1. A five-year degree program combining a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

It takes a minimum of five years to complete this joint bachelor’s and master’s program. The program comprises a three-and-a-half-year period for the undergraduate degree and a one-and-a-half-year period for the graduate portion of the degree.

2. A mandatory one year study abroad period incorporated into the regular curriculum.

Each student is required to study abroad for one year after they have completed the graduate portion of the degree program. ASIP offers students a choice of our global partner universities from more than ten countries.

3. A full learning program in emerging and developing countries.

Students are provided a field-oriented program that also includes an internship program that consists of working at local Japanese companies or government-affiliated organizations.

4. The program was originally designed for training country experts.

After students return from the study abroad portion of the program, they are expected to go out into the real world and work as high-level regional experts as soon as their master’s thesis is completed.

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