The John Locke Graduate PPE Scholarship


We are pleased to be a partner with the CEVRO Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, to provide quality opportunities for students interested in the field of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

As part of this partnership, students are eligible to apply for the John Locke Graduate PPE Scholarship, which provides a partial tuition fee waiver to complete CEVRO’s Masters in PPE program.


Program overview

This program is taught entirely in English and is conceptualised by renown academics from leading institutions such as Duke University and George Mason University in the United States. Previous instructors have included Prof. Peter Boettke, Prof Michael Munger and Prof David Schmidtz. Students not only get to learn from these academics, they also benefit from short-term research attachments or fellowships with partner organisations all over the world.


This program provides one with a deep understanding of economic and political processes, how they interact, and how they may be applied to understand contemporary issues. PPE graduates typically go on to take up positions in government, academia, journalism, public policy research or consultancy. The academic team at CEVRO Institute is also connected to research-based think tanks in the United States which previous graduates have gone on to be employed at.

Scholarship provided


This scholarship is available to up to two local Singaporean students a year, to be selected by a committee at the Adam Smith Center. Scholars will be provided a partial tuition fee waiver, opportunities to present research at various colloquia and a wide network of academic scholars. Scholars are also obligated to present their research and their overseas learning experience at a local colloquium organised by the Adam Smith Center.


Eligibility criteria


  • Be a Singaporean citizen or permanent resident
  • Possess an undergraduate degree in a related field of study (typically, humanities and the social sciences
  • Express an interest to pursue academia, government or policy work after completion of the MA

How to apply

We accept applications all year on a rolling basis, however, students should be aware of the academic calendar used by the institute. Interested candidates will need to send in their CV, cover letter expressing their interest in the program and future career plans, and past educational transcripts (including undergraduate and pre-university certificates) to