TOEFL / IELTS
TOEFL /IELTS is mandatory for all MPP and MPA applicants except those with a Bachelor degree conducted entirely in English*.
While the Admissions Committee does not set minimum scores for admissibility, experience suggests that successful applicants usually achieve or exceed the following scores:
- 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
- 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
- 7.0 on the IELTS academic test
Please note that these tests are conducted only at specific times. Please register with the test centres early to allow sufficient time for the School to receive the results before the application deadline.
For TOEFL, please have ETS submit your test scores to the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy via institution code B013.
There is no need for institution or subject codes for the IELTS. A copy of your score report (to be uploaded via the online application system as a supporting document) is sufficient for us to start reviewing your application. Your original test score report will only be required later on during the evaluation process.
For more information about the TOEFL or IELTS, and for instructions on registering, please visit their respective websites: TOEFL and IELTS. Scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years.
GRE / GMAT
Applicants of Master programmes who have taken the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) are encouraged to submit their scores via the institution code 7541.
In such cases where the applicants have taken the GRE, or GMAT test, they can submit their scores in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. GRE and GMAT scores are valid for five years.
Please note that GRE score is compulsory for PhD applicants. All PhD applicants must submit their GRE score via the institution code 7541.
If you are submitting your GMAT scores, please do so using the following codes:
- For application to MPP programme, please use DRT-SF-36
- For application to MPA programme, please use DRT-SF-30
- For application to MIA programme, please use DRT-SF-60
MIA applicants can choose to submit either a GRE, GMAT or LSAT score.