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This programme is designed to provide international students with both advanced academic knowledge and practical skills. It consists of a two year Masterʼs programme and a three year Doctoral programme, both starting from October. Our students are from a variety of countries including China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Germany, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, UK, U.S.A, Mexico and Japan. The programme is offered in English, and Japanese language skills are not required at the time of admission. The Masterʼs programme offers both basic and advanced courses through which students can enjoy a comprehensive curriculum. The Doctoral programme offers Overseas Field Research and International Graduate Student Workshop subjects through which students further develop a deep understanding of the current issues in East Asia.
In addition to classes designed specifically for this programme, students will participate in selected courses at the Graduate School of Economics as well as other graduate schools. Students will develop academic knowledge and practical skills in international setting. We offer many opportunities to conduct field research at diverse sites such as large manufacturing plants and small factories, cutting-edge businesses and rural farming communities throughout East Asia so that students can develop a multidisciplinary and critical sense of reality. These are all needed to contribute to sustainable development in East Asia as academic researchers, government officials, or social entrepreneurs.
- To achieve Pre‐Doctoral certification (which qualifies a student to submit his/her Doctoral thesis for defence), the Programme requires the minimum of 24 credits in the three‐year duration.
- Obligatory 16 credits will be given for Thesis Research, which must be conducted under supervision of both your main and sub supervisors (8 credits from each supervisor).
- 8 credits or more must be taken in Advanced Subjects A and B, 2 credits or more of which must be taken in Advanced Subjects B. You can also count the following credits as part of Advanced Subjects A and B: (i) those from subjects that are not included in the list below but offered at the Graduate School of Economics; (ii) those from subjects offered at other Graduate Schools of Kyoto University; or (iii) those from subjects offered at other universities that have international academic exchange agreements with Kyoto University or the Graduate School of Economics. In the cases of (i), (ii) and (iii), you are required to get recommendation and approval from your supervisor(s).
- You must submit your research plan and progress report every year. To achieve Pre‐Doctoral certification, you must submit the final report of your research achievements for the three years.
- After taking Pre‐Doctoral certification, you are required to indicate your intention to (or not to) continue in the programme in a form of documents before the middle of September. If you would not indicate any intention, you would be regarded to continue in the programme, and have to pay tuition fee.
- The duration must be within the maximum of six years, excluding the period of a leave of absence.
- In addition to the above credit requirements and Pre‐Doctoral certification, you are required to write a doctoral dissertation, which must be approved by the examining committee members (including your supervisors) and defended in a final oral examination in order to complete a Doctoral degree.
|2117||Field Research in Japan A||Tokumaru/Inoue/Tanaka/
|2117||Field Research in Japan B||Tokumaru/Shioji/Kurosawa/
|2117||Research Design A||Inaba||2|
|2119||Research Design B||Maswana||2|
|7016||Introduction to East Asian Economies||Yano/Nakano/Ohnishi||2|
|7017||Firms and Industrial Organization in Japan||Hikino/Colpan||2|
|7047||Comparative Industry Policy Studies||Kurosawa/Hisano||2|
|7056||Comparative Business Ethics||Tokumaru||2|
|7057||Academic Writing & Discussion||Tokumaru||2|
|7077||Introduction to Field Research Methods||Vixathep||2|
|7100||Qualitative Research Methods||Feuer||2|
Advanced Courses A
TO BE UPDATED
|7034||Japanese Economic History||Watanabe||2|
|7051||Econometric Analysis of Asian Economies||Yano||2|
|7078||Econometric Analysis of Developing Economies||Yano||2|
