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International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) is a premium English program of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences inaugurated in 2010 which offers education and research to both master’s and doctoral students. Students in the IPADS master’s program typically take interdisciplinary courses offered by teaching staff mainly from the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences in the first six months after admission in October, and complete their master's theses in the following year and a half. In the doctoral program, in addition to their own research, students are encouraged to participate in the Interdisciplinary doctoral course at the Center of Development Research (ZEF) at University of Bonn, Germany, a world-renowned think tank in the field of development research, with which IPADS has conducted collaboration in research and education since 2016.
With ZEF, IPADS jointly offers online lectures, practical training in the fields, and seminars, and thus provides master's and doctoral students with opportunities for educational exchange and research with overseas partner institutions. Our overall aim is to offer the graduate students the opportunity to develop the requisite expertise across disciplines and country boundaries to tackle agricultural and environmental problems in developing countries around the world.

Various scholarship opportunities for international students offered by IPADS:
The University of Tokyo Special Scholarship for International Students (The University of Tokyo Fellowship), MEXT (Japanese Government) Scholarship, Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP), JICA trainee program, JDS scholarship

Deadline for online application:
Round One: October 25, 2021
Round Two: February 16, 2022

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