FAQ

 

  1. How do I apply online?
    The online application form is accessible here.
  2. Will I be expected to attend an interview?
    If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be contacted by our Admissions Office during the months of February or March either for a face-to-face interview or an interview via Skype. Please do note that face-to-face interviews are only conducted in some countries.,The Admissions Office will inform you of the details a few days before the interview date. Please also note that not all shortlisted applicants are contacted for an interview.
  3. Do I need to submit a writing sample to support my application?
    Writing sample is only applicable for MIA and PhD. programmes, whereas for MPP, MPA and MPM programmes, you are required to answer two essay questions listed here.
  4. Is there an application fee?
    The application fee for all our programmes has been waived.
  5. What is the application deadline for submitting my application?
    The application deadline for all our master degree programmes is 31 December 2017. The application deadline for PhD. programme is 31 December 2017.
  6. If I have additional questions about the application process, who can I contact?
    To ensure that we can address all applicants’ queries promptly, we seek your kind understanding to read through the FAQs first before contacting the Admissions Office at lkyadmissions@nus.edu.sg. During the application period, the Admissions Office receives a heavy volume of queries which may result in a delay in our responses to your queries.
  7. If my application is unsuccessful but I would like to re-apply next year, how can I obtain information on why I was not accepted?
    If you do not meet the admissions criteria and qualifications, this will undoubtedly form part (if not all) of the explanation of the decision made. We have to also turn away good candidates due to the competitiveness of our programmes. Given that we receive a large number of applications every year that cannot be accepted, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide a detailed feedback on your application outcome.