International students from developing countries can apply for the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Scholarships at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) for AY 2022-2023
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Scholarships Japan
Students from developing countries as well as other eligible countries who wish to undertake Masters or Ph.D. programs at The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) for AY 2020-2022 may apply to 1 of several scholarships or fellowships allocated to GRIPS by various sponsoring organizations.
The scholarship and fellowship programs available through direct application to GRIPS are The Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT), Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP), Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), Japan–WCO Human Resource Development Program Scholarship, G-cube Fellowship, GRIPS Fellowship, and the ICHARM Research Assistantship.
The scholarships available when applying through a sponsoring organization are the Japanese Government-YLP-MEXT Scholarship, Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia, the Indonesian Government Scholarship for Linkage Master’s Program, JICA/Building Research Institute (BRI), JICA/Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Deadline: 28 Feb/6 March 2022 (Annual)
Study in: Japan
The course starts October 2022
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Field(s) of study:
Public Policy; Public Finance; Macroeconomic Policy; Economics, Planning and Public Policy; Disaster Management Policy; Maritime Safety and Security Policy; Japanese and Culture.
Number of Scholarships:
Students from developing countries as well as other eligible countries are mid-career public officials.
Over 90% of GRIPS students receive full scholarships. The scholarship covers a monthly stipend for living expenses such as food, clothing, and other daily expenses, as well as accommodation, transportation, medical treatment, insurance, and various miscellaneous expenses; application fee, admission fee, and tuition; and economy-class air tickets between the home country and Japan upon enrollment and upon completion of studies. Allowances and rules differ slightly for each scholarship.
The specific scholarship will be determined by GRIPS based on eligibility requirements imposed by the scholarship providers. GRIPS targets students who are mid-career public officials with strong leadership and managerial potential as well as individuals with strong academic capabilities who desire to be professional policy analysts or to pursue an academic career.
Candidates applying for Masters Programs and 5-year Ph.D. Programs must possess a Bachelors’s degree or its equivalent. Candidates applying for a 3-year Ph.D. Programs must possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent.
The eligibility criteria differ for each scholarship, see the 2022 GRIPS Scholarship Summary Page for eligibility criteria for each scholarship.
For candidates who wish to be considered for a scholarship who are residing outside Japan, the application deadlines for those applying directly to GRIPs are:
• 29 November 2022 for the 1-year Masters in Program of Public Policy (MP1); the 2-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2);
• 17 January 2022 for the Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis (PA), GRIPS Global Governance (G-cube), Security and International Studies Program (SISP), and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (STI); and the Masters in Economics, Planning and Public Policy Program (EPP);
• 28 February 2022 for the Masters in Public Finance Program (PF); and
• 6 March 2022 for the Ph.D. in Disaster Management Program (DM).
For those applying through sponsoring organizations (JICA, IMF, or Japanese embassies), the deadlines vary and applicants have to contact these organizations.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/admissions/expenses/
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