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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #71 (QS) Osaka-shi, Japan
Those who have successfully completed the master's program may advance to the doctoral program through an admission examination.
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The Graduate School of Economics features a systematic curriculum that allows students to choose from the two disciplines of economics and business administration. Following the traditional techniques for practical learning, emphasis is placed on quantitative methods, such as statistical analysis and information processing, to promote empirical education and research. Courses are offered in small classes, one of the school's most attractive features.

The doctoral programs offer challenging and rigorous academic disciplines, a distinguished and accessible faculty, and a friendly, supportive environment for promising students who wish to prepare themselves for teaching and research careers at universities, or for responsible positions in government, research organizations, or business enterprises. The Graduate School of Economics focuses on the following two major fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics, 
  • Macroeconomics, 
  • Econometrics
  • Economic History.
  • Public Economics, 
  • Monetary Economics, 
  • Labor Economics, 
  • International Trade, 
  • International Finance, 
  • Mathematical Economics, 
  • Behavioral Economics, 
  • History of Economics, 
  • Economic History,  
  • Business History. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Master's Degree
  • Those who have had master's degree, or expect to have master's degree by March of the year wishing to enroll the program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4630 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4630 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Osaka-shi

  • 105816 - 158430 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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