The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is a graduate school of the
National University of Singapore consistently ranked amongst the top 30
universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2008. The
School aims to educate, train and generate ideas amongst a new
generation of globally minded policymakers and leaders from the public
and private sectors. Our students are entrepreneurs, public sector
officials, ambassadors, senators, editors, and aspiring leaders who are
working on the ground to make a difference.
The School currently attracts over 300 outstanding candidates from more
than 50 countries, including China, India, USA and South East Asia and
Europe. These students come from diverse backgrounds in the public and
The School also attracts global luminaries including former Prime
Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, President of World Bank Robert B.
Zoellick, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen amongst others.
Under the leadership of Dean Kishore Mahbubani, a world renowned public
intellectual and former UN Ambassador from Singapore, the school has
made a mark globally.
The LKY School is the first Asian School to be admitted into the
prestigious Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) set up by Columbia
Universityâ€™s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), the
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and the
Institut dâ€™Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). The school
offers its students a unique opportunity to gain a double Masters
degree with one of its GPPN partners. We also have a long standing
partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School.
*Master in Public Administration *
The MPA programme is a one-year degree for mid-career professionals
with more than five years of professional experience. The MPA is
designed to enhance the effectiveness of mid-career professionals from
the public, private and non-profit sectors in addressing complex,
multidimensional policy issues. The MPA programme places great emphasis
on management and
*Master in Public Policy *
The MPP programme is a two-year degree for young professionals with 1-5
years of experience. Students learn the fundamental skills of public
policy analysis from the disciplines of politics, economics, and public
management. They also have the opportunity to deepen their
understanding of a specific area by electing to focus their studies on
one of five specializations:
Development Studies; Economic Policy and Analysis; International
Relations and Security Studies; Social and Environmental Policy; and
Public Management and Governance. Finally to provide an element of
direct practical experience, MPP students undertake a public policy or
management study (the Policy Analysis Exercise) for a client in the
public, private or non-profit
*Double Degree Opportunities at Columbia University, LSE or Sciences Po*
The MPP programme also offers the invaluable opportunity for qualifying
students to obtain a double degree from the LKY School as well as from
one of our partner institutes which include Columbia Universityâ€™s
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), London School of
Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Institut dâ€™Etudes
Politiques de Paris
(Sciences Po). Students spend one year in Singapore and the second year
in New York, London or Paris, and quite often the school provides
full-funding for the students to study there.
*Fully funded scholarships are available to outstanding candidates.
More information, along with programme application booklets, are
available online at http://www.lkyspp. nus.edu.sg/. The deadline for
the MPP and MPA applications with scholarship is 31 January 2010
intake in July 2010.