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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

[Announcement] PhD in Public Policy at GraSPP 2015年10月14日(水)

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[Announcement] PhD in Public Policy at GraSPP

The PhD program at GraSPP will successfully launch in April, 2016.

The application package for the PhD program will be released in the middle of November, 2015.

Schedule for Screening and Admission Decisions

Application period:

the middle of January, 2016

Interview (Applicants who passed the document screening process):

the middle of February, 2016

Announcement of Admitted Candidates:

the middle of March, 2016
Schedule to be fixed when the application package is released.

Field of Research

– International Finance and Development
– International Security

Annual Intake

6 places*
* About half of the 6 places will be recruited separately around June 2016.

Enrollment Date

September 23, 2016*
*Entry on April 1, 2016 can be acceptable.


Documentation Requirements (excerpt)

We advise you in advance the items to prepare for the application.

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants must submit either TOEFL or IELTS test score as a proof of English competency. (Note 1)

TOEFL or IELTS test must have been taken within two years of the time of the application’s arrival date. (Note 2)

Applicants must explicitly request the testing organization to submit the Official Score Report to the Graduate school of Public Policy early enough taking into consideration the time required for processing and handling.

TOEFL: TOEFL Official Score Report must be sent by ETS (Educational Testing Service) directly to the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (Institution Code: 8554). (The Examinee Score Report sent to applicants is not acceptable.) ETS will issue the Official Score Report only for PBT, CBT, or iBT taken within two years (ITP score is not acceptable).

IELTS: IELTS Academic module test report must be sent by the testing organization directly to the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo.

Note 1: The TOEFL or IELTS requirement does not apply to applicants as below.

  • A native speaker of English
  • An applicant who earned a bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, from an institution, where the primary language of the entire institution (not only your faculty or course) is English, in the U.K., Ireland, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia or New Zealand
    If you fall into the case as below, you are required to contact Admissions Office to assess your case.

    • An applicant who earned a bachelor’s degree, or the international equivalent thereof, from an institution, where the primary language of the entire institution (not only your faculty or course) is English in countries other than the U.K., Ireland, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Note 2: Applicants who have obtained, or are expected to obtain a professional degree from Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo can use the TOEFL or IELTS score submitted at the time of application for the professional degree program.

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test Official Score Report

Applicants must submit a GRE General Test Official Score.

GRE test must have been taken within five years of the time of the application’s arrival date. (Note 1)

Applicants must explicitly request the ETS to submit the Official Score Report to the Graduate school of Public Policy early enough taking into consideration the time required for processing and handling.

The Official Score Report must be sent by ETS (Educational Testing Service) directly to the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (Institution Code: 3944). (The Examinee Score Report sent to applicants is not acceptable.) ETS will issue the Official Score Reports only for tests taken within five years.

Note 1: Applicants who have obtained, or are expected to obtain a professional degree from Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo can use the GRE score submitted at the time of application for the professional degree program.

Official Proof of Graduation (or anticipated graduation)

One official document of graduation, certified with the seal/stamp of the university from which you earned your bachelor and master’s or professional degree.

Those who have not yet graduated from their course of study at the time of application are requested to submit an authorized statement of anticipated graduation.

Official Transcript

All official transcripts listing all courses and grades, certified with the seal/stamp of the university in which you are or were enrolled. Notes: The name of the degree awarded and the date of award should be contained in either the Official Proof of Graduation or the Official Transcript.

Copy of Master’s Thesis or its equivalent
Summary of Master’s Thesis or its equivalent (in English)
Two Letters of Reference

Contact Us

Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Tokyo
ppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp