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Part II: PROGRAMMES



L          Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy    269



           1    Faculty’s Commitment               269



           2    Key Contact Information            269



           3    Graduate Education                 269

                3.1 Degrees Offered                269

                3.2 Degree Requirements            269

                3.3 Financial Assistance           271

                3.4 Awards                         273




Website: http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg
Part II: PROGRAMMES

L        Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

1        Faculty’s Commitment

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was formally established in 2004 as an autonomous graduate school of the National University of
Singapore. Its mission is to provide opportunities for the education and training of the next generation of Asian policy-makers and leaders, with
the objective of raising the standards of governance throughout the region, improving the lives of the people in the region and, in so doing, also
contribute to the transformation of Asia.

Although the School was formally launched in 2004, it inherited the National University of Singapore’s Public Policy Programme,
which was established in 1992 in partnership with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. The School continues to
maintain this strong partnership with Harvard and the Kennedy School of Government.

At the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy we subscribe to the following definitions of public policy:
1. Prudence and wisdom in the management of public affairs; and
2. A definite course of action selected from among alternatives in light of given conditions, to guide and determine future decisions in and for the public
     interest.

Hence, at the School we aim to equip policy-makers and policy-leaders with the mindsets and tools necessary to make, prudent, wise
and effective decisions that are in the public interest and within context of the unique conditions and circumstances prevalent in their
societies and cultures. The goal is to equip students with relevant concepts, reasoning and problem-solving skills in economics, politics
and management and also teach them how to apply these in particular contexts. Students are also exposed to public policy challenges
in a diverse range of areas from international trade to international policies, transport and healthcare.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg

2        Key Contact Information

For up-to-date information, please visit the Faculty’s website at: http://www.lkyspp.nus.edu.sg

    Title & Name                                 Designation/Responsibility                                   Telephone   Email
                                                                                                              (6516-XXXX) (XXXX@nus.edu.sg)
    Mr. MAHBUBANI, Kishore                       Dean                                                         3500               sppdean

    Assoc. Prof. HUI, Weng Tat                   Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)                                 3012               spphwt

    Mr. YIANNOUKA, Stavros                       Vice Dean (Executive Education and Development)              1032               sppsy

    BG (Ret.) TAN, Huck Gim                      Director (Administration)                                    4846               sppthg

    Dr. CHONG, Francis                           Director (Strategic Planning)                                2541               sppfc

    Ms. TAN, Agnes                               Senior Programme Manager (M.P.M. and M.P.A.)                 3724               spptana

