Enquiry for Admissions 2021-22

Admissions at ISPP

At the Indian School of Public Policy, we look for applicants who have not just demonstrated academic excellence, but found ways to engage with society, and issues beyond the classroom. Our unique multi-tiered screening process is designed to select outstanding and versatile candidates who reflect the values and ethos of ISPP.

Every year, we take exemplary scholars from across the country to be part of our unique and immersive one-year program in Public Policy, Design and Management. Join our next batch and build your legacy.

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ISPP’s postgraduate program requires all applicants to hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Application Process

Securing admission to ISPP is a four step process. Click the link below to get started!

Got Questions?

Get in touch with ISPP’s admissions team for queries and support.


ISPP is looking for a diverse, intellectually curious and socially conscious student body, open to a wide variety of career options related to public policy – be it in government, corporates, or civil society organisations. The program is open for Indian nationals only. Applicants are encouraged to apply from across disciplines and career fields.

ISPP has three application cycles, on rolling basis, candidates are highly recommended to apply as early as possible. This may also affect the overall possibility of getting accepted to the program and securing a scholarship, if need be.

For the 2021-22 academic year, ISPP has provided detailed, step-by-step instructions on the application process in our brochure. Candidates are advised to start the process by creating an account. Please note that ISPP will be unable to process your applications until all the relevant and necessary documents are submitted, including those for financial aid/bursaries. However, if there are any technical or process-related queries, do write to our team at contact@ispp.org.in.

For more information, download our brochure or browse our list of frequently asked questions."

ISPP’s application cycle for the Class of 2021-22 opens on 21 January 2021. If you have already registered for the program, please wait for the admissions team to revert with a customised username and password. In case you are yet to do so, then register now and get started!

Application deadlines are as given below.

Round-wise Timelines Open Close First Installment Deadline
Round 1 21 January 2021 01 March 2021 23 May 2021
Round 2 15 March 2021 15 April 2021 26 June 2021
Round 3 01 May 2021 15 June 2021 14 July 2021

“ISPP’s tuition fee for the 2021-22 academic year is INR 800,000 (exclusive of GST).

Our financial grants and bursaries support outstanding candidates with demonstrated excellence both, inside and outside the classroom.

Candidates may apply for a scholarship during the application process itself. ISPP also provides assistance in securing educational loans. For more information please read our brochure.

Kindly note, any decision made by ISPP’s financial aid committee is final, binding, and non-negotiable."

Financial aid-process

Step 1: Applicants self-report their financial situation along with the supporting documents in the financial-aid form available in their respective application account.

Step 2: The financial aid application has to be submitted along with the application form. In case the financial aid application is submitted after the deadline of the admission round in which the applicant has applied, it will not be taken into consideration.

Step 3: The information and the supporting documents submitted by applicants in the financial-aid form is thoroughly reviewed by the Financial-Aid Committee. The Committee may seek additional information and supporting documents from applicants, if required.

Step 4: The Financial-Aid Committee assesses the financial-aid applications of applicants and makes a decision.

The financial-aid decision is made on the basis of applicants’ adjusted household income that takes into account the income of all the members of their households, fixed assets, financial assets, financial liabilities and any other significant expense currently incurred by their households. Applicants should ensure that the information provided by them for financial-aid is true and accurate and is backed up by supporting documents.

Please note: All the decisions of the financial-aid committee are non-negotiable. The committee & the institution reserve the right to conduct background verification checks for any candidate at any time before the admission process and/or during the academic year. ISPP also reserves the right to withdraw or modify the financial-aid with change in financial circumstances of the applicant.


ISPP's year-long programme in Public Policy, Design, and Management is open to any individual who holds an undergraduate degree from Indian / foreign colleges, regardless of discipline. While work experience in relevant domains is preferred, exceptional candidates without any formal experience would be considered. Numerical and language proficiency are desired qualities in a successful applicant.

To apply, applicants must register first and complete ISPP's admissions form after receiving a customised username and password.

Please note: This program is only available to Indian nationals and that ISPP reserves the right to offer and/or revoke admissions and scholarships to applicants at any time."

Application Process

To apply, prospective applicants must register first and apply using the customised username and password sent to them. Applicants would then need to follow the instructions on our application portal available from 21 January 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The brochure will be sent to you along with the username and password.

Got Questions?

In case there are any questions regarding the programme, the application process, or the eligibility criteria, please take a look at our list of frequently asked questions. Candidates may also feel free to reach out to the admissions team at any time. ISPP's admissions advisors are ready to help and counsel prospective students through email - contact@ispp.org.in, or phone - +91 7303200363.

ISPP's admissions office and advisors are available from Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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