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  3. Special Master’s Programs for Government Officers from Developing Countries

Special Master’s Programs for Government Officers from Developing Countries

The Graduate School of International Social Sciences (GSISS) offers four special Master’s Programs in English.

1) Master’s Program in Public Policy and Taxation (PPT)

was started in 1996, also as one of the partnership programs funded by the World Bank. Most students in this program are tax officers. The Practicum is done in cooperation with Japan’s National Tax Agency.

2) Indonesian Linkage Program (ILP)

was established in 2007 under an agreement with the Indonesian MOF and the National Development Planning Board of Indonesia (BAPPENAS). Students in this program are either Indonesian MOF or BAPPENAS officers. The first year of the program is held at the partner universities in Indonesia. The second year is conducted at the IGSSS in YNU. This program is a double degree program, which is very new in Japan. Students who successfully complete the master’s program receive a Master’s Degree from both YNU and the partner university in Indonesia. In addition to these programs, GSISS accepted scholarship students funded by the World Custom Organization (WCO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the past. Graduates of all these programs have returned to their home countries and contributed toward improving their respective countries in various ways. Notably, some graduates have become National Tax Agency Commissioners. These programs maintain a high educational standard internationally and an excellent reputation with the World Bank and governments around the world. 

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