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Economics, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
The Kyushu University International Graduate Program in Economics (IGPE: IMPE + IDPE) is one of the programs mentioned above and is based upon the standard global curriculum of postgraduate level economics, and is aimed at fostering talented individuals who can creatively solve the problems presented in the contemporary economy by learning at the front-lines of economics.
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Kyushu University International Doctoral Program in Economics

In the International Doctoral Program in Economics (IDPE), students will take specialized subjects, join the research workshop, and receive research guidance for their mandatory dissertations. The research workshop is conducted by inviting various eminent scholars specializing in modern economics.

Students are required to complete:

  • 4 credits of “Supervision for Doctoral Thesis”
  • 2 credits from “Research Workshop”
  • At least 2 credits from “Elective Subjects”

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

When writing the dissertation, each student will be supervised continuously and systematically by one main advisor and two other sub-advisors. Furthermore, the students will be allowed to take part in a variety of research projects conducted by the Department of Economic Engineering in order to practically improve their analytical facilities in specialized and related fields. Research results gleaned from the study of the front-line economics will be presented at domestic and international conferences and published as discussion papers and articles. Until the student completes his/her dissertation based on a series of these research achievements, the three advisors will provide thorough guidance. The authors of superior dissertations will have the opportunity to be awarded special recognition, and may take up the posts of assistant professor, former research associate, or research fellow.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Applicants for the doctoral programs must satisfy one of the following conditions: 

  •  Those who have completed (or are scheduled to complete by the date of enrollment) a master’s degree or an equivalent degree. 
  •  Those who are at least 24 years of age by the date of enrollment and determined by the Graduate School of Economics of Kyushu University to have an academic ability equivalent to or higher than a master’s degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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 267,900 Yen per semester

Living costs for Fukuoka-shi

  • 111200 - 165260 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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