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Public Policy and Taxation

Yokohama National University

24 months
4333 EUR/year
4333 EUR/year
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The primary motivation for the establishment of the Public Policy and Taxation program at the Yokohama National University stems from the belief that the absence of well-structured tax laws and functioning taxation systems is one of the major factors hindering economic development in developing countries.


Key facts:

  • The objectives of the Public Policy and Taxation program are: first, to help the students develop a basic understanding of public policy and taxation; second, to teach the concepts and methods of an entire taxation process through a practicum provided by Japan's National Tax Agency; and last, to offer specialized courses of study on various aspects of public policy and taxation which are most relevant to the students' home countries. 
  • The students at the Yokohama National University trained under this program are expected to return to their home countries to apply their acquired knowledge and skills towards improving public service in their respective ministries and government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematics for Economists 
  • Computing for Economists 
  • Basic Japanese
  • Special Topic Lectures 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Japanese Culture and Society 
  • Economic Systems 
  • Public Finance 
  • Public Economics 
  • Statistics
  • World Economy 
  • Global Economy and Multinational Corporations 
  • International Economics and Public Policy 
  • Environment and Development 
  • Tax Law of Japan 
  • Economic Development 
  • International Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following are the documents to be submitted in addition to the application form: 

  •  English Proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation: One must be from a supervisor at your workplace, and the other must be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained your bachelor’s degree. Each letter must be in a sealed envelope.
  • Official academic transcript: We only accept the official transcripts in a sealed envelope issued by your university or school.
  •  Statement of purpose (1,200 words or less): Be concise and specific in preparing your statement, giving information which will aid the selection committee in evaluating your potential for completing the program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4333 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4333 EUR per year during 24 months.

Tuition( Japanese yen): 535800 yen

Living costs for Yokohama

111200 - 165260 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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