The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The International Cooperation Policy Master’s program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.
As the program attracts students of diverse backgrounds from all over the world, students easily develop extensive personal networks during their course of studies. Such networks serve as valuable assets even after graduation. Graduates of this program work in industries in or dealing with the Asia Pacific region, national and local governments in Japan and around the world, development agencies and other regional and international organizations.
|Type of Degree||Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy|
|Subject||- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)|
|Major||International Public Administration
Public Health Management
Tourism and Hospitality
IMAT (International Material Flow Management)
|Entry Date||April 1, 2016
September 21, 2016
|Location||1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan|
|Area||Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)|
|Postgraduate Program Started||April, 2003|
|No. of Students||67|
|No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members||55|
|Tuition Fees||1,400,000 yen|
|Application Type||Open to everyone|
|Eligibility||Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications
Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions at the time of application.
1. Applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university.
2. Applicants who have completed or are scheduled to complete a standard 16 year school education curriculum outside Japan.
3. Applicants who have completed a standard 15 year school education curriculum outside Japan and academic achievement are determined to be outstanding by the University.
4. Applicants who are 22 years of age and have been individually screened by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher.
Requirement 2: Language Proficiency
As English is the language of instruction in all graduate classes at APU, applicants must possess the ability to comprehend lectures, undertake independent research and produce well written reports in English.
TOEFL® Official Score Report iBT 80 points and above / PBT 550 points and above
IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form 6.0 and above
TOEIC® Official Score Report 780 points and above
PTE Academic 50 and above
|Application Period||For April 2017 Enrollment:
October 10, 2016 - November 2, 2016
November 14, 2016 - December 7, 2016
For September 2017 Enrollment:
February 6, 2017 - April 5, 2017
April 10, 2017 - May 24, 2017
|Examination Type & Date||*Details of interviews conducted in person (date and venue) will be designated by the university and notified to applicants.
For April 2016 Enrollment: November 2, 2015 - November 11, 2015
For September 2016 Enrollment: April 25, 2016 - May 11, 2016
|Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process||No|
|Admission Fee||For International Applicants: 5,000 yen
For Domestic Applicants: 35,000 yen
As of May 1, 2016
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.