Global Experience

Class Diversity

Classroom diversity is a critical feature of our programmes. International students make up about 80% of the cohort. This is intentional, so as to inculcate a classroom representative of the global environment. We envision our students to graduate and move on to a career of an international nature, working side-by-side with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and nationality.

Students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy also bring back with them an Education in Public Policy that enables them to improve the lives of others in Asia and beyond. These stories are best told from the students’ perspectives, experiences and photos.

Click here to read some of these stories, or watch the videos on our YouTube channel.

Global Partnerships

The LKY School has established a strong network with renowned schools of public policy worldwide. We are the first school in Asia to be admitted into the prestigious Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), founded by Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As a GPPN member, our School has the exclusive opportunity to take part in:

  • Double degree programmes and student exchanges with fellow GPPN institutions
  • Faculty exchanges and collaborative public policy research and publications
  • Conferences and events that bring together scholars, students and practitioners

Since inception, our School has had a longstanding strategic partnership with Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Part of the National University of Singapore – ranked #1 in Asia for three consecutive years since the 2014 QS University Rankings, and touted by Forbes as the leading institution among the growing “Asian Ivy League” – our institution affords exceptional opportunities in academic excellence.

LKYSPP partnerships

Click here to learn about the types of double degrees and exchanges available.


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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    Oluwaseun Bamikole Fakuade
    Master in Public Administration (2016), Nigeria

    If Africa would prepare a pathway for a future that is vibrant for their citizens, it is important not only to have Western ideas and knowledge but also balance it with Asia – the next emerging economy of the World.

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    Ikki Toyoma
    Master in Public Policy (2017), Japan

    Studying here gives me the perspectives of international trade in Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Studying here is the best choice to gain knowledge and skills. That’s why I chose this university.

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    Samuel Woodcock
    Master in Public Policy (2016), USA

    Asia’s growing, Asia is the place to be… There are very good schools in America, but schools that focused on Asia are limited. And so, this is the reason I came here.