Public Administration

Nanyang Technological University

12 months
19112 USD/year
19112 USD/year
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This one-year programme examines best practices in Public Administration offered by Nanyang Technological University in Asia in order to enhance the participants’ skills in decision making, governance, and policy design and implementation. It includes special lectures by former government officials and renowned academics and professionals.


Singapore is at the crossroad between East and West with its unique multi-cultural advantage.

Taking advantage of its Chinese cultural heritage with its inextricable links to China as well as its easy access to the booming China market, there is no other country in the world comparable to this island country.

Why Choose the Public Administration Programme

  • A unique experience and legacy inherited from the well-known and successful Nanyang Technological University Chinese Mayors’ Class. It is the flagship programme of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It has trained over 1,200 mid- and senior Chinese government officials successfully for almost two decades. Building on the success of the existing Chinese Mayors’ Class, the Master of Public Administration in English has finally opened its door to the whole world.
  • A cross-national platform that connects and grooms future public administrators and leaders in Asia and around the world.
  • Extensive faculty resources with exceptional expertise and diversity that NTU shares with many different colleges.
  • Adjunct professors, who are current or former politicians or senior government officials in Singapore, may lecture in some courses and seminars. These courses emphasise on practicality and hands-on experience.
  • Students from different countries can learn from one another and share different cultural perspectives.
  • We equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills and hands-on experience in public administration, management and policy-making, which enables future leaders from different countries to share a global vision.
  • An extensive network of over 15,000 NCPA Alumni in China
  • China study trip / Attachment: Tapping on our extensive human capital pool of Chinese officials from NTU in China, students will be meeting face-to-face with Chinese mayors and senior officials in meetings and discussion session, who are our Mayors’ Class alumni.

The English Master of Public Administration programme is a unique platform to groom and mentor next generation of public administrators and well prepare them to become future leaders in public sector. Please come join us in the English Master of Public Administration programme to connect to the future leaders in the world, and learn from and interact with renowned professors and Singapore senior government officials, and leaders in economics, policy management and business strategies in Asia, as well as exploring the best practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Public Sector Economics
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Public Strategic Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a strong Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • minimum of two years' or more of full-time work experience 
  • proficiency in English 

Each applicant's previous academic performance, work experience, and Statement of Purpose will be carefully reviewed by the University and the School.

TOEFL/IELTS is required for applicants if English was not the medium of instruction at tertiary level. The scores must be attained within 2 years prior to date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9556 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9556 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

13000 S$


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