Double Master Degree in Public Policy and European Affairs (MPP-MEA)

Double Master Degree in Public Policy and European Affairs (MPP-MEA)


The self-funded, full-time, two-year Double Master Degree in Public Policy and European Affairs (MPP-MEA) is offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and the Sciences Po, School of Public Affairs. The programme will be a rewarding experience for students of both universities. Students applying to this single-track double master degree programme will have the opportunity to learn public policy skills and broad-based knowledge taught in one of the most globalised public policy schools in Europe. In their second year, they will be exposed to public policy concepts and frameworks taught through a distinctly Asian context in Singapore.

In addition to providing special curricular features and educational outcomes, the proposed programme will offer a unique framework for the development of specific professional skills focused on European and Asian markets. Specifically, students in their first year at Sciences Po will be able to develop professional skills specific to the European labour market through dedicated activities and fairs organised by Sciences Po’s Career Services. In their second year, they will be able to assess the opportunities and services – including internships – available through Career Services at LKYSPP. They would thus graduate with specific professional skills and knowledge of the respective labour markets in Europe and Asia.

Applicants have to fulfil the admission requirements for both universities in order to gain admission to this programme. Students are to apply through the Sciences Po Admissions System.

Applicants to the programme will be assessed by the admissions committee from both LKYSPP and Sciences Po. The admissions criteria will focus on their academic performance, analytical ability, language and communication skills and leadership. The admissions committees will jointly decide on the offers to be made.

Required Documents

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an online application. The following documents (in soft copies) are required when submitting an application.

  • • Online application form
  • • Official academic transcript and certificates
  • • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • • A score of 600 (TOEFL paper-based test), 100 (TOEFL internet-based test) or 7.0 (IELTS academic test), is preferred.*
  • • Personal Statement
  • • Two reports of reference

*TOEFL/IELTS test score is mandatory for all applicants except those with a bachelor degree conducted entirely in English.

Applicants must understand and agree that upon admission, all students must read one language course, either a European or an Asian language.



The MPP-MEA curriculum comprises core modules that are complemented by a wide range of specialisation modules and electives.

Year 1 in Sciences Po

Core Modules

  • • Public Economics
  • • Constitutional Foundations of the European Union
  • • The Political System of the European Union in a Time of Crisis
  • • Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation
  • • Economics of European Integration
  • • The Law of the Internal Market
  • • Ethics and Public Policy

Electives Module

Students are able to select five electives modules. Please visit Sciences Po for the full list of electives modules.

Language Course*


Comparative Study of Asia & Europe (to be completed over the entire duration of the programme).

Year 2 in LKYSPP

Core Modules

  • • The LKY School Course
  • • Quantitative Research Methods for Public Policy

Electives Module

Students may select eight free elective modules. These may include:

  • • Econometrics for Public Policy Analysis
  • • Liveable and Sustainable Cities — A Singapore Case Study
  • • Social Welfare in East Asia

Please visit this page for a full list of LKYSPP electives.

Language Course*



Comparative Study of Asia & Europe (to be completed over the entire duration of the programme).

* Students are expected to study the same language throughout the three semesters


The following tuition fees are applicable for Academic Year 2018. Please note that fees are subject to change.

  1st year at Sciences Po
Students whose tax residence is in the European Economic Area Students whose tax residence is not in the European Economic Area

€0 to €14,100


2nd Year at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents1 International Students Subsidised Fees2 Full Tuition Fees Without Subsidy3




* Students who have previously enjoyed government subsidy or sponsorship by a Singapore government agency (such as scholarships offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards) in a graduate programme will not be eligible for Ministry of Education (MOE) subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be liable to pay “Non-Subsidised Fees”, inclusive of prevailing GST. For example, students who had previously enjoyed subsidies/scholarship in a Master programme and had attained the Master degree will not be eligible for subsidies in another programme at Master or lower level.


Contact Information

If you have any other queries or would like to receive a copy of our programme brochure, please submit your request via our query form at the school’s website. Alternatively, you may also speak to our admissions officers at +65 6516 8004.