Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM) has opened the applications for Master of Public Policy Class of 2024 (MPP2024). For the first time, the program will recruit policymakers, politicians, and government officials from Laos under Mekong - U.S. Partnership Program (MUSP).
Admitted students are granted a full scholarship by the U.S. Department of State, including:
- 100% Tuition fee for MPP – Policy Analysis concentration
- Housing & meal stipend of US$500/month for 15 months in Vietnam
- Settlement stipend of US$250
- One round trip airfare to HCMC
- Visa application for maximum of 2 years
- Medical insurance for maximum of 2 years
- A cultural briefing trip during the Orientation period
- Attend an Alumni engagement event, and series of policy seminars, workshops at Fulbright.
Applicants from Laos also have the chance to apply for an elective course held by the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management at Harvard University (USA).
The MUSP-MPP program are looking for policymakers, politicians, and government officials from Laos PDR who have a bachelor's degree and at least two (02) years' experience of working full time.
Admitted students are required to attend full-time classes at the Ho Chi Minh City campus of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (Fulbright University Vietnam) for a Master degree in Public Policy - Policy Analysis concentration.
For more details about the full scholarships for government officials from Laos:
The Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management has received a five-year grant of US$800,000 from the U.S. Department of State to launch Mekong-US Partnership- Master in Public Policy (MUSP-MPP) program. From now to 2026, MUSP MPP-PA brings 20 rising young public officials from Mekong countries, starting with Laos, to attend Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management at Fulbright University Vietnam for a Master degree in Public Policy - Policy Analysis. Graduates will obtain the Master in Public Policy degree issued by Fulbright University Vietnam.
The Fulbright School of Public Policy & Management is one of only 11 schools outside the United States, and the only one in South East Asia that have been fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). This is considered as the "gold standard" in public services education.
In addition to our core public policy expertise serving the Vietnamese government, the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management has demonstrated a strategic and long-standing track record and commitment to addressing key challenges of the Lower Mekong region through a variety of projects and initiatives such as Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI) to bring policy makers from Lower Mekong countries together to promote mutual learning and trust, and stimulate dialogue on public policies; and the Natural Capital Management Program (NCMP), our first program initiative of 2021-2022 is to address critical issues and policy responses in the Mekong Delta region.