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Fellowship Application

IDPP Fellowship Application Requirements for MPP Program
at University of Malaya INPUMA

In order to apply for an IDPP Fellowship to pursue the INPUMA MPP program, 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 1 September 2014.


Application Procedure and Timeline

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 the INPUMA MPP program.

Before being awarded an IDPP Fellowship, applicants must follow Step 2 below (complete an INPUMA MPP application) and receive successful admission into the MPP program.

Deadline for Fall 2014 IDPP Fellowship applications is 20 May 2014.

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 the INPUMA MPP program. The INPUMA MPP application will be available on 31 March 2014. The deadline for Fall 2014 INPUMA MPP applications is 30 May 2014.  

INPUMA has its own entrance requirements and will conduct its regular competitive admissions process. Applicants may be accepted into the MPP program based on their own merits.

Any persons selected for admission into the INPUMA MPP program that have been approved for an IDPP Fellowship will then be formally notified of the fellowship award.


Required Application Materials

  • Copy of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended

  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources
    (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, 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)

    • For applicants from non-English speaking countries who have not taken the IELTS or TOEFL exam, an accessible 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.

NOTE: INPUMA may grant conditional admission to qualified applicants who have not yet obtained an English language proficiency score if all other INPUMA MPP application requirements are submitted by INPUMA's 30 May 2014 deadline. Conditionally admitted students will be required to fulfill the English language requirement during the Fall 2014 semester and maintain satisfactory coursework progress before full admission to the MPP program is granted.

Please contact the IDPP Fellowships Team with any inquiries.

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