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Meiji University

Graduate School of Global Governance

Ph.D Program (Fall Admission)

There is a strong and urgent need to develop human capital for tackling global issues such as poverty, pollution, human rights, and democracy, which can only be solved through a global spectrum. The doctoral course of the Graduate School of Global Governance has been established to accommodate these needs. The school will enhance the students' knowledge and ability so that they can become independent scholars who are capable of doing in-depth analysis and finding actual solutions to global issues whilst incorporating cultural differences. The students would become policy makers and highly professional practitioners, working for international or national entities. The curriculum consists of "Public Policy", "International Development Policy", and "Community Management". By completing the doctoral program, the students will have cultivated skills to observe public policy goals to find solutions to: environmental issues, the alleviation of world poverty and disparity, securing human rights, implementation of democratic states, local revitalization and crisis management.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Global Governance
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Global Governance
Duration 3 years
Entry Date September, 2020
Location Surugadai Campus
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2014
No. of Students 10 (as of May 1, 2020) * Total number of students in Ph.D Program in Graduate School of Global Governance
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 11 (as of April 1, 2020) *Total number of full and part-time faculty members in Graduate School of Global Governance
Tuition Fees 723,000 yen (might be changed)
Additional Information
Contact Graduate School of Global Governance
Phone: +81-(0)3-3296-4527
Fax: +81-(0)3-3296-4352
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Up to 5
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Please refer to the application guidelines at the following website.
Application Period By May 15, 2020
Examination Type & Date Document screening and interview
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 35,000 yen

As of August 27, 2020


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