Programs

Luksic Scholarship at LSE — Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Full scholarship opportunity for Chilean students admitted to the MPA program at LSE

Applications: Closed

Application

Applications: Closed

Location

London, UK

Eligibility

Chilean students admitted to the MPA program at LSE

About the Program

The Luksic Scholarship for Public Service at the London School of Economics for a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) has been established to support the creation of trained leaders and experts with a public vocation, based on specific competencies and experiences that allow individuals to generate change in their professional environment.

The School of Public Policy’s mission acknowledges the history of public policy and public service that has been at the heart of LSE since its inception, which was in the year 1895.

A total of 2 Scholarships are available for Chilean candidates who are accepted onto the MPA program at LSE. This degree combines methodological discipline and practical application and is designed to equip early-stage professionals with the core analytical skills, practical tools and professional experience to be able to address real-world policy challenges. Students will then apply their skills to real-world scenarios through the completion of a six-month Capstone Project with an external client.

Program Duration: 2 years.

Program Location: London, United Kingdom.

Applicant Characteristics and Eligibility: Upper second-class honors (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline. There is no formal requirement for previous professional work experience, but students starting the MPA normally have one year of professional experience and many have two or more years of experience. For eligibility requirements, please refer to LSE’s MPA program page.

Application Period for the MPA Program: Individuals who wish to apply to the MPA program at LSE, may apply to the program from October 2023 onwards. Applications for this program are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the program will close once it becomes full.

Application Period for the Luksic Scholarship (via LSE): In order to be considered for the Luksic Scholarship for this program, Chilean candidates must submit the School of Public Policy Scholarships Application Form (additional information available on the LSE’s SPP website) even if they have not yet received a response to their admissions application. Once this application has been submitted, the team at LSE will consider applicants for the Scholarship based on the information provided. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic period closed on Monday, January 23rd, 2023, and will reopen in 2024. The Luksic Scholarship will be available for the next two academic cycles: 2023/24 and 2024/25.

LSE exclusively manages the application, selection, and allocation of funding processes without any input or participation from the Luksic Scholars Foundation.

Scholarship Coverage: The Luksic Scholarship is a comprehensive funding package for Chilean candidates that provides full tuition coverage and a monthly stipend, based on a cost of living analysis, to cover living expenses for the entire program duration (18 months). It also includes a one-off payment once Scholars register for their classes at LSE to retroactively cover the costs involved in arriving and installing themselves in London (i.e. flight costs, accommodation deposits, NHS surcharge etc.).

Scholarship Eligibility: The Luksic Scholarship is available for Chilean applicants who demonstrate:

  • a commitment to public service in the applicant’s future career with a compelling rationale for choosing this vocation; and
  • their potential to become a future expert and leader in their field, and thereby generate positive change for Chile; and
  • previous academic excellence, evidenced by grades from previous university study and supported by references from previous professors

Preference may be given to those applicants who can demonstrate a professional background, or other experiences, that strongly suggest potential for innovation and original thinking coupled with demonstrated success. Preference will be given to those applicants who, without a Luksic Scholarship would otherwise lack the financial means to study at the LSE School of Public Policy. The awarding process will seek to balance applicants from different regional areas of Chile.

>> Information session: An information session was organized between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and LSE that took place on November 22nd, 2022. It included a presentation from the School of Public Policy, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording here.

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Candidates will be awarded scholarships and/or funding directly from the university to which they apply. The university is exclusively responsible for selection and admissions decisions, and does so at its complete discretion and, subject only to the eligibility conditions established by the respective program. The Luksic Scholars Foundation has no participation or influence in the application processes, admissions decisions, or awarding of scholarships.

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