Master in International Affairs (MIA)

MIA-icon The two-year full-time Master in International Affairs (MIA) programme furthers the school’s mission of educating current and future generations of leaders to improve the level of governance in Asia. The programme brings Asia’s role as a key influencer in world affairs to the forefront.

The MIA programme provides students with a strong foundation in both theoretical frameworks and practical knowledge of multi-disciplinary subfields of international relations, together with an immersive experience in Asia.

Class Profile

The Master in International Affairs cohort comprises about 30 students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, all with a keen interest in global affairs and Asia. All students must possess a good undergraduate degree – and most importantly, be passionate about contributing to positive transformation in Asia and beyond.


A notable feature of the programme is its Asia-focused curriculum, considering the inter-linked nature of the world economy and Asia’s rising influence in it. It draws from a range of subjects like international political economy, global governance, international security and international economic development. The programme is taught by distinguished faculty members including Professor Kanti Prasad Bajpai, Professor Khong Yuen Foong, Professor Ramkishen S. Rajan, and many other prominent academics and successful educators.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

Students will have the option of pursuing internships in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors during school breaks. The School actively engages leading think-tanks, consulting firms, multilateral institutions and not-for-profit organisations to facilitate internships.

Learn more about the career options here.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for this programme applies to International Students, Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents alike. Click here for more details.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants seeking admission to the programme must possess a good Bachelors (Honours – second class and above) degree or its equivalent. Proficiency in written and spoken English is critical. Having relevant work experience is an advantage.

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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.