|7036||Contemporary Japanese Industry Studies||Shioji||2|
|7037||Contemporary Chinese Economy Studies||Liu||2|
|7055||International Political Economy of Agriculture||Hisano||2|
|7053||International Agribusiness Studies||Hisano||2|
|7038||International Finance Theory||Iwamoto||NA|
|7039||International Trade Theory||Jinji||2|
|7085||Development Economics 2||Kono||2|
|7086||Development Economics 1||Kono||2|
|7032||Macroeconomic Policy Analysis||Tsuruga||2|
|7041||Environmental Economic Studies||Ueta||2|
|7042||Sustainable Development Studies||Ueta||2|
|7043||Social Policy Studies||Hisamoto||2|
|7080||Study of Developing Economies (Seminar)||Mieno||2|
|7081||Study of Emerging Economies (Seminar)||Mieno||2|
|7024||Comparative Development Studies||Hisano/Jussaume/t.b.a.||2|
|7064||Economic Development in Asia||Hisano/Augustin-Jean||2|
|Agricultural Science and Society||Hisano/Schakel||2|
|Qualitative Research Methods||Hisano/Feuer||?||2||?|
|7087||Corporate Financinance and Capital Markets||Kumagai||2|
|7088||Political Economy of Biotechnology Development and Commons||Hisano/Guido||2|
|7079||Governance, Risk Management & Compliance||Hikino||2|
|6748||Technological Change in World History||t.b.a.||NA|
|1085||Readings on Institutional Economics||Ialnazov||2|
|1086||Readings on International Economics||Ialnazov||2|
|2113||Readings on Organizational Behaviour||Inaba||2|
|2115||Readings on Human Resources||Inaba||2|
|7073||ASEAN Economy & Sustainable Development 1||Lambino||2|
|7074||ASEAN Economy & Sustainable Development 2||Vixathep||2|
|7075||Geopolitical Economy of Development||Lambino||2|
|7076||Sustainable Development and Ethics||Choy||2|
|7082||Global Financial Crisis and Asia||Nidhiprabha/Lambino||1|
|7084||Marketing Management||Deniz Atik||NA|
|7025||Overseas Field Research||Hisano/Yano/Tokumaru||2||2|
Advanced Courses B
|–||Case Studies in East Asian Economy A||t.b.a.|
|–||Case Studies in East Asian Economy B||t.b.a.|
|7059||Field Research in East Asian Region A (China)||Yano/Liu|
|7060||Field Research in East Asian Region B (Korea)||Tokumaru/Shioji||2|
|7061||Field Research in East Asian Region C (ASEAN)||Hisano/Lambino||2|
|7070||International Graduate Student Workshop||Hisano/Yano/Tokumaru||2||2
- Applicants who have already obtained or will obtain a Master’s degree including MBA by the enrollment day at Kyoto University.
- Applicants who are enrolled or were enrolled at universities in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan are required to go through the screening process by Admissions Assistance Office (AAO). Please refer to the following web page for more detail.
- Application Form (see below)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Reasons for Application, Research Proposal, and Plan after Programme Completion. The research proposal must be well structured according to a standard academic style (for example, it would include the background of research, research objectives, literature survey, research questions, methodology, expected results and implications, and reference list). It must also be approximately five A4 pages in length.
- Transcript of Academic Record of your Master’s study from the institute previously attended. In case the original transcript is in languages other than Japanese and English, a translated document in Japanese or English must be attached.
- Applicants whose first language is other than English are required to submit a photocopy of official notice of TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS scores taken within two years before the application deadline.
- Certificate(s) of Graduation from the graduate school(s) previously attended. If you are a currently enrolled student, please include a certificate of expected graduation. In case the original certificate is in languages other than English and Japanese, a translated document in English or Japanese must be attached.
- Letter of Recommendation from an applicant’s supervisor, the dean, or the head of the institute attended. The letter can be sent directly from an applicant’s supervisor to the Programme Committee.
- Reference Paper such as Master’s thesis or an equivalent paper. If the paper is written in languages other than Japanese and English, a translated summary in Japanese or English must be attached.
- Examination fee (JPY30,000), admission fee (JPY282,000) and tuition fee (JPY535,800/year)