Who can apply

Selection for Admission

The program offers fifteen to twenty positions primarily to qualified Asian students, but a limited number of Japanese and other nationals may also be admitted. In selecting and granting admissions, the program will target those who have a few years’ full-time working experience in economic or other public policy areas in government.

For detailed procedures for applications, selection and admissions, please see the application package.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ full-time working experience in economic or other public policy areas of government. And the applicant must hold the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree, meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Those who have graduated from universities or colleges which are stipulated in Article 52 of the School Education Law of Japan.
  • Those who have received a Bachelor’s degree under Article 68 of the School Education Law of Japan.
  • Those who have completed at least 16 years of education with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from accredited universities or colleges in countries other than Japan.
  • Those who are residing in Japan and those who have completed at least 16 years of education by taking courses offered by accredited universities or colleges outside of Japan through correspondence.
  • Those who have completed at least 16 years of education outside of Japan and university’s course in educational institutions accredited by the country authorities.
  • Those who have completed special course in special training school specifically designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology by the date designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • Those who are specially designated by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • Those who have been at universities or colleges for more than three years in Japan, or those who have completed 15 years of education with a B.A. or B.Sc. degree outside of Japan, and those whom the Admissions Committee of School of International and Public Policy (IPP) has judged to have acquired the academic competence equivalent to those who meet the above qualifications (1) through (4).
  • Those whom the Admissions Committee of IPP has judged to have the academic competence equivalent to those who meet the above qualifications (1) through (4) by individual admissions screening, and those whose age is over 22 years old or who will become 22 years old before academic year starts in October.
  • Those whom the Admissions Committee of IPP has, pursuant to its rules and regulations, judged to have the academic competence equivalent or above qualifications (1) through (4).

Note: Applicants who are eligible under items (8), (9) or (10) above must make an inquiry in a written form to the Office of Administration, the Asian Public Policy Program, about their qualifications by the end of November of the year of application.

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