Friday, August 13, 2021

[Master and PhD Degree] GRIPS Japanese Government Scholarship 2022-2023, Japan (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.

1. Online Application (directly to GRIPS)

Online applications for 2022-2023 admission are now open.

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)
  • 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)
    • Security and International Studies Program (SISP)
    • 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.
2. 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

NOTE: GRIPS no longer accepts applications to the following three-year Ph.D. programs:

  • Public Policy Program
  • State Building and Economic Development Program (SBED)


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The deadline is varies each program.

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