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General Information (Foreign students who want to study in English)/総合案内(英語で学びたい外国人留学生)

News and events | What is Toyo PPP | For prospective international students (International admissions) | For Governments, research institutions and universities | International PPP Forum | Questions |

Toyo University is the only graduate school in Japan that specializes in Public Private Partnership. Students from national/local governments, private companies and community sectors learn theory and best practices through lectures, share knowledge and values through seminars and discussions. 


News and Upcoming Events


  • Admission for Spring 2021 entrance will be open from July 10. For those who are interested, please contact PPP school.
  • 日本にお住いの留学生は、2020年秋入学(8月試験)が受けられます。
    International students living in Japan can take the 2020 Fall Entrance Exam in August.

What is Toyo PPP

Graduate School of Economics
Course of PPP

PPP School

Research Center for PPP

Research Center for PPP

Asia PPP Institute

Asia PPP Institute

Toyo University's PPP School is a two-year Master's degree course under Graduate School of Economics. It was established in 2006. More than 200 students from both public and private studied in PPP school.
Students can study and finish their degree in Japanese or English.
Research Center for PPP was established under the PPP School in 2008. At the Research Center, we conduct various sponsored/commissioned researches, publish white paper and collected papers, and host PPP related events.
Graduates of the PPP School participate in researches as “Research Partners.”
Asia PPP Institute was established in 2011 to extend our activities to Asian countries. The APPPI has conducted researches in the Philippines, Indonesia, and other Asian countries. The APPPI also held short-term capacity building seminars in many countries.

For prospective international students (Master's degree in PPP)


The Course of Public Private Partnership is the only Master's degree program in Japan that develops knowledge and skills necessary to realize a new public concept based on a deep understanding of the principles of behavior of both the public and private sectors. (Detail)
Credit Requirements for Master's Degree
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits is required for graduation in two years
  2. Students must enroll in his/her main research adviser's seminar every semester
  3. Thesis or Research Paper with middle and final presentations and a final oral examination

All students must choose one main research adviser and one or two co-research adviser(s) for their thesis or research paper.

Time table and syllabuses

Time table and Syllabus for 2020

  • Weekdays (Monday through Friday)
    Classes are offered in the evening in Otemachi Satellite Campus.
    Class hours: 6:30-8:00pm and 8:10-9:40 pm
  • Weekend (Saturday)
    Classes are offered whole day in Hakusan Main Campus.
    Class hours: 9:00-10:30am, 10:40am-12:10pm, 1:00-2:30pm, 2:45-4:15pm, and 4:30-6:00pm
Specialized courses Since the Class of 2013, each students can choose their specialty from "City Management," "PPP Business," and "Global PPP." Each student's specialization will be stipulated on their diploma. Students are recommended to take courses from their specializations in order to strengthen their knowledge. However, students can take any classes of their choices despite their specializations. (Detail)
Professors List of Faculty members
Tuition and Fees
  • Entrance (Admission) Fee* -----270,000 yen
  • Tuition---------------------------------600,000 yen
  • Facilities and Equipment Fees--300,000 yen

*The Entrance (Admission) Fee is due only in the first year.

Scholarships and Financial Aids
  • Toyo University Category 1 Scholarship (scholarship for students with excellent academic performance) ---300,000 JPY to a small number of enrollees
  • Tuition Exemption (for International students)------30% of tuition deduction (reimbursement)

Japanese Government Scholarships and other privately funded scholarships are available for international students. We urge all students to investigate all options, including home country and/or country-of-residence scholarships/loans. For students from developing countries, aid agencies and/or multilateral development banks, such as JICA, ADB, World Bank etc., may offer some scholarship programs.


Admission information is available in the following. Please contact PPP School before submitting application.
Please note that all prospective students have to go through the screening process (in-person or through online video conference).

Enrollment Exam 3 times (Enrollment for Spring Semester: December and March, Enrollment for Fall Semester: August) Graduate school admission information (in Japanese)
Enrollment/Graduation Spring (Enrollment April, Graduation August)
Fall (Enrollement September, Graduation March)
Online application (in Japanese)
Max. number of students admitted 30 students/year For applicants residing outside Japan
Campuses Otemachi Satellite (Evenings/ Weekdays)
(Shin-Otemachi Building 1F, 2-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0004)
Hakusan Main Campus (Saturdays)
(5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-8606)
English Track Curriculum
Class hours Monday through Friday
6th 6.30 to 8.00pm, 7th 8.10 to 9.40pm
1st through 5th 9.00am to 6.00pm
 Application requirements
  •  At least 16 years of school education
  • Persons who have earned a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree by having completed a program of at least three years
  • Persons who have been recognized by Toyo University Graduate Schools as having earned the prescribed credits with excellent grades (Preliminary Screening is required)

Admission calendar (For prospective International students living outside of Japan)

Details about admission calendar will be published soon. (as of June 10, 2020)

SPRING 2021 (August exam)
SPRING 2021 (November exam)
FALL 2021
Pre-application consultation

by May 22, 2020

by September 18, 2020 by mid March, 2021

Application period

July 10 to 17, 2020
September 4 to 11, 2020
To be announced

Exam date

August 23, 2020

November 29, 2020

Early April, 2021

Announcement of result

September 3, 2020
December 9, 2020 Mid April, 2021
Enrollment procedures 
(Payment of Entrance fee and tuition and fees)
September 3 to 10, 2020
December 9 to 16, 2020
April, 2021


February 24 to March 3, 2021 February 24 to March 3, 2021 FALL 2021
Special note Prospective students who meet certain requirements can take screening through online-video conference (e.g. Skype).
Please consult beforehand.
This exam is through online video conference or other means. Only for prospective international students who are non-Japanese national and living outside of Japan with work experience

Admission calendar for prospective students who are living in Japan with a visa(既に日本にお住まいの留学生)

These screening is only available for students who are already living in Japan with a valid visa (not short-stay or tourist visa). Those who do not have a visa to Japan should take exams listed above.

FALL 2020 entrance (August exam)
SPRING 2021 (March exam)*
Pre-application consultation by May 24, 2020 by December 13, 2020

Application period

July 10 to 17, 2020
February 12 through 19, 2021

Exam date

August 23, 2020
March 7, 2021

Announcement of result

August 27, 2020
March 10, 2021
Enrollment procedures August 27 to September 2020
March 10 to 16, 2021


FALL 2020
Special note Only for prospective international students who are already living in Japan with a visa

For Applicants with Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT)  or Other government Scholarships

Please contact PPP School for arrangements and details.

For governments, research institutions and universities

Toyo PPP conducts various capacity building seminars and Regional Development Advisory Program (a research on economic development possibilities and project findings) upon request.

Recent researches

For more information on researches, please visit Research Center for PPP and Asia PPP Institute Website. Students and Research Partners (Graduates who are qualified to participate in researches after their graduation) have completed following researches: 

Toyo PPP hosts the International Specialist Center of Excellence on PPPs in Local Governments under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

International PPP Forum

Toyo PPP hosts annual International PPP Forum in fall.
For the information, please refer to this page for details.

Questions and Inquiries

Any questions about Toyo PPP School, Research Center for PPP and Asia PPP Institute, please contact:

Toyo University PPP School

Address: 2-2-1 Otemachi, Shin-Otemachi Building 1st Fl. Chiyoda, Tokyo, 100-0004 Japan
Tel. +81-3-3231-1039
Fax. +81-3-3231-1610
E-mail: ml-ppp@toyo.jp