Invitation for Applications to Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship for Mid Career Training of Senior Officials

Invitation for Applications to Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship for Mid Career Training of Senior Officials

Fellowships for the 1-year Master in Public Management (MPM).

The LKY Fellowship provides an unparalleled opportunity for senior Sri Lankan officials to network with their counterparts in other Asian countries who are being groomed as future leaders.

The LKY Fellowship is arguably the most prestigious scholarship given to non-Singapore citizens by the Singapore Government.  Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the fellowship is valued in excess of USD 100,000 per student making it one of the most generous scholarships globally. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to public sector officials from across Asia to study one semester at the LKY School and a second at The Harvard Kennedy School. Moreover, LKY Fellows benefit from a five-week attachment with a Singapore Government Ministry or Statutory Board which aims to deepen candidates understanding of policy making and implementation in Singapore and encourage reflection on its relevance to their own country.

Every year a select group of around 20 to 25 senior officials from all over Asia come together in Singapore in January in the MPM classroom. This year we  have  admitted  a high profile classroom of senior government officials from  China, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to debate, analyze  and  share  ideas on how to exercise effective leadership and good governance in an increasingly complex and inter-dependent world.  The MPM 2011 cohort includes officers from the Indian Administrative Service, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of China and Vietnam, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Sri Lanka, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand, a Supreme Court Judge from the Philippines and the Executive Director of Greenpeace, SE Asia.

The typical LKY Fellow is an Asian government official or professional with over 8 years of work experience and a proven trajectory in positions of leadership, high-level decision making, and a strong commitment to public service. The official deadline for applications is June 30, 2011 for intake in January 2012.  Application details can be found on

Contact Ms. Hema Goyal (DID  +65 6601 1428 ; for more information

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