We currently offer three kinds of Financial Aid by way of:
- Tuition Fee Waiver
The scholarships below are offered on a merit 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 there are candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval from the School.
There is no bond or obligation for the scholar except for the Lien Foundation and ANZ scholarships.
- Tuition Fees
- 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
There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore, except for the ANZ Scholarship and the Lien Foundation Scholarship.
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 scholarship.
The APE C Scholarship is offered by the National University of Singapore. It is available to citizens or permanent residents of the following APE C members (except Singapore): Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Russia; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America and Vietnam.
Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme
The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development related fields at participating academic institutions, in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.
The eligible ADB developing member countries are: Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; People’s Republic of China; Cook Islands; Democratic Republic of East Timor; Fiji Islands; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Republic of Korea; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taipei, China; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam.
The scholarship is awarded for one year with an extension to the second year of study, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.
The ANZ Scholarships are available to full-time students who are citizens of Vietnam. Scholars will be bonded to work for ANZ in Vietnam for 2 years upon graduation and complete internships at ANZ Singapore during term breaks. The successful applicants will be required to specialize in the Economic and Policy Analysis track as well as enroll in electives selected by ANZ.
Chang Yung-fa Scholarship
The Chang Yung-fa Scholarships are available to needy but promising students.
Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship
The Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of India.
Kirpalani Foundation Scholarship
The Kirpalani Foundation Scholarship is available to citizens of India with good academic and professional records.
Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarship
The Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarships are available to full-time students who are citizens of China, Hong Kong, India and ASEAN.
Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders
The Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders aims to groom talent, build up capability in the social service sector and develop outstanding leaders to serve the community. These scholarships are available only to Singapore citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue the MPP programme.
Applicants with academic excellence, a notable performance record and the potential to take up leadership positions in voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) are sought from outstanding staff of VWOs and members of the public. These scholarships are administered by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Please visit http://www.ncss.org.sg/career/lienfoundation.asp for more information and to obtain the application form. Scholars will serve a bond with NCSS in a VWO after graduation.
The LBKM Scholarship is available to Singapore citizens.
Riady-LKY School Scholarship
The Riady-LKY School Scholarships are available to students who are citizens of Indonesia.
NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals
The NUS Graduate Scholarship is available for award to students who are citizens or permanent residents of ASEAN countries (except Singapore).
OCBC International Master in Public Policy Scholarship
The OCBC International Master in Public Policy Scholarships are offered to bright and talented citizens of China, Malaysia or Indonesia.
Oei Hong Leong Scholarship
The Oei Hong Leong Scholarships are available to students who are citizens of China.
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.
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.
Spice Global Scholarship
The Spice Global Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of India.
Stamford Land Scholarship
The Stamford Land Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of Australia or New Zealand.
The School provides for a number of grants as a form of financial assistance. Although the specific value and coverage may vary, a grant will generally cover tuition fees, as well as cover additional fees. More specific information on grants will be communicated to you if you are successful in your application.
The School also offers financial assistance by way of waiving the Tuition Fees for the entire course of the programme.
For enquiries by phone, please call (+65) 6601 2875.
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