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Toyo University

Regional Development Studies

Regional Development Studies, Master's Course

The Master Course of the Regional Development Studies Program was established at Toyo University. The program has its academic basis in the Faculty of Regional Development Studies, one of the leading educational bodies in Asia in the field of international cooperation and regional development. Currently 31 foreign students (out of 47 in total) from various regions of the world are attending the Graduate School of Regional Development Studies. This multi-national student composition creates a stimulating learning environment to foster true global human resources.
The teaching staff of the program are from various backgrounds: engineering, economics, sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science, regional planning, engineering, agriculture, etc., and their research fields cover a variety of academic areas for sustainable development such as engineering, economics / business administration, social welfare, tourism, ICT, Political Science / Public Administration, Regional Development, Development Planning, Community Development, Energy etc. Many faculty members have practical working experiences in and with international organizations, local governments and private companies.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Regional Development Studies
Subject - Agricultural Sciences (Agro-Engineering, Applied Aquatic Science, etc.)
- Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc.)
- Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
- Informatics (Human Informatics, Principles of Informatics, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Entry Date September 16, 2017
Location 5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2001
No. of Students 40
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 17
Tuition Fees 810,000 yen
Additional Information We are aiming at fostering specialists with expert knowledge to engage in regional development in both Japan and abroad, and with a global frame of mind. As we enter the 21st Century, the necessity for people with a high degree of expertise who can engage in a variety of issues such as globalization-driven development, economics, political science and the environment is growing. This program was established with the goal of nurturing human resources that can perform excellently in international organizations, international business development and in domestic fields. The program is seeking people with abundance of curiosity who have the courage and energy to enthusiastically tackle new societal development problems, and warmly welcomes those who answer the call.
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 15
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility At least 16 years of academic background or equivalent. You are to be pre-tested for qualification in case you have less than 15 years academic career.
Application Period July 18, 2017 - July 25, 2017
Examination Type & Date Examination date: August 26, 2017
Examination Type: English essay and interview
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes. Should be present at the examination day
Admission Fee 35,000 yen

As of June 7, 2017


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