Ph.D. On Campus


Osaka University

36 months
5166 USD/year
5166 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Those who have successfully completed the master's program may advance to the Economics program of Osaka University through an admission examination.


Doctoral Program

However, students majoring in economics or management and business (Business Research) who have obtained a certain grade point average and who have passed successfully both the evaluation of the thesis and the oral examination are allowed to advance to the graduate school's doctoral program without taking the admission examination.

There may be certain cases in which people who are judged to have sufficient experience in research without master's degrees may be allowed to enter the doctoral program. In such cases, special treatment may be granted to those who have already performed remarkably in any research institute or organization, and they may be allowed to finish the doctoral program in a shorter period.

Along with the internationalization of knowledge, the Economics program of Osaka University ensures licensing for researchers and professionals not only in academia but also in the business community. With this in mind, we have promoted clarification and transparency regarding the conditions concerning awards of doctoral degrees, while further strengthening the guidelines for the preparation of academic theses, timelines for completion of doctoral dissertations, and required academic standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic History
  • Public Economics
  • Monetary Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    5166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5166 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5166 USD per year during 36 months.
  • 535,800 JPY per year

Living costs for Osaka-shi

105816 - 158424 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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