24 months
12797 USD/year
12797 USD/year
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The International Cooperation Policy Master's program from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional and local perspectives.

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Graduates of International Cooperation Policy Master's program from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)  work in industries in or dealing with the Asia Pacific region, national and local governments in Japan and around the world.

As the program attracts students of diverse backgrounds from all over the world, students easily develop extensive personal networks during their course of studies. Such networks serve as valuable assets even after graduation.world, development agencies and other regional and international organizations.


  • International Public Administration (IPA)

The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations.

  • Sustainability Science (SS)

- Includes the Dual-Degree IMAT Program (one year in Japan, one year in Germany!)The Sustainability Science (SS) division focuses on the application of science for achieving the goals of sustainable development. This division analyzes the planning and implementation of policies and actions that deal with the relationship between society and nature with the ultimate goal to create a sustainable future for all.

  • Tourism and Hospitality (TH)

Tourism is a fast-growing economic sector that transforms societies and communities in the Asia Pacific region. The Tourism and Hospitality (TH) division look at various aspects of mass tourism and alternative tourism, as well as the economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts of tourism on societies and communities.

  • Development Economics (DE)

The Development Economics (DE) division is aimed at those who are interested in the socio-economic issues of the developing world. The study in this division enables students to improve their critical and analytical skills in many areas of development economics, including industrial development, social development, political development, rural development, and poverty alleviation. Students are also able to enhance their professional and practical skills related to international development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation
  • International Organizations
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Community Development
  • Environment and Natural Resources Conservation
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Community Based Tourism
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Development Finance
  • Macroeconomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications   

Applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university (3- or 4-year).   

Requirement 2: English Language Proficiency   

Minimum English proficiency requirements:   

TOEFL iBT Test - 85 points   

IELTS - 6.5   

TOEIC Test - 800 points   

PTE Academic - 58 points   

Cambridge English Language Assessment – 176     


Has graduated from an undergraduate program with the medium of English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25594 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    12797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25594 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
Total Tuition: 2,800,000 JPY


1) APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

The APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship is available to all eligible applicants.   

2)   Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarships 

3) External Scholarships


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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