Fees & Scholarships

Apart from the fees payable to the university, including application, matriculation and tuition fees (mentioned above), the other costs of participating in the Program consist of round-trip airfare, housing, books and other study materials (including a personal laptop computer) and other living expenses. For planning purposes, the monthly cost of a small off-campus apartment in the suburbs of Tokyo ranges from Yen 50,000-60,000 (with a certain lump sum, up-front payment) upward. A personal computer with necessary software will cost from around Yen 100,000. Books and other study materials, and other living expenses may amount to Yen 80,000 per month.

The APPP has no independent fund for student scholarships. However, several scholarships funds are available for those studying at APPP. These include JDS Scholarships (available for public sector officials in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam), Japan-IMF Scholarship Program (for macroeconomics related policy officials in most Asian countries), and Asian Development Bank Scholarship Program (for officials from ADB borrowing member countries), Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology Scholarship program (MEXT) can also finance the study at APPP and may be extended to cover attendance at PhD program. . In addition, scholarships are offered by the World Bank and by some Asian governments for their government officials.

The staff of the APPP work closely with these scholarship sponsor organizations in the selection of scholarship grantees. Sources of funding should be explored as early as possible (e.g. through contacts with the personnel departments of the public sector institution that you currently work at, as we put priority on students who are sent from their home institutions). The website and offices of the Japanese Embassy (for MEXT), the resident representatives of JICA (for JDS), the resident offices of international organizations (for IMF and ADB) also provide information. Applicants who are in search for scholarships are strongly suggested to contact the Program Manager as early as possible for counseling and advice, so that scholarships are secured prior to formal application to the program. Please note that typical deadline for scholarship applications are November or December of the year prior to the beginning of the academic year.



Available for nationals of developing country members of the Asian Development Bank. Please refer to the ADB website for detailed qualifications. For applicants under the ADB scholarship, this application package should be used in stead of the standard application.


Available for officials of developing and emerging Asian countries working in central banks and economic agencies. Please refer to the above website for detailed qualifications.

JDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for Bangladesh and Vietnam

Available for officials from Bangladesh and Vietnam.


Available for officals from Sri Lanka.


APPP is able to offer a limited number of Government of Japan MEX-PGP scholarships directly - unlike regular MEXT scholarships described in the webpage above, you do not have to apply through the Japanese Embassy, though the conditions and benefits of the scholaraship is essentially the same as that offered through the regular scholarship. In awarding the scolarship, APPP will favor officials from central banks, financial supervisory agencies, economics related ministries (Finance, Planning, etc.) and policy research institutions from Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines and Thailand, as well as Korea and Singapore, who have strong academic background and research interest. The scholarship may be extended for a further three years if the scholar is accepted into the Ph.D. Program at the Graduate School of Economics of Hitotsubashi University.