Special Programs in English

In addition to the standard program and ASIP, the following special programs for students from abroad taught in English are ongoing.

  1. Special Program in Public Policy (JDS)
  2. African Youth Initiative in Public Policy (AYIPP)
  3. Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP)
  4. Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies (SPJES)

1. Special Program in Public Policy- JDS (1 and a half years)

This program, established in 2002, aims to strengthen the capacity of the young public sector officials from Asian countries in the areas of international relations, public policy and education administration. This program is sponsored by the “Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)” in the framework of Japan’s ODA. For each academic year, which begins at the Fall semester (October), there will be approximately 5 JDS fellows enrolled in the program.

【JDS】(Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resosurce Development  Scholarship) program
【JICE】(Japan International Cooperation Center)

2. African Youth Initiative in Public Policy (AYIPP)

The objective of the African Youth Initiative in Public Policy (AYIPP) is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. This program offers opportunities for young African men and women to study at master’s courses in Japanese universities as international students (hereafter referred to as participants) and experience internships at Japanese enterprises.

【AYIPP】

3. Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP)

The Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) had a new beginning in April 2015, building on the experiences of the two predecessor programs: Program in Economic and Public Policy Management (PEPPM) and the Graduate Program in Economics English Track (GPEET), in conjunction with the reorganization of all the English-taught programs in social science fields in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsukuba.

【PEPP】(Economic Policy and Public Policy Courses for WB/ADB scholarship fellows)
【PEPP】(Course in Economic Policy(CEP), General Track: for MEXT scholarship fellows and other students)

4. Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies (SPJES)

This program is designed for training people who can solve various problems and issues related to sustainable development in Central Asian states. This is a graduate program offering students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan an MA degree in 18 months. It is supported by the Nippon Foundation Central Asia (NipCA) Fellowship. Those applicants who demonstrate outstanding abilities will be awarded full scholarships from the Nippon Foundation (up to 8 scholarships per year).

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