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:

https://fsppm.fulbright.edu.vn/en/admissions/musp-mpp/

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.

Fulbright University Vietnam 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 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. The program will provide skills to increase local capacity while enhancing trust and building cooperative relationships among the participating countries and young public sector professionals.

The MUSP-MPP will be open to three cohorts from Laos with six (06) fellows in the first year, and seven (07) fellows in subsequent year. A wide range of carefully curated activities will occur over a 15-month period commencing on October 2022. At the end of the 5 years, 20 participants will have obtained the Master Degree in Public Policy.

Participants will be trained as leaders for their countries in areas of Mekong interest using the same pedagogical tools used in American universities. In addition to language skill proficiency, participants will be prioritized for selection based on future leadership potential, including potential to lead on key cross-cutting Mekong sub-regional policy issues.

The U. S. Department of State through participating country Embassies will be actively engaged in selecting the most promising public officials . Through classes, seminars, and cultural activities, these candidates will be exposed to modern policy frameworks and approaches inspired by top institutions in the US. This program is a part of efforts to reinforce trust between Lower Mekong countries and the United States to ensure regional unity and stability.

The Fulbright School of Public Policy & Management (FSPPM) is one of only eleven 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.

Recently, Fulbright University Vietnam has received a five-year programmatic grant of US$1 million from two companies, Galaxy Studio and Dragon Capital to launch “Natural Capital Management” Program (NCMP) . For the first annual topic of the 5-year plan, the gift will propel FSPPM to address critical issues and policy responses in the Mekong River Delta region. Specifically, Fulbright and FSPPM will advance their teaching, and research on the following key priorities: agriculture transformation, energy, air pollution and public health, climate change, flooding, regional infrastructure, and transboundary cooperation. The MUSP-MPP blends perfectly with the NCMP and will create synergy to overcome the challenge of transboundary cooperation.