Friday, February 21, 2020

[Master Degree] GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship 2020, Japan 2020 (Fully Funded)

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, or GRIPS, is an elite and highly selective research graduate school located in Minato, Tokyo. Funded by the Japanese Government, it has the status of national university.

Why Choose GRIPS?
  • You can select from a wide range of advanced degree options and specialize in an area that interests you.
  • You can combine discipline-specific learning with advanced training in leadership, interdisciplinary cooperation, and effective management.
  • You can study in English, learning from world-class academics and leading policymakers.
  • You can take advantage of extensive networking and mentoring and liaise with distinguished policymakers from all over the world through our alumni network of international professionals.
  • You will find a rich diversity in our student body, our faculty, and our curriculum.

Target Students
  • Mid-career public officials with strong leadership and managerial potential
  • Individuals with strong academic capabilities and the desire to be professional policy analysts or pursue an academic career

How to Apply:

Application procedures differ by program. Some programs require that you apply directly to GRIPS whereas others require that you apply through a sponsoring organization. Please see below for how to apply to each program.
Online Application (directly to GRIPS)
To apply for any of the following programs, download our Online Application Guide 2020-2021 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)
The World Bank has not yet informed us of the availability of the 2020/21 JJ/WBGSP (the World Bank scholarship), open to students in the Tax Course of the Public Finance Program. We will announce the availability as soon as the WB informs us.
  • 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.

Full scholarships are available for exceptionally qualified candidates who have been accepted for study at GRIPS. These scholarships are provided by the Japanese government (MEXT) and international organizations, as well as by GRIPS.

The specific scholarship will be determined by GRIPS based on the eligibility requirements imposed by the scholarship providers (see Scholarship Eligibility and Details chart). Please note that scholarships are allocated on a competitive basis and that only a limited number of scholarships are available.

What the scholarship covers
  • A monthly stipend which is intended to cover living expenses such as food, clothing, and other daily expenses, as well as accommodation, transportation, medical treatment, insurance, and various miscellaneous expenses related to your study at GRIPS. This stipend is fixed and cannot be increased to cover family members.
  • Application fee, admission fee, and tuition.
  • An economy-class air ticket from your home country to Japan upon enrollment at GRIPS and an economy-class air ticket from Japan to your home country upon completion of your studies at GRIPS.
*Allowances and rules differ slightly for each scholarship.

However, as the number of scholarships available is limited, we urge you to explore funding opportunities that are offered by outside sources, including your own government. The Japanese government also provides scholarships on an open and competitive basis through your local Japanese embassy. However, GRIPS no longer accepts applications under this category.

NOTE: just PF, WB, WCO program is open for scholarship now.

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