the following ways.
Through Research Work
Through Research-related Events
Through Student Development Programmes
Besides the high quality doctoral training provided by the individual PhD programmes, you will also be equipped with the necessary skills required for your careers. These professional skills training programmes include:
Through SMU Facilities
Take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities to support your research and learning needs which include small MBA-style seminar rooms; research computing facilities; and publications and other materials available at SMU’s library.
SMU is situated in the heart of the city with six buildings that span over 4.5 hectares. These buildings include the six schools, the Li Ka Shing Library and the Administration Building.
Being in the heart of the city, you will be able to actively engage yourself to the city’s financial, business, civic and cultural communities. In particular, you will have access to industry partners who provide research data and validation platforms.
The Office of Global Learning’s International Student Experience (ISE) team organises activities for international students who join our SMU PhD by research programmes. These orientation activities, held between July and September every year, include:
These programmes are complimentary and will help you have a smooth transition into SMU and Singapore.
There is also an international students’ group known as ‘SMU International Connections’ or SMU ICON. This group promotes integration within the campus community, celebrates cultural diversity as well as represents and provides support to the international students. SMU ICON oversees 12 cultural clubs which celebrate cultural diversity by promoting cross-cultural learning and exchange through various events and activities throughout the year.
Furthermore, there are various student clubs that you may, if you like, be part of. These include:
Please visit http://www.smu.edu.sg/global/international-students for more information.
Students Today, Alumni for Life
Keeping you engaged and connected through the SMU Office of Alumni Relations and the SMU Alumni Association
Once you enter into SMU as a PhD student, you are automatically part of the University’s growing alumni community. SMU would like to keep you engaged as a student and connected as an alumnus long after you graduate.
The role of SMU’s Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) is to ensure that alumni are kept informed about SMU’s latest developments and activities through the various communication channels including monthly e-newsletter, social media platforms, alumni website, emails and phone calls. OAR also collaborates with the SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) on a slew of programmes and activities to help alumni stay in touch with the SMU community of fellow alumni, students, and staff.
You can also enjoy the benefits and privileges offered by OAR and SMUAA for PhD students.
What’s In Store for You
Connect with fellow students and alumni and build new connections by joining an alumni group, overseas chapter or the SMUAA. Be actively engaged, establish stronger networks and expand your contacts when you participate in a suite of interaction or industry events, and career or professional development programmes.
For more information on the privileges offered to PhD students; visit www.alumni.smu.edu.sg, join our LinkedIn group at smu.sg/alumni-linkedin, like our Facebook page at fb.com/sgSMUalumni, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, your journey with SMU does not end upon graduation. Do stay connected and continue your SMU journey with us.
SMU PhD students can look forward to student community living at the SMU Hostel @ Pearl’s Hill.
Choice of rooms includes:
Please refer to floor plans, rates and payment terms for more information.
* Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Singapore Management University (SMU) is located in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant city – in the Central Business District. It is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets. The underground SMU Concourse has many street-level linkages. It is also linked to the Bras Basah station of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), a rail network that is connected across many parts of Singapore.
To learn more about Singapore, you may visit www.yoursingapore.com.