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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

International Cooperation Policy (Master's)

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. Individuals entering this program should possess the ability to incorporate diverse perspectives in their research and will frame their studies around one of five specializations: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality, and Development Economics. Students can further build upon their current knowledge and cultivate their research skills through a variety of workshops and seminars offered throughout the year where they can exchange ideas with influencers within their respective fields. In the end they will develop the practical problem-solving skills and creativity required for sustainable development within the Asia Pacific region.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
Subject - Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major - International Public Administration
- Public Health Management
- Sustainability Science
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Development Economics
- International Material Flow Management (IMAT)
Duration 2 years
Entry Date Spring Enrollment: April 1
Fall Enrollment: September 21
Location 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2003
No. of Students 118
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 83
Tuition Fees 1,500,000 yen
Additional Information
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 45
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent
2. English language proficiency test score
Minimum requirements:
TOFEL iBT® Test – 85
TOEIC L&R Test – 800
IELTS – 6.5
PTE Academic – 58
Cambridge English Language Assessment – 176
Application Period April 2021 Enrollment:
September 1, 2020 (Tue) - October 21, 2020 (Wed)
September 2021 Enrollment:
September 1, 2020 (Tue) - March 31, 2021 (Wed)
Examination Type & Date After submitting an online application, applicants will take a recorded video interview and online assessment
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee If you reside outside Japan: 5,500 yen (credit card)
If you reside in Japan: 36,800 yen (credit card)

As of June 21, 2020


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