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Public Policy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #22 (QS) ,
The Master of Public Policy at The University of Tokyo strives to cultivate future professionals who will be successful on the global scale with a global perspective.

About

The Master of Public Policy at The University of Tokyo internationally competitive curriculum is bolstered with an academic environment unique to Japan. In addition, the option of enrolling in a Double Degree Program provides students with the opportunity of pursuing a degree at both the University of Tokyo and other world-class Graduate Schools. MPP/IP provides an environment where students can broaden their horizon through the Double Degree Program or through courses that address Asia-specific issues.

With scholarship opportunities provided by:

  • the World Bank
  • the Asian Development Bank
  • the International Monetary Fund, students from abroad, especially from the Asian region, can receive financial support.

Accreditation

The University of Tokyo, also known as "Todai" was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Modern Japanese Diplomacy
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Application form 
  • Proof of Bachelor's degree 
  • Official transcripts 
  • Proof of English proficiency 
  • Research work conducted by the applicant, such as a Bachelor's thesis, Honor's thesis or equivalent 
  • (graduates of Bachelor's programs with no research component will be given an essay assignment at the 
  • time of shortlisting) 
  • Proof of citizenship 
  • Two letters of recommendation by university academics 
  • Passport-sized photographs 
  • Proof of Examination Fee payment (the details regarding Examination Fee will be sent out at the time of shortlisting) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 535,800 yen/year

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 132901 - 208470 JPY/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) and Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees’ home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.

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