    Mrs. CHOE, Ruth                              Programme Manager (M.P.P.)                                   4845               sppcckr
3     Graduate Education                                                study. The programme requires the successful
                                                                        completion of 72 Modular Credits (MCs) or 18
3.1   Degrees Offered                                                   modules. These comprise 7 core modules (28 MCs), 9
                                                                        electives (36 MCs) and a Policy Analysis Exercise (8
      The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offers                   MCs).
      three master degree programmes, all taught in English:
                                                                   Semester July                        Orientation and
      1.   The Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.): This              One      August –                    Review Programme
           academically rigorous two-year degree programme                  November                    3 core modules and
           is targeted at pre- and early-career professionals                                           1 elective
           with an interest in public affairs. M.P.P. students
           are exposed to a rigorous analytical toolkit from       Semester December                    Vacation
           the economics, political-science and management         Two      January – April             3 core modules and
           disciplines and, upon graduation, will be ready to                                           1 elective
           pursue a variety of careers in the public, private      Semester May – July                  Vacation
           and not-for-profit sectors.                             Three    August –                    1 core module and
                                                                            November                    3 electives
      2.   The Master in Public Administration
           (M.P.A.): This management-centric one-year              Semester December                    Vacation
           degree programme is targeted at mid-career              Four     January – April             4 electives
           professionals who are looking to boost their
           career-potential. Drawing on the strengths of a
           traditional public policy education, the M.P.A.
           prepares students for the challenges involved in             The Core Courses
           taking on a managerial or leadership position in a           The core curriculum provides the basic skills and
           variety of public, private and not-for-profit                knowledge essential for public problem-solving and the
           organisations.                                               management of public affairs through the development
                                                                        of analytical skills. It draws on concepts and theories
      3.   The Master in Public Management                              from disciplines such as economics, politics and public
           (M.P.M.): This exclusive one-year degree                     management. The development of these skills
           programme is targeted at senior policy-makers                progresses from the fundamental (such as knowing
           with a proven leadership track-record in public              how to ask the right questions to define the problem
           service and is intended to intellectually refresh and        when confronted with complicated and unfamiliar
           equip them with the latest thinking and best-                issues) to the sophisticated (such as being able to
           practices in public policy. This programme also              communicate clearly and persuasively in the decision-
           includes stints in North American Universities,              making process, both orally and in writing).
           like Harvard and Columbia University.
                                                                        Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.)
3.2   Degrees Requirements
                                                                        Admission Policy
      Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.)                                  For the M.P.A. programme, the School seeks
                                                                        candidates who are committed to the ideals of public
      Admission Policy                                                  service. He or she should be highly motivated,
      The objective of the M.P.P. programme’s admissions                outward-looking, and open to new ideas, and be able to
      policy is to select a diverse group of students who have          share insights from their own work experience with
      not only outstanding academic ability but also the                their classmates.
      potential for career growth and who are committed to
      public service. The selection procedures are stringent            The M.P.A. Candidate
      as the programme is an intensive professional course of           The Admissions Committee selects candidates for this
      study leading to positions of responsibility.                     Master’s programme using a variety of criteria. Applicants
                                                                        will be evaluated on their academic preparation, and the
      Graduates of the programme are likely to pursue                   depth and quality of their experience, as demonstrated by
      careers with national, regional or international                  work history, references and the applicant’s written analysis
      governments; non-profit organisations; the media;                 of past employment experience.
      public    sector  planning    firms;   international
      corporations; and other agencies devoted to public                A typical M.P.A. candidate would
      interest.                                                         •   Be a mid-career professional with at least five
                                                                            years’ work experience.
      The M.P.P. Candidate                                              •   Have had substantial exposure to varied work
      The Admissions Committee selects candidates for this                  situations and acquired the expertise and
      Master’s programme using a variety of criteria. In                    foundational skills set to cope with these
      general, the candidate should display evidence of                     situations.
      professional merit, intellectual distinction, leadership          •   Be in his or her 30s.
      ability and a desire to build a career with social impact.        •   Have a good command of the English Language
                                                                        (minimum TOEFL score of 580 or IELTS band of
      Requirements                                                          6.5).
      The Master in Public Policy degree requires four
      semesters (over a period of 20 months) of full-time               Requirements
     The Masters in Public Administration degree requires             Management Seminar Series.
     the successful completion of 40 Modular Credits (MCs)
     or 10 modules. Of the 10 modules, 6 are core modules             Structure of the M.P.M. Programme
     (24 MCs) and 4 are electives (16 MCs).                           The Programme consists of 2 components: an NUS
                                                                      component, and a specially designed programme at a
     A full-time candidate in the M.P.A. programme will be            partner university.
     expected to read the required modules over 2 semesters
     and a special term. 4 modules will be read in each of the        The NUS Component
     regular semesters and 2 in the special term. A part-time         M.P.M. candidates will go through an orientation
     candidate will be required to complete all 10 modules            programme, one full semester and a condensed second
     within four years.                                               semester of coursework at the Lee Kuan Yew School of
                                                                      Public Policy, Singapore. Following which, in their second
     The academic calendar for a typical one-year full-time           semester, candidates will be required to participate in an
     programme is:                                                    attachment programme.

Semester    July – November         Orientation                       The Partner University Component
One                                 4 core modules                    This programme taps into the established strengths in
                                                                      public policy training at either the John F Kennedy
            December                Vacation                          School of Government (KSG), Harvard University or
                                                                      the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA),
Semester    January – April         2 core modules                    Columbia University and complements the training
Two                                 2 electives                       provided at NUS. For this programme, the M.P.M.
                                                                      Candidate will spend up to eight weeks in the United
            Beginning May –         Vacation                          States of America on a specially designed programme.
            Mid-May
                                                                 Semester One
Special     Mid May – Mid-July      Capstone exam
Term        (condensed              2 electives
            semester)                                            NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE


