Are you interested in global issues and public policies? Do you constantly think about how you can make the world better? Check out the University of Tokyo’s Masters Degree in Public Policy.
The University of Tokyo (UT) held an information session last Aug. 26 at Ortigas City for students interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Policy. The program is open to those who are interested in learning about different approaches on addressing challenges relating to public policy.
UT is the top university in Japan. Thus, it prides itself in its ability to provide globally competitive courses taught by the best pool of teachers from and outside the country. It also boasts its culturally diverse student body. This diversity provides broad discourse within and outside the classroom.
If you are a budding global leader who is interested in taking things further with your chosen career path, here are some tips from the admissions team:
- Read the application package thoroughly. Many applicants toil over their requirements only to find out that they lack certain documents or certain specifications. Moreover, there are certain documents that need time to process. Start early and request early! Most importantly, make sure you do not miss out on any requirement. Do not leave a bad impression by submitting an incomplete application. You may download the application package here.
- Know your statement of purpose. During the information session, the admissions team constantly reminded applicants to understand themselves. In the statement of purpose, it should clearly state crucial questions like: “How can it help you in your future career path?” or “How is it related to your pursuit of knowledge?”
- Stand out. Equip yourself with skills and experiences. You can do this by taking tests or classes. In addition, you may learn the language or take language proficiency tests. Part of the process is an interview. During this interview, make sure to convince the panel of your strength and potential.
The University of Tokyo is an exciting learning environment to kickstart your adventure abroad. Like the university, you will surely be enthralled by the wonders of Japan. The country is oozing with culture waiting to be explored. So what are you waiting for? Work on that application!