The Master’s Program in Economic and Public Policy from the University of Tsukuba has been offered for two decades, making it the university’s longest-running English-language degree program.
It has been recognized as a ‘flagship’ for the university’s internationalization and was awarded the 2013 University President’s Award for its long-term commitment to globalization of the university and excellence in education.
Established with funding from the Japanese government, World Bank and Asian Development Bank, the program offers full scholarships to professionals from developing countries who aspire to take leading roles in the economic and social development of their regions.
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- About 15 students are selected every two years for the program, from an applicant pool of up to 170. Scholars can choose one of two tracks — economic policy or public policy — depending on whether they want to develop skills in quantitative analysis and econometrics or crave a broader, multidisciplinary approach to economics that includes social and political dimensions.
- Faculty members include Motoko Shuto, who specializes in the fields of politics and international relations in Southeast Asia and transnational labor migration in East Asia, and Mari Minowa, a former economist with the World Bank who specializes in the fields of development economics, social sector policies in developing countries and the economics of Latin America.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The general qualifications required for admission into the graduate programs of our university are as follows. For applicants falling under the conditions marked with *, there will be an examination in order to verify the qualification prior to the general submission of applications. In the case of applications that fall under conditions marked with ? , such an examination may be required.
- For further information concerning the details of the admission examination, please contact the Department of Educational Promotion, Division of Educational Promotion (for night courses, please contact the Academic Service Office for Business Sciences).
International4103 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4103 EUR per year during 24 months.
National4103 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4103 EUR per year during 24 months.
¥535,800 / year
Living costs for Tsukuba
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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