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Admissions

How to Apply

To all Applicants: Message from GRIPS President 

 

Dear applicants,

 

Thank for you to those who have applied, and thank you all for your interest in GRIPS. At present there are some hurdles to be cleared, since the emergence of new variants is making it ever more difficult to contain this pandemic, and as a result, Japan still has some border controls in place. However, I encourage you think positively and proceed with your plans.

 

Once you are accepted to GRIPS, even if you cannot come to Japan physically for some Covid-19 related reasons, we are fully prepared to provide you with a GRIPS education regardless of your whereabouts. If you are unable to travel to Japan, we will provide

on-line classes, which we have developed and refined during the past year and a half in response to initial waves of the pandemic. For those of you who are in Japan, we will provide classroom lectures—or perhaps hybrid classes with both face-to-face and remote formats. Whatever your circumstances, we will make sure that you will receive a GRIPS education, including the extensive guidance offered by our university, just like that received by our current students and our graduates before them.

 

So, please focus on career success, and if you haven’t done so already, apply to GRIPS now!

                 

                  President

                  National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

 

 

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

 

Online Application (directly to GRIPS)

Online applications for 2022-2023 admission have been closed.

 

To apply for any of the following programs, download our Online Application Guide 2022-2023 and follow the 3 steps listed below.

 

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)

We are happy to announce that the World Bank Scholarship (JJ/WBGSP) is now open to students in our 2022-2023 Public Finance Program Tax Course.

  • 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  Online Application Guide

Download our Online Application Guide 2022-2023 and read it carefully. 

 

Step 1  Online Entry Form

Fill out and submit the Online Entry Form. The Admissions Office will send you an ID and a password by e-mail.

 

Step 2  Online Application Form

Use your ID and password to access GRIPS’ portal, G-way. Complete and submit the Online Application Form. 

 

Step 3  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 (2022-2023 closed)
  • Disaster Management Program – Ph.D. (DM): PDF Word (2022-2023 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 (Asia)

 

Application required BOTH to the sponsoring organization and directly online 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 online 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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