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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 April 12, 2021
Location 79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started October 1, 2013
No. of Students 8
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 34
Tuition Fees Admission Fee 282,000; Annual Tuition Fee: 535,800 yen
Additional Information Our program has two distinctive features. First, we offer a North American course-based curriculum with specializations in international economics. Second, we also offer a policy-oriented program employing both comparative economic systems and political economy approaches.
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 December 14, 2020


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