Fellowship Admission Requirements for MPP Program at University of Malaya INPUMA
Applicants must have a commendable bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00. Candidates completing their final year of undergraduate studies may apply for IDPP fellowships to pursue the INPUMA MPP program. However, applicants may only attend the MPP program upon full completion of their undergraduate studies.
Required Application Materials:
Copy of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
An original essay of no more than 1,000 words (approximately two pages single-spaced) describing your work experience, career goals, and reasons for pursuing a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on disability policy
For applicants from non-English speaking countries who have previously taken the IELTS or TOEFL exam, one of the following is required:
Copy of official IELTS score of at least 6.0
Copy of official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based test); 213 (computer-based test); 80 (internet-based test)
An online English language proficiency exam administered by University of Malaya's Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) may be scheduled between March - August 2014 for applicants who do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score available at this time and submit all other application requirements above.
The English language proficiency exam administered by UMCCed may also be taken in person during the Fall 2014 semester for applicants who do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score available and are conditionally admitted to the INPUMA MPP program.
Qualified applicants who have not yet obtained an English language proficiency score may be given conditional admission if all other application requirements above are submitted by the deadline. Conditional admission status will be granted until the student is able to satisfy the English language requirement in the Fall 2014 semester given satisfactory coursework progress.
Application Procedure and Timeline:
STEP 1: Applicants who wish to be considered for an IDPP fellowship to pursue the INPUMA MPP program must first complete an online IDPP fellowship application. The application will be available on this page shortly.
IDPP fellowship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from 30 March - 23 May 2014.
Successful IDPP fellowships applicants will be conditionally admitted to receive an IDPP fellowship based on their full admission to the INPUMA MPP program.
STEP 2: Applicants who are conditionally admitted to receive an IDPP fellowship will be required to complete an application to the INPUMA MPP program at http://www.ips.um.edu.my.
Deadline for INPUMA MPP application is 30 May 2014.