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INPUMA MPP Program

Master of Public Policy Program with Focus on Disability Policy

The IDPP offers fellowship opportunities for highly talented and motivated students interested in pursuing a career in disability and public policy to study at:

  • University of Malaya, International Institute on Public Policy and Management (INPUMA)
    - Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program

The IDPP offers fellowships, supported by The Nippon Foundation, to qualified students who are admitted into the INPUMA MPP program.


Fellowships are anticipated to include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing costs and a living stipend
  • Books and course materials
  • Technology equipment (e.g. computer, headset, Internet access, software)
  • Support services (e.g. personal assistant, sign language interpreters, assistive technologies)
  • Costs to participate in the IDPP Annual Meeting and two-week residency
  • Reimbursement of application fees to INPUMA MPP program

Please note that from the pool of qualified applicants for IDPP Fellowships, preference is given to applicants who are from an ASEAN country and are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard-of-hearing; and/or mobility impaired.

The INPUMA MPP program is currently residential; IDPP Fellows live on the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for at least two semesters and take face-to-face classes with INPUMA and IDPP faculty. Incoming IDPP Fellows participate in a two-week residency program on the University of Malaya campus before INPUMA MPP courses begin in Semester I.

The INPUMA MPP program is designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, regional, national and international levels. The interdisciplinary program equips candidates with the scientific knowledge and practical experience needed to advance public interest by making policy decisions on a rational basis and by implementing policy programs effectively.


The INPUMA MPP curriculum structure is:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Practice-Related
  • International

The MPP program, launched at INPUMA in 2005, is a comprehensive postgraduate program that integrates public policy formulation, analysis, evaluation and management. Students can complete the program in as short as two semesters and as long as eight semesters.

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