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Money Matters

Tuition Fees

The following tuition fees are applicable for Academic Year 2018. Please note that fees are subject to change.








Cost of living

Estimated costs of living in Singapore

Estimated costs of living at our partner university (applicable for MPM only)

Funding your studies

The LKY School offers a number of merit-based scholarships. Some of our students also rely on student loans as part of their financing strategy, while others are able to secure funding from outside sources. These include private charitable foundations, their employers, the government in their home countries, or professional associations and organisations.


Scholarship applicants must have good academic and professional records. They must also demonstrate leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. Not all the awards will be made unless there are candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars should not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval from the School.

Candidates should indicate that they wish to be considered for financial aid when they submit their application through the LKY School website.

Below are the types of financial aid we offer.

Master Programmes

PhD in Public Policy Programme


There are loan options available to help you fund your studies. We encourage you to explore all options in parallel. Here are some of the available options, as advertised by the providers:

Prodigy Finance

Prodigy Finance is revolutionising student finance. Our innovative model offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top schools, including the LKY School (NUS).

While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future. We assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. < /p>

Our model is borderless, allowing us to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students.


Accepted students into the Master in Public Policy, Master in Public Administration and Master in International Affairs programmes are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy .


Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

Why choose Prodigy?

  • 150 nationalities covered
  • Competitive interest rates
  • No collateral or guarantees required
  • Easy online process
  • No repayments while you study

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy’s registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD


Aside from the comprehensive information on our admissions page, if you have any other queries or would like to receive a copy of our programme brochure, please submit your request via our query form. Alternatively, you may also speak to our admissions officers at +65 6516 8004.

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