FAQS

Application window: 1 August – 31 December 2019 (before SGT 23:59:59 for all deadlines).

For applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships, please submit the completed application* by 15 December 2019.

*Completed application INCLUDES Online Application Form + Degree Scroll(s) + Transcript(s) + Test Score + Personal Statement + Writing Sample + CV/Resume + Two Referee Reports.

We admit 30 to 35 students every year for the MIA programme.

TOEFL (www.toefl.org) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) is mandatory for all applicants except those with Bachelor or Master degrees conducted entirely in English*. TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years.

The minimum scores for MIA admission are as follows:

  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 7.0 on the IELTS academic test

Applicants who have taken the GRE (www.gre.org) or GMAT (https://www.gmac.com/) are encouraged to submit their scores in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS score. GRE and GMAT are valid for five years.

Please note that a copy of your score report (to be uploaded as a supporting document) is sufficient for the review of your application.

You should also arrange for the test centre to send the official test result to the  school.

TOEFL institution code: B013
GRE institution code: 7541
GMAT institution code: DRT-SF-60

*Applicants with qualifications attained in English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, the UK or the US are exempted from providing test score. For qualifications attained in countries not mentioned above, if your Bachelor or Master degree was conducted entirely in English, TOEFL or IELTS test scores may be waived if you provide a letter from your institution.

Applicants with at least 2 years of work experience are preferred.

We expect most applicants to have an academic background in the Social Sciences. However, candidates from other disciplines and with deep interest in International Affairs are welcome to submit their applications.

Admission decisions will be made primarily based on the application and supporting documents submitted by applicants. However, some applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Deferment of starting date is subject to approval from the school. If it is approved, it will be valid for one year.