Master in Public Policy (MPP)

Grants

The School provides for a number of grants to students as a form of financial assistance. Although the specific value and coverage may vary, a grant will generally cover tuition fees, as well as additional fees, and provide accommodation.

Scholarships

The scholarships below are offered on a competitive basis. Applicants must have good academic and professional records. They must also have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. Not all the awards will be given out unless there are candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval of the School. 

There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore, except for the ANZ scholarship and the Lien Foundation scholarship. 

The information below is correct at the time of printing.

Note 1: The following items are covered by the terms of the relevant scholarships:

  • A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • A one-time settling-in allowance
  • Shared housing
  • Tuition, health insurance, examination and other approved fees
  • Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the scholarship
  • Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on graduation

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship is offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to students who have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service. This scholarship is available to all nationalities.

APEC Scholarship
The APEC Scholarship is offered by the National University of Singapore. It is available to citizens or permanent residents of the following APEC members (except Singapore): Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme
The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The eligible ADB developing member countries are: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Cook Islands, Democratic Republic of East Timor, Fiji Islands, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei, China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

The scholarship is awarded for one year with an extension to the second year of study, on the condition that the scholar maintains a satisfactory level of performance as determined by the institute.

ANZ Scholarship
The ANZ Scholarships are available to full-time students who are citizens of Vietnam. Scholars will be bonded to work for ANZ in Vietnam for two years upon graduation and complete internships at ANZ Singapore during term breaks. The successful applicants will be required to specialise in the Economic and Policy Analysis track, as well as enrol in electives selected by ANZ. 

Chang Yung-fa Scholarship
The Chang Yung-fa Scholarships are available to needy but promising students.

Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship
The Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of India.

Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders
The Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders aims to groom talent, build up capability in the social service sector and develop outstanding leaders to serve the community. These scholarships are available only to Singapore citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue the MPP programme.

Applicants with academic excellence, a notable performance record and the potential to take up leadership positions in voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) are sought from outstanding staff of VWOs and members of the public. These scholarships are administered by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Please visit www.ncss.org.sg/lien for more information and to obtain the application form. Scholars will serve a bond with NCSS in a VWO after graduation. 

Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarship
The Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarships are available to full-time students who are citizens of China, Hong Kong, India and ASEAN.

LBKM Scholarship
The LBKM Scholarships is available to citizens of Singapore.

Mochtar Riady Scholarship
The Mochtar Riady Scholarships are available to students who are citizens of Indonesia.

NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals
The NUS Graduate Scholarships for ASEAN Nationals are available to citizens or permanent residents of ASEAN countries (except Singapore).

OCBC International Master in Public Policy Scholarship
The OCBC International Master in Public Policy Scholarships are offered to bright and talented citizens of China, Malaysia or Indonesia.

Oei Hong Leong Scholarship
The Oei Hong Leong Scholarships are available to students who are citizens of China.

Rodamas - LKYSPP Scholarship
PT Rodamas Company and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a joint scholarship to students who are citizens of Indonesia.

Sequislife - LKYSPP Scholarship
PT Sequislife Company and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a joint scholarship to students who are citizens of Indonesia.

Spice Global Scholarship
The Spice Global Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of India.

Stamford Land Scholarship
The Stamford Land Scholarship is available to students who are citizens of Australia or New Zealand.