Application Process

Interested applicants would apply individually or in a team of three
Applicants will be required to submit:

  • An online application
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 150 and 200 word essays regarding the urban-rural divide

All submissions would be assessed and 72 successful individuals will be shortlisted. Top 24 teams will be formed as followed:

  • Individual applicants who are shortlisted will be teamed up with a group of 3.
  • Team applicants will proceed in their own team.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in MPPC before.
  • Teams may constitute students from different universities, colleges or regions.

The top 24 teams shall compete in the Malaysian Public Policy Competition Residential Challenge.


Research and Preparation for Residential Challenge

The theme of the competition in the “Participant’s Info Pack” will be announced 2-3 weeks prior to the residential challenge.

i. The “Participant’s Info Pack” would consist of:

  • Guide on the thought processes
  • Public Policy making and presentation guidelines
  • Judging rubrics
  • Relevant reading materials
  • Itinerary

ii. A mentor would be assigned to each team for guidance purposes. Participants are expected to:

  • Initiate consultations with mentors from the early stage.
  • Consultations are likely to be done through google-hangouts; or
  • Physical meet up with the mentor is possible if mutually agreed upon by participants and mentors.

iii. Teams are required to:

  • Carry out at least 2 meetings physically or online prior to the Residential Challenge.
  • Prepared for their presentation slides in advance.
  • Modify their slides accordingly throughout the residential challenge.


MPPC Residential Challenge

The residential challenge details will be released soon!