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Why Choose Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is a leading global public policy school in Asia. Find out why we are a hub for thought leadership on public policy and international affairs.

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Classroom diversity is in our DNA

Diversity

Global experience in classes

Classroom diversity is a critical feature in our programmes. With international students making up 80% of the cohort, the rich global diversity of the classroom promotes a diverse exchange of views. The learning environment encourages them to take on the roles of active global citizens in the classroom.

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MIA

Master in International Affairs

Our two-year full-time Master in International Affairs programme (MIA) is designed to provide a holistic and multi-disciplinary understanding of international affairs.

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MIA

Master in International Affairs

Curriculum Focus

Designed to provide our students with a holistic and multi-disciplinary understanding of international affairs. The immersive format and rigorous curriculum will give you the skills, analytical tools and experience you need to thrive in your career, be it in diplomacy, government, international development, non-government organisations, policy analysis or business.

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admission criteria

  • Highly motivated young professionals with a keen interest in global affairs and contemporary developments in Asia
  • A good Bachelor’s degree
  • Competitive candidates will have at least a GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0, a 2nd upper class honours or equivalent.
  • Valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE)/ Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score.
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MPP

Master in Public Policy

Our two-year full-time Master in Public Policy (MPP) provides rigorous training for a strong foundation in policy analysis, programme evaluation and management.

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MPP

Master in Public Policy

Curriculum Focus

Rigorous training for a strong foundation in economics, political science, policy analysis, to enable production of research and analysis of findings for effective programme evaluation and management.

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Admission Criteria

  • 2 to 5 years of work experience
  • Demonstrate maturity and commitment towards public service
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
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MPA

Master in Public Administration

Our one-year full-time Master in Public Administration (MPA) prepares students for senior management roles in the public sector.

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MPA

Master in Public Administration

Curriculum Focus

Intensive and interdisciplinary training in decision-making and problem-solving; planning of detailed policy responses to complex issues that shape national, regional and global policies and projects.

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admission criteria

  • Mid-level in career, minimum 5 years’ of work experience
  • Aspire to management roles
  • Demonstrate commitment towards public service
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
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MPM

Master in Public Management

Our one-year full-time Master in Public Management (MPM) features predominantly Asian case studies to recreate and dramatise challenges confronting public officials today.

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MPM

Master in Public Management

Curriculum Focus

Emphasis on intellectual renewal and skills enhancement by focusing on challenges of effective leadership and good governance, with predominantly Asian case studies.

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Admission criteria

  • Management position in career
  • Proven track record of leadership with high-level decision-making
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to public service
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
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MPAM
高级公共行政与管理硕士

In collaboration with NUS Business School, our MPAM programme equips students to perform in a wide variety of public service fields in all levels of government, in the international arena, and in the private sector.

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PhD in Public Policy

Our PhD programme aims to train the next generation of thought leaders with the analytical skills and substantive knowledge needed to generate, evaluate, and communicate research in public policy.

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Money Matters

Financial aid for you to pursue your dream

We offer financial aid to students based on merit. Approximately half of LKY School students receive financial support from the School, whether through scholarships or grants. 

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The Scholarship Covers

  • Full Tuition Fee

  • Accomodation on campus

  • One-time book & settling allowance

  • Health Insurance

  • One-time air fare from home country to Singapore and return

  • Monthly stipend to cover the living expenses

How to apply

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Alumni

John Roberts established the Open University of West Africa with a vision to end born-into poverty in West Africa. Find out how he started up the university.

John Roberts

Master in Public Policy 2010
Co-founder / CEO, InvestED, PBC
Co-founder / President (pro tempore), Open University of West Africa

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Alumni

Dr Tan Lai Yong left Singapore with his family to work with the poor in rural areas in the province of Yunnan, China. Hear Lai Yong shares his experiences and lessons learned from his 14 years in Yunnan.

Dr Tan Lai Yong

Master in Public Administration 2012
Director for Outreach and Community Engagement, College of Alice & Peter Tan, NUS

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Alumni

After attaining financial independence, Jack Sim retired from business to devote the rest of his life to social work. Widely known as Mr Toilet, he broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation by bringing the agenda to global media centre-stage.

Jack Sim

Master in Public Administration 2013
Founder of World Toilet Organisation

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Alumni

Why study in Singapore? Learn from alumnus Johannes Loh on why he had decided to study in Singapore and his experience here as a student at the LKY School.

Johannes Loh

MPP (Exchange) 2010
Associate Research Director, Blackbox Research

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Student Life

Studying at LKY School is more than an experience. It's an adventure.

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Faculty

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“If the West accepts the rise of Asia and shares power, the new Asian powers will reciprocate by becoming responsible stakeholders”

Prof Kishore Mahbubani

Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy

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“A central question for Asia and global stability is: can rising China and India keep the peace and cooperate in the years ahead”

Prof Kanti Prasad Bajpai

Wilmar Professor on Asian Studies

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“Old belt one road is the grandest of grand strategies; if successful, the second half of the 21st century will be the Chinese century”

Prof Khong Yuen Foong

Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science

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“Southeast Asia will be vortex of the struggle for power between the great powers in the coming years”

Prof Huang Jing

Lee Foundation Professor on U.S. – China Relations;
Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation

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