Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy Scholarships(LKYSPP) (University website, scholarship information is with university application)

PLEASE NOTE: for official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms; if you have problems or questions, please contact us.


  • Early applications are encouraged
  • MPM programme deadline: 30 June 2013
  • MPA and MPP programme deadlines: 31 May 2013 to apply to university WITHOUT LKYSPP financial aid application
  • MPA and MPP programme deadlines: 15 February 2013 (Original Deadline: 31 January 2013 to apply to university WITH LKYSPP financial aid application)
  • They are willing to extend the application deadline for interested and qualified candidates on a case-by-case basis. Candidates can contact them directly to request for an extension of deadline.


  • The National University of Singapore’s (NUS’s) Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy offers a Master in Public Policy and a Master in Public Administration.
  • You may apply for up to 3 scholarships listed in their application, and/or a grant, and/or loan to finance your studies.
  • All applications for grants, scholarships, and/or loans are included in the university application (there is an additional form you must complete inside the university application packet).
  • Scholarships listed in the university application are considered ‘full’ scholarships as they usually cover the following:
    1. A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
    2. A one-time book allowance
    3. A one-time settling-in allowance
    4. Shared housing
    5. Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees
    6. Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the scholarship
    7. Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on graduation
  • Scholarships are money given to you that you don’t need to repay.
  • Grants are money given to you that you don’t need to repay, but only cover usually 20% of tuition fees, as well as cover additional fees and provide a modest stipend. For the remaining portion of the tuition fee not covered by the grant, grant recipients may apply to NUS for a loan of up to 80% of the tuition fee. Loans must be repaid back and are not free money.
  • Master in Public Policy(MPP): Upon graduation, MPP students will be ready to pursue a variety of careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Prospective Myanmar students wishing to study the MPP are eligible to apply to the following listed scholarships on the university application form: LKYSPP Graduate Scholarship, ADB-Japan Scholarship, NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals, Standard Chartered LKYSPP Scholarship, Temasek Scholarship, and Li Ka-shing Scholarship. You can only select 3 to be considered for.

  • Master in Public Administration (MPA): one year program designed for mid-career professionals in the public, non-profit or private sectors. The program is designed to enhance the effectivenessof mid-career professionals in managing and resolving complex multi-dimensional policy issues, as well as hones their leadership abilities. Prospective Myanmar students wishing to study the MPA are eligible to apply to the following listed scholarships on the university application form: LKYSPP Graduate Scholarship, CapitaLand LKYSPP Scholarship, and the Standard Chartered LKYSPP Scholarship.

  • Master of Public Management (MPM): The Master in Public Management (MPM) programme was developed to enhance the skills of senior managers working in the public, people and private sectorsin the area of good governance. It is targeted at accomplished senior officials who hold key positions, and whose leadership role is acknowledged within their own organisation. They must also possess the potential to move into more senior positions in their organisations. As an MPM graduate, he or she will be expected to have acquired the advanced managerial and leadership skills to undertake diverse responsibilities in their organisations. The MPM candidate is, therefore, not selected on present accomplishments alone but also on future potential.

  • Double Degree Opportunities: The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) has established double degrees with the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). The establishment of double degrees with LSE, Sciences Po and SIPA marks the formal admission of LKYSPP into the prestigious Global Public Policy Network (GPPN). These double degree programs allow students from SIPA, LSE, Sciences Po and LKYSPP to spend their first year at their home institution, and the second year at one of the other three partner institutions. At the end of their two years of study, students will receive masters’ degrees in public policy or public affairs from two GPPN institutions. Selection of students for the double degrees will be strictly merit-based and will also depend on students’ willingness to undertake the extra work required to qualify for the double degrees.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • To be considered for the Master in Public Policy programme, you must have:
  • a National University of Singapore (NUS) honours degree (at least 2nd Upper) or an equivalent degree, such as a 4-year Bachelor degree with an average grade of B or better;
  • or a good Bachelors degree and passed the School’s placement test.
  • Other qualifications and experience may be accepted subject to approval by the NUS Board of Graduate Studies.
  • Applicants should preferably have some background in economics and mathematics.

Application Procedure:

The Administrator

Master in Public Policy Programme

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

National University of Singapore

469C Bukit Timah Road

Oei Tiong Ham Building

Singapore 259772

Tel: (+65) 6516-6134

Fax: (+65) 6872-9291


  • Alternatively, you may send in your inquiries/applications to:

Fax: (65) 6778 1020

  • The application form must be completed in English.
  • Non-English supporting documents must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
  • The originals of submitted documents must be furnished for verification at student registration. Students found to have given inaccurate or false information will be required to withdraw from the MPP program.
  • Your full name, as written on page one of the application form, should appear on every document submitted.
  • Please call our attention to any variation in your name that may appear on any material submitted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews


  1. Completed admissions application form
  2. Application fee S$30 or US$20
  3. Official transcripts and certificates
  4. Standardized test scores
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (if available)
  6. Curriculum vitae/resume
  7. Essays
  8. References
  9. Completed financial aid application
  10. Copy of passport, identity card or form (if applicable) birth certificate