                                                                 January – April              Orientation and Review
     Master in Public Management (M.P.M.)                                                     Programme
                                                                                              Coursework: 4 modules
     Admission Policy                                                                         Examinations and Break
     For the Masters in Public Management programme, the
     School seeks a diverse group of candidates who hold
     leadership positions within their organisations and are     May – June                   Attachment Programme
     committed to serving their community. The selection                                      Break
     procedures are stringent as the programme is an
     intensive professional course of study leading to
     positions of responsibility.
                                                                 Semester Two
     The M.P.M. Candidate
     The Admissions Committee selects candidates for this        July - August                Coursework: 2 modules
     Master’s programme using a broad set of criteria. In                                     Examinations and Break
     general, the candidate should be an accomplished
     senior official, holding decision making positions. He
     or she should be ready to contribute a unique               PARTNER UNIVERSITY
     perspective and experience to the programme to
     benefit other students, and be ready to contribute to
     his organisation and country at the end of his or her       September –                  Coursework: 4 modules
     training. The ideal candidate is a key member of the        Mid-November
     organisation and whose M.P.M. training will be seen as
     vital in the organisation’s next step forward.
                                                                 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
     Requirements
     The Masters in Public Management degree requires
     one year of full-time study. The course begins in           Mid-November –               Completion of project
     January. To graduate, the M.P.M. candidate is required      December                     work
     to pass 6 modules at NUS, and 4 electives at the John                                    Presentation of attachment
     F Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard                                            paper in the Public
     University or School of International and Public                                         Management Seminar
     Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. In addition, he                                     Series
     or she is expected to successfully complete an                                           Valedictory Dinner
     attachment programme, and present a paper upon
     completion of his or her attachment at the Public
                                                                 – Japan Scholarship Programme
3.3   Financial Assistance                                       The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship
                                                                 Programme was established in April 1988 with
      Basic Requirements for Scholarships                        financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to
                                                                 provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of
      The scholarships below are offered on a competitive        ADB’s developing member countries to pursue
      basis. Applicants must have good academic and              postgraduate studies in economics, management,
      professional records. They must also have demonstrated     science and technology, and other development-related
      leadership and a desire to contribute to public service.   fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian
      Not all the awards will be made unless there are           and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study
      candidates of sufficient merit. Scholars may not           programmes, scholars are expected to contribute to the
      concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or     economic and social development of their home
      award without the prior approval of the School.            countries.

