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Admissions for Ph.D. Program

For details of admissions and eligibility, please download the PDF file below:

April admission has been discontinued since 2016.

Application Period

The graduate school individually assesses the eligibility of some applicants before accepting application fees and formal applications. The eligibility assessment period for these applicants is:

For other applicants, the application period is:

MEXT scholarship: Applicants with MEXT scholarship are exempt from payment of application fee, and they are required to submit "Certificate of MEXT Scholarship Student" at the time of their applications.

Time of Entrance

The intake period for the International M.A. Program in Economics is in October, unlike most Japanese universities which traditionally commence in April. Those who wish to enroll in the M.A. program typically have a 4-year bachelor or equivalent degree in Economics, or some related field (Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Business, etc.). The designed completion time for the program is two years.

The intake period for the International Ph.D. Program in Economics is also October. Those who wish to enroll in the Ph.D. program typically have a Master’s degree in Economics, or some related field. Typically, the student will finish it in three years.

The List of Advisors Available for International Students in International Ph.D. Program in Economics

A checklist of all the required documents for the Ph.D. Program

YNU Web Application System


Screening is done in two stages - document screening based on application materials, followed by an online interview. The Department of Economics plans to issue certificates of passing the entrance exams in January for October admission.

For information, past admission outcomes are summarized here.

Other Information Related to Admissions

For inquiries

Graduate School Affairs Office (DAIGAKUIN GAKUMU GAKARI)
Graduate School of International Social Sciences

Yokohama National University
79-3 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku
Yokohama 240-8501

Email: int.gakumu-all@ynu.ac.jp
Phone: 81-45-339-3659

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