Programme Information

No, PhD is not offered on a part-time basis.

The maximum candidature is 5 years. However, the scholarship award period is for a maximum of 4 years.

A 2-week orientation in late July will take place prior to the commencement of classes in early August.


The admission requirements and criteria are stated here. Please note that minimum requirements do not imply automatic admission into the school. You may send in your application if you meet the basic requirements.

Standardised Test Scores

Yes, it is. The institution code for the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is 7541 and the programme code is 4801.

There is no minimum, but selection is competitive and GREs are an important component of how different applicants are compared.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Information on the scholarships offered can be found here.

Please indicate your interest in applying for a scholarship in the online application.

Yes, but this will not increase your chances of attaining a scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will consider your application for all applicable financial aid, if you indicate in your application that you are applying for financial assistance through LKYSPP.

You can apply for financial assistance from the various foundations and international agencies in your country. LKYSPP would be pleased to confirm your PhD application status if requested.

There is no age limit. Financial aid is offered on a competitive basis.

Tuition Fees and Other Expenses

Tuition fees for PhD can be found here.

Estimates of living expenses in Singapore can be found here.

Application Procedure

Please refer to application details here. Interested candidates should submit all required documents to the School by 31 December. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an interview.

Your application will be reviewed and evaluated only after your complete application and supporting documents have been received. We strongly encourage you to plan early to ensure your application and supporting documents reach us by 31 December.

Application Form

Applicants have to complete and submit an online application.

Application Fee

No, the application fee has been waived.

Outcome of Application

The final outcome of the applications for the PhD programme will be announced around May.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the interview. All shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in writing, via e-mail and post. Priority will be given to those who are offered admission.