GRIPS Scholarships For International Students [Master & PhD]

We have a number of scholarships for which intending GRIPS international students may apply, and full scholarships are available for outstanding applicants.

Located in the heart of the fascinating city of Tokyo, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) is an international premier policy school with the aim of contributing to the betterment of democratic governance around the world. We excel at providing interdisciplinary education for future leaders in the public sector and conduct research on contemporary policy issues to generate innovative solutions.

Master’s Programs

  • One-year Master‘s Program of Public Policy (MP1)
  • Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)
  • Macroeconomic Policy Program (MEP) (One year Program or Two year Program) for externally funded or self-financed applicants only
  • Public Finance Program (PF)
  • Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program (MSP) for externally funded or self-financed international applicants only

Ph.D. Programs

Five-year Ph.D. Program (minimum 3 years

  • Policy Analysis Program (PA)

Three-year Ph.D. Programs

  • GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (STI)

About National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Founded in 1997 as a stand-alone graduate institute, GRIPS is comprised of world-class academics and distinguished practitioners with expertise in public sector policy formulation and management. Around 20% of the faculty and 70% of students are recruited from outside Japan. Our vibrant, diverse student body consists of almost 400 members hailing from 63 countries and regions – all with the ambition to advance good governance across the globe or contribute to policy related research.

Benefits of Master & PhD Scholarships

Master’s programs

Program Scholarship
One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1) / Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)
Public Finance Program (PF)(Tax) Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
Public Finance Program (PF)(Customs) Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme (Scholarship Programme)

Ph.D. programs


Program Scholarship
Policy Analysis Program (PA) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship


Program Scholarship
GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
Disaster Management Program ICHARM Research Assistantship
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program?(STI) Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

Qualification Requirements

Master’s Programs and Five-year Ph.D. Programs

A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Three-year Ph.D. Programs

A master’s degree or its equivalent

How To Apply

For more details, visit GRIPS website on

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  1. Thanks so nmuch for this vital information on scholarship. Please may u kindly notify me of fully funded scholarships for both Africans and international students.


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