Why Choose GRIPS?

  • You can select from a wide range of advanced degree options and specialize in an area that interests you.
  • You can combine discipline-specific learning with advanced training in leadership, interdisciplinary cooperation, and effective management.
  • You can study in English, learning from world-class academics and leading policymakers.
  • You can take advantage of extensive networking and mentoring and liaise with distinguished policymakers from all over the world through our alumni network of international professionals.
  • You will find a rich diversity in our student body, our faculty, and our curriculum.


Target Students

  • Mid-career public officials with strong leadership and managerial potential
  • Individuals with strong academic capabilities and the desire to be professional policy analysts or pursue an academic career


Our International Programs

With the exception of the Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture, our international programs are conducted solely in English. Our academic year runs from October to September. For details about each program, please go to Degree Programs.


Master’s Programs

  • Young Leaders Program (YLP)
  • 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)
  • Public Finance Program (PF)
  • Economics, Planning and Public Policy Program (EPP)
  • Disaster Management Policy Program (DMP)
  • Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program (MSP)
  • Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture (JLC)


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)
  • Disaster Management Program(DM)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program(STI)
  • Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture (JLCD)



Master’s Programs and Five-year Ph.D. Programs

    A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Three-year Ph.D. Programs

    A master’s degree or its equivalent


Admissions and Deadlines

Admission is competitive and involves careful, holistic consideration of each candidate through both document screening and interviews. For candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship allocated through GRIPS, the application deadline is typically in November.


For further details on the application process, please go to How to Apply.




7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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