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Fellowship Application

2015 IDPP Fellowship Application Requirements

The IDPP expects to offer fellowships, supported by The Nippon Foundation, to pursue one of the following master's degree programs at IDPP partner universities:

  • Master of Public Policy
    Learning Modality: Residential Program
    Institution: University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Components
    Institution: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program
    Institution: Multimedia University, Malaysia

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0. If you are completing your final year of undergraduate studies, you may still apply for an IDPP Fellowship if you will receive your bachelor’s degree before the start of Semester I courses for the master's degree program to which you are applying.


Application Procedure

Step 1:
Persons who wish to be considered for an IDPP Fellowship must first complete an online IDPP Fellowship application. The IDPP Fellowship Committee will review applications on a rolling basis, and will select qualified candidates to be approved for a fellowship. Approval for a fellowship does not guarantee award of a fellowship, nor does it indicate admission into a master's degree program.

Before being awarded an IDPP Fellowship, applicants must follow Step 2 below and receive successful admission into the master's degree program to which you are applying at an IDPP partner university.

Please contact the IDPP Fellowships Team for inquiries on 2015 admission cycles.

Step 2:
For applicants who are approved to receive an IDPP Fellowship, the second step is to submit a formal application for admission directly to one of the master's degree programs below. All IDPP partner universities have their own entrance requirements and will conduct their regular competitive admissions process. Applicants may be accepted into a master's degree program based on their own merits.

Any persons who have been approved for an IDPP Fellowship AND are selected for admission into one of the master's degree programs below may then be formally notified of the fellowship award.

  • Master of Public Policy
    Learning Modality: Residential Program
    Institution: University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Component
    Institution: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Component
    Institution: Multimedia University, Malaysia

Deadlines

The deadlines for submitting an IDPP Fellowship application vary based on the master's program to which you are applying:

23 March: Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics at Ateneo de Manila University
20 April: Master of Public Policy at University of Malaya
18 May: Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies) at Multimedia University

NOTE: The deadlines listed above are firm deadlines. No extensions will be granted under any circumstance. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the IDPP Fellowships Committee.


Required Application Materials

  • Submission of IDPP Fellowships online application.

  • Copy of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended with the official grading system and English translation included.

  • Copy of certificate of graduation or diploma for bachelor's degree with English translation included.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources. At least one letter must come from an academic source, and at least one other letter must come from a professional source. Letters from family members or friends cannot be accepted.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.

  • An original essay of no more than 1,000 words (approximately two pages single-spaced) describing your work experience and career goals in disability policy. Please include your reasons for pursuing one of the master’s degree programs above.

  • For applicants from non-English speaking countries who have previously taken the IELTS or TOEFL exam, one of the following is required:
     

    • An official IELTS score of at least 6.0 is required for those applying to the University of Malaya or Ateneo de Manila University programs.
    • An official IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required for those applying to the Multimedia University program.
    • An official TOEFL score of at least 551 (paper-based test); 213 (computer-based test); 80 (internet-based test) is required for all programs.
  • For applicants who have not taken the IELTS or TOEFL exam, an alternate English language proficiency exam may be available for applicants who do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score at this time AND submit all other application requirements above.

Please contact the IDPP Fellowships Team with any inquiries.

Click here to APPLY NOW and begin the registration process.

IDPP Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants contingent upon renewal of grant funding.