• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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.

Overview

Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.

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. 

Graduates of this 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, development agencies and other regional and international organizations.

Content

Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are also required to take analytical foundation, core and seminar courses. Furthermore, current topics are introduced through special study series courses. Some of the subjects are provided jointly with our MBA program for more effective professional development. Students must submit a master's thesis or a research report to complete their degree.

Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers and senior administrators.

Programme Structure

Divisions:

  • International Public Administration
  • Public Health Management
  • Sustainability Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Development Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions at the time of application.

  • Have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a bachelor's program with a standard period of completion of at least 3 years.
  • Have completed or are scheduled to complete a 16-year standard education curriculum outside Japan.
  • Have completed a 15-year standard education curriculum outside Japan and have academic achievements determined to be outstanding by the university.
  • Be at least 22 years of age and have been individually screened by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26126 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26126 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Total Tuition: 2,800,000 JPY

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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