To all Applicants: Message from GRIPS President
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!
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.
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.
- 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
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.
|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)|
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
|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)