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Full time September MA 2 years full-time

About the course

Students develop skills and knowledge for economic/public policy making as young

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Entry Requirements

Online application
Personal Statement
Research Topic
Scanned College Certificates (Transcripts)
2 Recommendation Letters
English Test Score: TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC Score Report (Exemption policy: View Website )
Application Fee


3,200,000 yen per year

 Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Mai Thuy Linh

“An education that covers crucial issues in today’s society”

IUJ’s International Development Program (IDP) is ideal for anyone seeking to understand crucial socio-economic issues in today’s world. One of the best things about the program is the variety of perspectives students are exposed to, which fosters a broad mindset. You get the privilege to learn from the highly qualified international faculty and from classmates who have worked in government departments and private organizations across the globe. The course content covers topics from both macroeconomics and microeconomics while touching on issues regarding education, the environment, and finance.

The program equipped us with a solid understanding of theory and the ability to think critically, allowing for independent development of our academic and professional careers. If you want to develop your analytical skills, understand how to implement policies effectively, improve socio-economic issues in your country or ensure you’re a competitive candidate when applying for important job roles, IDP is a fantastic choice.

Nguyen Thi Thu Nghia

"An educational milestone that empowers your future career in an international organization"

IDP is the hardest but the most rewarding program. I am fascinated with the curriculum, which teaches different theoretical frameworks, from macroeconomics to microeconomics and links them to econometric models to analyze various socio-economics issues in today’s world in a scientific and logical way of thinking. I have learned that the strong analytical skills obtained from the program not only reinforce my academic knowledge but also my professional career in an international organization with the insights they bring on critical issues in society. With its moderately difficult courses and highly qualified faculty members with flexible teaching methods, the IDP is an incredible choice to become a non-zero beginner in economics.

My recommended course: Econometrics and Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis by Prof. Chung Yee Wong
Her wide knowledge and practical research experience are beneficial for real applications.

Paloma Maria Guadamuz Bermudez

IDP features:
IDP is primarily oriented toward developing economic analysis and secondly toward building an econometric understanding of different social and economic issues
Research topic:
The effect of higher education on female marriage and fertility decisions
Recommended course:
Cross-sectional and Panel data analysis (Prof. Chung Yee Wong)
The course, backed by the Professor’s experiences, empowers you with econometrical skills for analyzing social, economic and health issues
I would like to work in the statistical/econometrical department at a research


IUJ provides a limited number of scholarships for newly enrolling international students to support their IUJ studies with the expectation that they will also be active participants in support of the local community and gain a good understanding of the Japanese society. These scholars are expected to develop leadership skills and then contribute to the international society in a leadership role upon graduation. Priority for this scholarship is given to those with excellent academic performances and in financial need.

Value of Scholarship(s)

IUJ awards these scholarships to recipients selected from successful applicants at the time of admissions.


Nakayama 100 Premium: Partial Exemption of Admission Fee: 250,000yen, Full Exemption of Tuition, Stipend, Exemption of the dormitory fee
Nakayama 100 A: Partial Exemption of Admission Fee, Full Exemption of Tuition
Nakayama 100: Full Exemption of Tuition
Nakayama 90: Partial Exemption of Tuition(90% of the full tuition)
Nakayama 70: Partial Exemption of Tuition (70% of the full tuition)
Nakayama 50: Half Exemption of Tuition (50% of the full tuition)
Nakayama 30: Partial Exemption of Tuition (30% of the full tuition)
Nakayama Plus: A reduction of dormitory fee

Application Procedure

Please complete the IUJ Online Application (https://www.iuj.ac.jp/admis/online/).
Please respond to all questions inputting your answers directly into the online forms. Be sure to complete each section.
IUJ will award or make nominations for awards (when possible) to the appropriate scholarships to successful applicants.
Applying in the early intakes for these scholarships is highly recommended. Scholarships are competitive.

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