The World Bank annually awards five scholarships to the PPT program. The first level of screening of candidates will be done at Yokohama National University. The final decision regarding scholarship recipients will be made by the World Bank.
The primary motivation for the establishment of the PPT program stems from the belief that the absence of well-structured tax laws and functioning taxation systems is one of the major factors hindering economic development in developing countries. Prompted by this conviction, the Graduate School of Economics, in collaboration with Japan’s National Tax Agency and the World Bank, has developed a special graduate program tailored to the needs of students from developing countries who are currently working in the field of tax administration and related areas.
The objectives of the PPT program are: firstly, to develop a basic understanding of public policy and taxation; secondly, to teach the concepts and methods of an entire taxation process through an internship program provided by Japan’s National Tax Agency; and lastly, to offer specialized courses of study on various aspects of public policy and taxation which are most relevant to the students’ home countries. The students trained under this program are expected to return to their home countries to apply their acquired knowledge and skills towards improving public service in their respective countries.
The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of JPY170,000 (the amount is subject to change), and a round-trip air ticket to Japan plus a travel allowance of JPY60,000. The monthly stipend is intended to cover living, commuting and other incidental expenses during the student’s study period. The next scholarship program runs from April 2012 to March 2014. This cannot be changed under any circumstances. In addition, the scholarship covers tuition, entrance examination and admission fees. Travel expenses for some program-sponsored field trips are also included.
|The following applicants are NOT eligible:|
|Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:|
|The following are the documents to be submitted in addition to the application form:|
|Telephone interviews may be conducted to assess English proficiency and/or to confirm any other information contained in the applicant’s file. Applicants who cannot be reached for a telephone interview will become ineligible.Lastly, although this is not required, if you have taken the GRE, please have the official score sent to the program. Those who present GRE scores will be considered favorably in the selection process. |
|Application forms will be mailed upon request, and are not available through website or email. To receive an application or for more information, please direct inquiries to:MPE Office |
Fax +81-45-339-3608Inquiries by telephone will not be accepted.
|Use the original copy of the application form. We do not accept photocopies. We do not accept applications via fax or email. |
Your application should be submitted to the following address.MPE Office
International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Yokohama National University
79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku
Yokohama, 240-8501 JAPANPlease note that none of the application materials can be returned to applicants under any circumstances. Also, a medical certificate will be required upon acceptance.
Application forms for 2012 Admission (for study program from April 2012-March 2014) are available from March 2011. Applications for the 2012 admission must reach the MPE Office by NO LATER than September 30, 2011.