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  • Tuition Fee:
  • / Year
  • Foreign: $ 4.84k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 26 May
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  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    UTIPE offers a three-year Doctoral degree program in English, and the program does NOT require Japanese language ability to obtain the degree. At most 5 students per year have been accepted for the program offered by the Department of "Studies of Contemporary Economy" (Gendai Keizai) of Division of Economics, the University of Tokyo.

    To complete the program, UTIPE students are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits by the end of three years including the completion of a Doctoral thesis, which will be supervised by one of the UTIPE professors and the thesis defense. The Doctoral thesis needs to consist of more than three relevant papers which can be published in international academic journals. UTIPE students have a wide selection of courses to choose from both in English and Japanese (See the course offerings); however, it is advised to check the language of instruction before the course registration.

    The students of the Doctoral Program attend a number of workshops and conferences, in order to acquire the skills required to conduct forefront research and to improve their presentation abilities. As this program has cooperation with public offices and private corporations, the students of this program will cultivate the abilities to solve political and practical problems. At the same time, experiences as a TA (Teaching Assistant) will enhance their teaching abilities.

    Course Title

    Credits

     Microeconomics I

    2

     Microeconomics II

    2

     Macroeconomics I

    2

     Macroeconomics II

    2

     Mathematical Economics

    2

     Microeconomics Workshop

    4

     Macroeconomics Workshop

    4

     Topics in Economic Theory

    2

     Topics in Economic Theory

    2

     Topics in Economic Theory

    2

     Topics in Economic Theory

    2

    Mathematical Statistics

    2

     Econometrics

    4

     Applied Statistices

    2

    Topics in Mathematical Statistics

    2

    Topics in Econometrics

    4

    Joint Seminar in Statistics

    2

    Seminar in Statistics

    4

     Public Finance and Monetary Policy

    2

     Development Economics

    2

     International Trade

    2

    International Finance

    2

    Urban Economics

    2

    Applied Econometrics

    2

    Topics in Monetary Economics

    2

     Topics in Labor Economics

    2

     Topics in Labor Economics

    2

     Topics in Labor Economics

    2

     Topics in Labor Economics

    2

     Topics in Contemporary Japanese Economy

    2

     Seminar in Contemporary Economy

    2

     Seminar in Contemporary Economy

    2

     Seminar in Contemporary Economy

    2

     Economic History of Modern Japan

    2

     Economic History of Contemporary Japan

    2

    Money and Banking

    2

    Advanced Monetary Policy

    4

    Monetary Policy

    2

    Exchange Rate Policy

    2

    Financial System

    2

    Topics in Monetary Policy

    2

    Topics in International Finance

    2

    Empirical Monetary Economics

    4

     Central Banking

    2

     Special Lectures in Finance

    2

    Research Guidance in Studies of Contemporary Economy

    4

    Subject to change.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Application Fee: 30,000 yen
    • Admission Fee: 282,000 yen

    Eligibility

    Applicants who are eligible to apply for the Doctoral program of UTIPE are: 

    1. Those who are expected to complete UTIPE Master’s program at Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo by the time of enrollment in the program.
    2. Those who have completed or are expected to complete graduate education in universities outside of Japan with degrees equivalent to the Master’s degree awarded in Japanese universities by the time of enrollment in the program.
    3. Those who have completed a course of study at a school overseas and have passed or will pass examinations and screenings equivalent to those specified in Article 16-2 of the Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools (1974 Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Ordinance No.28) by the time of enrollment, shall be recognized by this graduate school as having abilities at least equivalent to those who have a Master’s degree.
    4. Those who have been engaged in research for more than two years, or who are expected to reach two years in research by the time of enrollment, at a university, research institute or other institution abroad, after completing sixteen years of school education in a foreign country. Such applicants shall be recognized by Graduate School of Economics as having abilities at least equivalent to those who have a research based Master’s degree. Notes: Those who intend to apply under Eligibility 1-3) or 1-4) above shall submit the documents designated by the graduate school office of Graduate School of Economics by April 22, 2016 as eligibility is confirmed individually before the submission of their application. Please inquire in advance at the graduate school office of Graduate School of Economics about the eligibility to apply and documents required to be submitted. 

    Those who meet one of the following criteria are NOT eligible to apply:  

    • Those who have earned or will earn a degree from a university in Japan other than UTIPE master’s program, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
    • Those who have earned or will earn a degree from United Nations University
    • Those who have earned or will earn a degree from a university that have joint-degree programs with a university in Japan, and if the home university of an applicant is situated inside Japan
    • Those who have been educated for more than 2 years in Japan, including the primary, secondary and/or higher education(s) 

    Application Documents 

    • Application Form. 3 copies of a Research Proposal: Please summarize your future research theme, objectives and research methods in about 2,000 words 
    • 3 copies of Master’s degree thesis or its equivalent 
    • 3 copies of a thesis abstract in about 2,000 words 
    • One copy of published materials (if any): If there are multiple published materials, one copy for each is required. 
    • Official Transcripts 
    • TOEFL (iBT or PBT) or IELTS (Academic module)
    • GRE
    • Three letters of recommendation; At least ONE letter written by an academic personnel who is in a position to judge the applicant’s academic abilities or professional performances. 
    • Two photos (Size: 4cm x 3cm): Write your name on the back of photos and one of them should be pasted on the application. 
    • Receipt for the Application fee via E-payment

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