Lee Kuan Yew School Full Scholarships for Africans and Other Nationalities

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Course(s) Offered: Public Policy
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: LKY School of Public Policy
Country to Study in: Singapore

Scholarship Description
The Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore offers three types of financial aid to students - scholarships, grants and tuition fee waivers - for students from across the world.

Generally, an LKY Scholarship would cover fully the cost of studying at the School, as well as living expenses, while an LKY Grants are forms of financial assistance and will only partially cover fees and other costs. Finally, Tuition Fee Waivers also financial assistance by way of waiving the tuition fees for the entire course of the programme.

Africans are offered both the LKY School Scholarship and the Chang Yung-fa Scholarships. The LKY School Scholarship is offered to students who have demonstrated leadership and a desire to contribute to public service; while the Chang Yung-fa Scholarships is equally offered to African students (and other nationalities) who are needy but promising students.

The scholarships are merit-based and 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 made 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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of any African country (and also other international students) are eligible for both the LKY School Scholarships AND Chang Yung-fa Scholarships.

Participating Institutions
Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Singapore.

Fields of study
The two-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme provides a strong foundation in conceptual and analytical skills for future public service leaders and individuals with an interest in understanding and influencing how public policy choices are made.

Areas of Concentration:
In particular, MPP students deepen their understanding of a specific field by focusing on one of five areas of concentration: Development Studies, Economic Policy and Analysis, International Relations and Security Studies, Social and Environmental Policy, and Public Management and Governance.

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be awarded according to the School's discretion

Sponsorship duration
This is a full scholarship. It will cover the whole duration of the student's course

Scholarship benefits
The following items are covered by the terms of the relevant scholarships:
  • Tuition Fees
  • 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
Method of Application
To apply for the Master of Public Policy programme, candidates must submit a complete application package that includes the following items:
  1. Completed admissions application form (download from official website - link to it is below)
  2. Application fee (waived)
  3. Official transcripts and certificates
  4. Standardised test scores
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (if available)
  6. Curriculum vitae/ résumé
  7. Essays
  8. References
  9. Completed financial aid application form (if applicable)
  10. Copy of passport, identity card or birth certificate
How to submit your application:
There are two ways you can submit your MPP application:
It is important to read through the MPP Course and Scholarship Application and also visit the official webpage (link to it is below) for complete information.

Please make sure your application and supporting documents reach the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy by 15 February 2013.

Grants: The School provides a number of grants to students. Although the specific value and coverage may vary, a grant will generally cover 20% of tuition fees, as well as cover additional fees and provide a modest stipend. For the remaining portion of the tuition fee not covered by the grant, grant recipients may apply to NUS for a tuition fee loan. More specific information on grants will be communicated to you if you are successful in your application.

Financial Aid: If you would like to be considered for scholarships or other forms of financial aid, you must submit the “FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FORM” available online

Application Deadline: 15 February 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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