Admissions

Admissions

How to Apply

 

 

Before You Apply

For the details of each program, go to Degree Programs.

For information about funding including scholarships, go to Scholarships / Tuition and Fees

For the details of each scholarship provider, see Scholarship Eligibility and Details chart.

For deadlines, see Application Deadlines by Program

 

Application Eligibility

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

 

Paper-based Application (directly to GRIPS)

NEW

Applications for admission to GRIPS for 2023–2024 are now open.

 

To apply for any of the programs listed below, download our application guide and forms via the links below.

Important note: the application system has been changed. If you have old versions of the application-related documents (Online Application Guide 2023-2024 and related forms), please discard them and use the new versions, accessible via the links below.

 

  • Application Guide 2023–2024 (PDF)
  • Application Forms (PDF)(Word)
  • WCO Nomination Form (only for applicants for the Public Finance Program Customs course) (PDF)(Word)
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    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)
    • Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program (MSP) for externally funded or self-financed international applicants only

     

    Ph.D. Programs

     Five-year Ph.D. Program (minimum 3 years)

    • Policy Analysis Program (PA) 

     Three-year Ph.D. Programs

    • GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)
    • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (STI) 

     

     

    Step 0  Application Guide

    Download our Application Guide and read it carefully.

     

    Step 1  Register for entry

    To register, fill out and submit the Registration Form .

     

    Step 2  Submit your supporting documents

    Send the required supporting documents to the Admissions Office by post.

     

    Paper-based Application (directly to GRIPS)

    To apply for any of the following programs, download the application guide and form below

    • Economics, Planning and Public Policy Program (EPP): PDF Word (2023-2024 now open)
    • Disaster Management Program – Ph.D. (DM): PDF Word (2023-2024 now open)

     

    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 (Asia)

     

    Application required BOTH to the sponsoring organization and directly to GRIPS

    Attention: candidates who wish to apply for any of MP1/2, MEP, PA, G-cube or STI with a JICA scholarship

    Program Contact organization
    One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1) / Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)

     

     

     Department in your organization that is in charge of overseas study

    Macroeconomic Policy Program (MEP)
    Policy Analysis Program (PA)
    GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)
    Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (STI)

    Note: Candidates who wish to apply for any of MP1/2, MEP, PA G-cube, or STI with a JICA scholarship should apply BOTH to their local JICA office AND directly to GRIPS, before the deadlines for those two applications.

    As a candidate, you must be nominated to JICA by your organization, so please contact the department in your organization that is in charge of overseas study. Please do not contact the JICA office in your area directly.

     

     

     

    Note: GRIPS no longer accepts applications to the following three-year Ph.D. programs:

     • Public Policy Program (PP) 

     • Security and International Studies Program (SISP) 

     • State Building and Economic Development Program (SBED)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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