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The 1-year Master in Public Administration (MPA) programme provides an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study for experienced professionals who wish to acquire new knowledge and skills to enhance their leadership and managerial capabilities. This innovative programme can be taken full-time or part-time.

Taught by expert faculty using a problem-based learning approach and real-world case studies, MPA students learn to apply the techniques of policy analysis and programme evaluation to resolve complex multi-dimensional policy challenges, as well as sharpen their leadership and communication skills. The School also conducts an active programme of seminars and public lectures by political, not-for-profit and business leaders to enable all students to complement their formal learning with the opportunity to interact with distinguished individuals who are shaping the future.

The MPA class comprises approximately 60 accomplished and motivated individuals who bring with them a wealth of diverse experiences to enhance the classroom learning experience. Students come from many different countries – from Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific and Africa. They work in a variety of sectors such as finance, trade, education, media, health, transport, housing, foreign affairs and development. Despite their short time together, or perhaps because of the shared experience of learning and working under tremendous pressure, MPA students forge an enduring international network of professional and personal contacts.
The School expects its MPA graduates to serve in a wide range of middle- to senior-level positions in the government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector.

Scholarships
The scholarships below are offered on a competitive basis. Applicants must have good academic and professional records. They must also have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. Not all the awards will be made unless thereare candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval of the School.There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore, except for the Lien Foundation scholarship.
Note 1: The following items are covered by the terms of the relevant scholarships:

  • A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • A one-time settling-in allowance
  • Shared housing
  • Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees
  • Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the scholarship
  • Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on graduation

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship is available to full-time students who have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. It is available to all nationalities except Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

CapitaLand LKYSPP Scholarship

The CapitaLand LKYSPP Scholarship is available to full-time students who are citizens of ASEAN countries (except Singapore), India or the People’s Republic of China. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

For more information about CapitaLand Limited and this Scholarship, please viewhttp://www.capitaland.com/en/AboutCapitaLand/Scholarships/Scholarship1.htm

Hefner Scholarship

The Hefner Scholarship is available to full-time students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China or the United States of America. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders

The Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders aims to groom talent, build capability in the social service sector and develop outstanding leaders to serve the community. It is available to full-time and part-time students who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

The Scholarship provides for:

  • A monthly allowance (for full-time candidates only) throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees

For more information about the scholarship and to obtain the application form, please go to www.ncss.org.sg/lien

Papua

Papua New Guinea Simbu Province Government – LKYSPP Scholarship

The Papua New Guinea Simbu Province Government and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a joint scholarship to students who are recommended by the Simbu Province Government. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Rodamas – LKYSPP Scholarship

PT Rodamas Company and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a joint scholarship to students who are citizens of Indonesia. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Sequislife – LKYSPP Scholarship

PT Sequislife Company and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a joint scholarship to students who are citizens of Indonesia. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Standard Chartered LKYSPP Scholarship

The Standard Chartered LKYSPP Scholarship is available to full-time students who are citizens or permanent residents of ASEAN countries (except Singapore), India, the People’s Republic of China or the United Arab Emirates. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Villa Foundation – LKYSPP Scholarship

The Villa Foundation – LKYSPP Scholarship is available to full-time students who are citizens of the Maldives. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Li Ka-shing Scholarship

The Li Ka-shing Scholarships are available to full-time students who are citizens of China, Hong Kong, India and ASEAN. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.

Applications

If you are eligible, you may apply for financial aid together with your application for the MPA programme.

Click here for the MPA application booklet and the financial aid application form orVisit.

For enquiries, please contact (65) 6516-6134 or email at LKYSPPmpa@nus.edu.sg

Fore more information: http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/MPA_Financial_Aid.aspx