This page details all of the application materials and admissions requirements for the MS in Computer Vision degree program. Other official documentation, including but not limited to, SAT scores, certified transcripts from all institutions of tertiary education, and photocopies of the personal particulars, may be required.
Read all sections carefully and submit your materials through an online application as instructed. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to DigiPen (Singapore)’s Graduate Admissions Office.
Documents can be submitted by mailing a hard copy to DigiPen (Singapore)’s Graduate Admissions Office or emailing a copy to masters.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu.
Requirements at a Glance
Application for Admission
You must submit an online application in order to be considered for admission. We recommend that you review the application instructions on this page and prepare the necessary materials prior to beginning the online application.
An application fee of S$54 (includes 8% GST) will be payable to DigiPen (Singapore) along with your application.
Original documents of the applicant’s academic history must be presented to DigiPen (Singapore). Applicants must provide evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree. You may send in a copy of your official transcripts for initial application screening. You will be required to present your original documents prior to matriculation. In-progress transcripts are acceptable if you are currently completing your bachelor’s degree. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to DigiPen (Singapore) by the issuing institutions. Applicants may, however, send the transcripts themselves if they are first sealed in an envelope and stamped across the seal by the issuing institution’s registrar.
A relevant bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines:
Mathematics or Statistics
Any general engineering field, along with some experience in computer programming
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Certified true copy of diploma/bachelor’s/master’s degree certificates (if any).
Certified true copy of the official transcripts of the diploma/bachelor’s/master’s degree.
All documents should be mailed to:
DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
Attn: Graduate Admissions Office
510 Dover Road
#03-01 SIT@SP Building
Please note: The original documents of the applicant’s academic history must be presented to DigiPen (Singapore) upon successful admission to the program. In-progress transcripts are acceptable if you are currently completing your degree. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to DigiPen (Singapore) by the issuing institutions. You may, however, send the transcripts yourself if they are first sealed in an envelope and stamped across the seal by the issuing institution’s registrar. Documents/transcripts that are not in English need to be translated and notarized before submission.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Vision program should use the following outline to write their personal statements
Introduce yourself and give your general reasons for pursuing graduate study. Because our selection committee reads many applications, make your statement stand out by revealing your particular talents and individuality.
The aim of this section is to demonstrate that you have the necessary foundation and qualifications to be successful in this program. You should discuss:
Why you chose this field and what motivated you to pursue computer vision.
Your expertise and accomplishments in your major field and any research you have done. Mention projects and the names of professors who supervised your work.
Your undergraduate studies in mathematics and how they relate to what you intend to do in this graduate program.
Specific experiences that demonstrate your competence, motivation, and inspiration for continued study in computer vision.
Other relevant experiences (e.g. jobs, community activities, leadership in school organizations, awards, or honors). Include names of people, organizations, and other important details.
If necessary, briefly explain any discrepancies on your transcript, which might include a lower GPA in a particular trimester or year.
Tell us about yourself. Describe your family and your community (or a community in which you once lived). You could include whether your family, a family member in particular, or someone in your community influenced your field of interest. Also, give examples of personal attributes or qualities that you know will help you successfully complete graduate study. For example, describe projects or work that exemplify your determination to achieve your goals, your initiative and ability to develop ideas, and your capacity to work through problems independently.
Provide a brief summary of why you are qualified to enroll in and will be successful in this graduate program.
Personal Statement Submission Guidelines
Follow these guidelines for submitting your Personal Statement:
Your name and the program to which you are applying should be printed at the top of each page.
Each page must be typed and double-spaced.
Spelling, grammar, and legibility will be considered.
Your completed statement should be signed and dated on the last page.
Your statement must not exceed seven pages.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic background and/or work ethic (e.g., instructor, guidance counselor, employer) must be included. Recommendation letters from family members will not be considered.
General GRE/GATE Exam Scores
Applicants who planned to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are encouraged to complete the GRE General Test and arrange for those scores to be sent directly to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore by the testing agency. Students applying to the MS in Computer Vision program should note that the preferred combined GRE verbal and math scores should be in the 70th percentile or better.
In special cases of highly qualified applicants, we will consider those who do not meet this minimum acceptable score but have other overriding strengths in the areas of specialization relevant to this program.
Applicants from India may also submit their Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores instead of GRE score. For applicants who do not fall under any of the above categories, please contact DigiPen (Singapore)’s Graduate Admissions Office.
Proof of Proficiency in the English Language
This is needed if English is not the applicant’s first language. This requirement can be waived if the applicant has proof of completing at least four years of their most recent education at an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction.
Non-native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computer exam) or 80 (iBT — Internet-based Test). TOEFL code: 1493
A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher. (www.ielts.org)
A minimum Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as a Certificate in Advanced English or CAE) score of C1 or higher.
Completion of four years of high school or secondary education at an English-speaking school, or an International School where the primary language of instruction is English.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking institution.
Any other certified true copy of scholarships, awards or achievements that support your application.