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Saitama University

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Master of Economics (MEcon) program

The MEcon program, comprised of classes on Japanese and Asian economy, society, and management, rests on the accumulated store of years of fieldwork of numerous faculty who excel in systems design and policy recommendation, and is committed to creating new socio-economic models for a sustainable Asia. Students enrolled in this program will master theories and methods useful for solving economic problems and graduate with the ability to contribute greatly to the further development of their home societies and of Asia in general. Students can choose classes from both MEcon program and another English program (Master of Arts program) in order to obtain an interdisciplinary perspective covering both the humanities and social sciences.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Economics
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Economics, Business
Duration 2 years
Entry Date September 27, 2018
Location Shimo-Okubo 255, Sakura-ku, Saitama-Shi 338-8570, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September 2016
No. of Students 8
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 40
Tuition Fees 817,800 yen
Additional Information Graduates of MEcon program will be well-prepared to fulfill professional positions in international organizations or in the industries, government, non-profit organizations, and management sectors of either Japan or their home country.
Contact Office of the MEcon program:
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Limited
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Applicants who have completed or are scheduled to complete a 16-year program of formal education from elementary school through university in a country or countries other than Japan.
Applicants who received education through correspondence courses provided by a country or countries other than Japan while residing in Japan and are otherwise identical to applicants in the above category.
Applicants who have completed or are scheduled to complete 15 years of education in a foreign country (this category needs eligibility assessment).
Applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a Japanese university.
Applicants who are scheduled to graduate from programs at Japanese junior colleges and colleges of technology, who fulfill requirements by Japan’s National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education, and who will have applied to the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education for degree conferment.
Applicants who have obtained or are scheduled to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Japanese vocational schools.
Application Period December 3, 2018 – February 14, 2019 (See official Appication Guidelines)
Examination Type & Date Evaluation of applicants involves a two-stage process: an initial review of documentation and an interview.
December 3, 2018 – March 14, 2019 (See official Appication Guidelines)
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No.
Applicants can be interviewed using Skype service.
Admission Fee 30,000 yen

As of September 7, 2018


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.