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Yokohama National University

Graduate School of International Social Sciences

International Ph.D. Program in Economics

Designed to provide graduates with knowledge of economic theory, empirics, and policy at the highest of global academic standards, in 2013, the Department of Economics in the Graduate School of International Social Sciences established two all-English degree programs to serve a competitive pool of selected international student applicants eager to pursue careers as academic researchers, specialists or business professionals in the international arena.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Economics
Duration Three years
Entry Date October 1, 2024
Location 79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started October 1, 2013
No. of Students 11
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 30
Tuition Fees Admission Fee 282,000; Annual Tuition Fee: 535,800 yen
Additional Information The Graduate School of International Social Sciences at Yokohama National University, located in the second largest metropolis in Japan, offers a Ph.D. program in economics taught entirely in English. The Ph.D. program is organized around three areas of specialization: (A) International Economics; (B) Data Analytics; (C) International Political Economy. The intake period for the International Ph.D. Program in Economics is October and application begins in September of the previous year. The program was selected as one of the International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP) by MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). MEXT will allocate scholarships and international travel funding to Japan for three students admitted in Fall 2023 and onwards. It is easy to apply to our program and scholarships. You can apply via the Internet. In the first stage, we screen applicants based on documents submitted. We then conduct VoIP Phone interviews in the second stage.
Contact Graduate School Affairs Office
Tel/Fax +81-45-339-3659/3665
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Around 10 students including the existing Ph.D. program in Japanese combined.
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Please read the section of “First, Determine Your Profile” in pages 3-4 of the application guide in the following site:
Application Period
Examination Type & Date
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 5,000 yen

As of August 10, 2023


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