The Graduate School of Public Policy


As more people get involved in making and implementing public policies, the Graduate School of Public Policy aim to help students become versatile public-policy experts. To achieve this objective, our prominent faculty members provide small-group education, and the graduate school offers three crossover programs. Students have opportunities to pursue careers serving national and local governments or as public-policy professionals working in corporations, think tanks, and NPOs.



Requirements
In order to gain entry into the Professional Degree Program, applicants must:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have completed at least 16 years of education.


STEP 1

Find a Supervisor

Graduate and research students conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor. To enter Hokkaido University as a research or graduate student, you need to find a faculty member who is willing to give you instruction on your research. Find a prospective supervisor from our website:
STEP 2

Apply to the Graduate School

Check how to apply on the website of the graduate school you wish to enter.
Applicants must pay the examination fee at the time of application.
STEP 3

Take the entrance examination

Screening procedures for research students are conducted on the basis of documentation submitted whilst screening procedures for graduate level students differ between each school. Please check the website of the school you wish to enter. In the event that you are required to come to Japan for the entrance examination, you will need to obtain a temporary stay visa at your local Japanese Embassy.
STEP 4

Commence enrolment procedures

After passing the screening process, you will be required to submit necessary documentation, pay the entrance fee, and complete other necessary procedures to become enrolled. Once you are issued with a Letter of Acceptance from Hokkaido University, you can apply for a student visa at your local Japanese Embassy.


FEES POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuition Fee ¥535,800 / $5,880 (per year)
Entrance Fee ¥282,000 / $3,100
Examination Fee ¥30,000 / $330


Graduate School of Public Policy


PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PROGRAM

Semester Commencement April*** √
***This is a two year professional degree. There is no Masters or Doctoral Program.


Subjects
Public Policy
Public Management, International Relations, Technology Policy



For more information, visit the Graduate School of Public Policy homepage.

Updated on   April 06, 2017

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