National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) - MA and PhD Scholarships

  • Master, Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • Always Active

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) was founded in 1997 as a stand-alone national graduate university focused on policy studies. Future policy leaders and researchers from all over the world gather here, forming an international research hub.

Why Choose GRIPS? You can select from a wide range of advanced degree options and specialize in an area that interests you. You can combine discipline-specific learning with advanced training in leadership, interdisciplinary cooperation, and effective management. You can study in English, learning from world-class academics and leading policymakers. You can take advantage of extensive networking and mentoring and liaise with distinguished policymakers from all over the world through our alumni network composed of more than 3,000 international professionals. You will find a rich diversity in our student body, our faculty, and our curriculum.


Target Students Mid-career public officials with strong leadership and managerial potential Individuals with strong academic capabilities and the desire to be professional policy analysts or pursue an academic career


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Over 90% of our students receive full scholarships. Scholarships are provided by the Japanese government and international organizations and are allocated through GRIPS. A limited number of GRIPS Fellowships are also available to qualified doctoral students.

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