Admission Information
Academic Requirement:
  • Must have a bachelor degree (minimum four years of study) from any recognized university in Bangladesh/Nepal/Sri Lanka or abroad;
  • At least second class (or CGPA 2.75 on a 4 point scale) in all exams;
  • Candidate with a background in social science is preferred;
  • Candidate with first classes in bachelor/master degree and first divisions or GPA of 5.0 in the S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate) and H.S.C. (Higher Secondary School Certificate) exams is strongly preferred.
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in civil service, academic and research organizations, NGOs, and bilateral and multilateral donor agencies;
  • For civil servants, the requirement of work experience can be relaxed.
Other Requirements:
  • Maximum age limit is 45 years;
  • Approval of Deputation/Study Leave from his/her employer;
  • Professional Goal Statement describing the utility and usefulness of the MPPG degree to his/her place of work;
  • Publications in a recognized/peer-reviewed journal can add extra value for admission;
  • Language Proficiency (optional):
    • TOEFL- Minimum score acceptable: 550/213 (paper-based)
    • IELTS- Minimum score acceptable: 6.0
  • Language proficiency requirement is not mandatory but can add extra value for admission.
The requirement for Self-Financed Candidates:
  • At least a bachelor or equivalent degree;
  • Tuition and other fees are applicable as per NSU rules.
  • One intake each year. Admission circular is given usually in websites and daily newspapers (The Daily Star, Daily Prothom Alo);
  • 12 students (9 from Bangladesh, 2 from Nepal and 1 from Sri Lanka) are taken in each batch;
  • Eligible candidates are career civil servants, executives from NGOs, academics, and researchers. Fresh graduates can apply only in self-finance category;
  • A written admission test is taken on English, General Knowledge, Analytical Skills and Basic Mathematics (total 80 marks);
  • A viva-voce exam (total 20 marks) is taken for the selected candidates in the written test;
  • The Viva board usually consists of representatives from each partner institution of Norway, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Admission Timelines (Tentative):
  • Admission Circular: December
  • Application: December-January
  • Written Test: February
  • Viva-Voce: February
  • Final Selection: February
  • Submission of Leave Approval: April
  • Class Starts: April
Admission Guideline:

MPPG Admission Test Preparation Guideline