      There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be       The eligible ADB developing member countries are:
      employed by NUS or in Singapore.                           Afghanistan;    Azerbaijan;   Bangladesh;     Bhutan;
                                                                 Cambodia; People’s Republic of China; Cook Islands;
      The information below is correct at the time of            Democratic Republic of East Timor; Fiji Islands; Hong
      printing.                                                  Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kiribati;
                                                                 Republic of Korea; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s
      A. Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.)                        Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Republic of
                                                                 the Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia;
      Note 1:                                                    Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua
      The following items are covered by the terms of the        New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Sri
      relevant scholarships.                                     Lanka; Taipei, China; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga;
      •    A monthly stipend of S$1,350 throughout the           Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam.
           period of the award
      •    A one-time book allowance of S$500                    The scholarship is awarded for one year with an
      •    A one-time settling-in allowance of S$500             extension to the second year of study, which shall be
      •    Shared housing                                        conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory
      •    Tuition, health insurance, examination and other      level of performance as determined by the institute.
           approved fees
      •    Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on      The Scholarship provides for:
           award of the scholarship                              •   A monthly stipend of S$1,350 throughout the
      •    Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on          period of the award
           graduation                                            •   A one-time book allowance of S$250 per regular
                                                                     semester
                                                                 •   Tuition, health insurance, examination and other
      Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate                  approved fees
      Scholarship                                                •   Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on
      The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate              award of the scholarship
      Scholarship is available to candidates who have            •   Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on
      demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to          graduation
      public service
                                                                 NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals
      The terms of this scholarship for Singapore citizens       The NUS Graduate Scholarship is available for award
      and permanent residents are as follows:                    to students who are citizens or permanent residents of
      •     A monthly allowance of S$1,350 throughout the        ASEAN countries (except Singapore). The award is
            period of the award                                  initially for an academic year (2 semesters), but may be
      •     A one-time book allowance of S$500                   extended on a semester basis, subject to the scholar’s
      •     Tuition, health insurance, examination and other     performance during the previous semesters.
            approved fees
      Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship   The Scholarship provides for:
      for all other nationalities.                               •   A monthly stipend of S$1,350 throughout the
                                                                     period of the award
      APEC Scholarship                                           •   A one-time book allowance of S$500
      The APEC Scholarship is offered by the National            •   Tuition, health insurance, examination and other
      University of Singapore. It is available to students who       approved fees
      are citizens or permanent residents of the following       •   Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on
      APEC members (except Singapore): Australia; Brunei             award of the scholarship
      Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China;     •   Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on
      Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of                graduation
      Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New
      Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Russia; Chinese Taipei;         OCBC International Master in Public Policy
      Thailand; United States of America and Vietnam. Please     Scholarship
      refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.         The OCBC International Master in Public Policy
                                                                 Scholarships are offered to bright and talented students
      Asian Development Bank                                     who are citizens of China, Malaysia or Indonesia.
Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.                only) throughout the period of the award
                                                                    •    A one-time book allowance of S$500
Papua New Guinea Department of National                             •    Tuition, health insurance, examination and other
Planning and Rural Development – LKY SPP                                 approved fees
Scholarship                                                         For more information about the scholarship and to
The Papua New Guinea Department of National                         obtain the application form, please go to:
Planning and Rural Development (the “Department”)                   www.ncss.org.sg/lien
and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy offer a
joint scholarship to students who are on the staff of the           Standard Chartered LKY SPP Scholarship
Department. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of                 The Standard Chartered LKY SPP Scholarship is
this scholarship.                                                   available to full-time students who are citizens or
                                                                    permanent residents of ASEAN countries (except
Standard Chartered LKY SPP Scholarship                              Singapore), India, the People’s Republic of China or
The Standard Chartered LKY SPP Scholarship is                       the United Arab Emirates. Please refer to Note 1 for
available to students who are citizens or permanent                 the terms of this scholarship.
residents of ASEAN countries (except Singapore),
India, the People’s Republic of China or the United                 Villa Foundation – LKY SPP Scholarship
Arab Emirates. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of              The Villa Foundation – LKY SPP Scholarship is
this scholarship.                                                   available to full-time students who are citizens of the
                                                                    Maldives. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this
Temasek Scholarship                                                 scholarship.
The Temasek Scholarship is offered by the National
University of Singapore. It is available to students who            C. Master in Public Management (M.P.M.)
are citizens or permanent residents of member
countries of ASEAN (except Singapore) and countries                 Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship / School of Public
of the Asia-Pacific region. Please refer to Note 1 for              Policy Graduate Fellowship
the terms of this scholarship.                                      The National University of Singapore offers the Lee
                                                                    Kuan Yew Fellowship and the Lee Kuan Yew School
Villa Foundation – LKY SPP Scholarship                              of Public Policy Graduate Fellowship to outstanding
The Villa Foundation – LKY SPP Scholarship is                       students who have demonstrated sterling leadership
available to students who are citizens of the Maldives.             qualities and are committed to public service. The
Please refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.           Fellowships are available to all nationalities, except
                                                                    Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
B. Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.)
                                                                    The Fellowship provides for:
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate                       •   A monthly allowance of S$1,500 throughout the
Scholarship                                                             period of the award
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate                   •   A one-time book allowance of $500
Scholarship is available to full-time students who have             •   A one-time settling-in allowance of $500
demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to               •   Fully furnished accommodation
public service. It is available to all nationalities except         •   Tuition, health insurance, examination and other
Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Please                      approved fees
refer to Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.                  •   Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on
                                                                        award of the scholarship
CapitaLand LKY SPP Scholarship                                      •   Return Airfare for Programme at partner
The CapitaLand LKY SPP Scholarship is available to                      university
full-time students who are citizens of ASEAN                        •   Tuition fees, board and lodging at partner
countries (except Singapore), India or the People’s                     university
Republic of China. Please refer to Note 1 for the terms             •   Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on
of this scholarship.                                                    graduation

Hefner Scholarship                                            3.4   Awards
The Hefner Scholarship is available to full-time
students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of               Master in Public Management Prizes
China or the United States of America. Please refer to              •  Lee Kuan Yew Prize for the best Master in Public
Note 1 for the terms of this scholarship.                              Management Student
                                                                    •  WyWy Gold Medal for the best Attachment Paper
Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service
Leaders                                                             Master in Public Policy Prizes
The Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service                  •   Lee Kuan Yew Prize for the best Master in Public
Leaders aims to groom talent, build capability in the                   Policy Student
social service sector and develop outstanding leaders to            •   WyWy Gold Medal for the best Policy Analysis
serve the community. It is available to full-time and                   Exercise
part-time students who are Singapore citizens or                    •   Harwin Award for Academic Excellence
permanent residents.                                          •       Harwin Award for Student Leadership

The scholarship provides for:
•   A monthly allowance (for full-time candidates

				
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