How to Apply

Application procedures differ by program. Some programs require that you apply directly to GRIPS whereas others require that you apply through a sponsoring organization. Please see below for how to apply to each program.

For details about each program, go to Degree Programs.

For information concerning funding including scholarships, go to Fees & Tuition Expenses.

For deadlines, see Application Deadlines by Program and Funding Source.


Online Application (directly to GRIPS)

Online application for 2016-2017 has been closed.

Download our Online Application Guide 2016-2017 and apply online.


Master’s Programs

  • One-year Master‘s Program of Public Policy (MP1) 
  • Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)
  • Macroeconomic Policy Program (MEP) (One year Program or Two year Program) for externally funded or self-financed applicants only
  • Public Finance Program (PF)


Ph.D. Programs

 Five-year Ph.D. Programs

  • GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)
  • Policy Analysis Program (PA) 

 Three-year Ph.D. Programs

  • Public Policy Program (PP) 
  • Security and International Studies Program (SISP) 
  • State Building and Economic Development Program (SBED)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (STI) 


Paper-based Application (directly to GRIPS)

Download the application guide and form for your program below.

  • Economics, Planning and Public Policy Program (EPP): PDF Word (2016 closed)
  • Disaster Management Policy Program – Master’s Water (DMP) for externally funded or self-financed applicants onlyPDF Word  (2016 closed)
  • Disaster Management Program – Ph.D. (DM): PDF Word (2016 closed)
  • Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture – Ph.D. (JLCD): Guide(PDF) Forms(PDF) (Word) (2016 closed)


Apply through the sponsoring organization

Contact the relevant sponsoring organization for further details.

Program Contact organization
Young Leaders Program (YLP) Embassy of Japan
Macroeconomic Policy Program (MEP) IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Disaster Management Policy Program (DMP) JICA Office or Embassy of Japan
Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program (MSP) JICA Office or Embassy of Japan
Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture – Master’s (JLC) Japan Foundation Office or Embassy of Japan
Disaster Management Program – Ph.D. (DM) AUN/SEED-Net

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