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Public Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #11 (QS) Singapore, Singapore
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.
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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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

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.
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13000 S$

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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