Why ChooseLKY School of Public Policy


1. Singapore, a strategic location


Singapore is known for its strong governance and efficient civil service. This enables students to study in one of the best public policy laboratories in the world with easy access to the wider Asia-Pacific region.


Strong governance Singapore’s public policies are studied by governments around the world.


Safety Singapore has been named the safest city in Asia and second safest city in the world.


Cultural diversity Singapore is a unique blend of cultures where diverse races, cuisines and places of worship co-exist harmoniously.

2. Unwavering focus on academic excellence

A rigorous curriculum

Our curriculum is an innovative blend of prevailing theories that originated from the West and best practices from the East.

A distinguished institution

We are proud to be part of NUS, a world-class institution consistently ranked among the best in Asia and the world.

  • #1in Asia
  • #11in the world
  • #10in Asia Pacific for innovation

3. Unique career prospects

By working with a wide range of organisations, such as the Asian Development Bank, United Nations and World Bank, we are able to enhance internship and job opportunities for you.

In addition, our Career Services Unit provides sound career advice that is specifically tailored to your own unique background.


4. Hear diverse views


We adopt innovative teaching methods that are designed to be interdisciplinary and practical in the real world. We also place a strong focus on team-teaching where we invite various faculties to share their thoughts so you are exposed to diverse views.

5. Learn from the best


Our dedicated faculty and visiting professors are trained in some of the best universities in the world. They bring relevant real-life policy experience from international and multilateral organisations such as the IMF, WHO and World Bank.

6. Generous financial support


With strong support from our donors, more than half of our students benefit from some form of financial support including scholarships and grants.

7. Classroom diversity


International students make up about 80% of the cohort, and a typical class has students from more than 30 countries. This lets you experience the global diversity of culture and perspectives.

8. Research

We have a vibrant research agenda focused on public policy and governance in Asia. These include:

  • International relations and global governance
  • Policy studies, public management, and institutions
  • Social policy
  • Economic development and competitiveness

We hope to inspire you to make a positive change in the world through a robust exchange of insights.


9. Global alumni network

Our impressive alumni network spans over 80 countries and comprises ambassadors, senators, social entrepreneurs, government officials and private sector leaders serving Asia and beyond.

10. Worldwide partnerships

We have partnerships with esteemed public policy institutions, and we are part of the prestigious Global Public Policy Network. You can get to take part in exchange programmes with our partners.