Admissions

Admission Schedule

Entrance examinations are conducted in July (1st term) and February (2nd term) for Master’s program, and in February for Doctoral program.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for International Student Admissions, you must meet the requirements listed below. Persons who do not meet the following requirements should apply for regular admissions or mid-career student admissions.

Master’s Program

You must be a citizen of a country other than Japan and have satisfactorily completed the full primary and secondary schools curriculum at a non-Japanese educational institution or institutions. In addition, you must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  1. You will have completed a 16-year academic curriculum as of March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination, by means of a school education in a country other than Japan.
  2. You will have graduated from a Japanese university as of March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination as an international student.
  3. You are deemed, in a result of eligibility pre-screening within the receiving graduate school, to have attained a level of academic proficiency on a par with a college graduate, and will be 22 years of age by March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination.

Doctoral Program

You must be a citizen of a country other than Japan and have satisfactorily completed the full primary and secondary schools curriculum at a non-Japanese educational institution or institutions. In addition, you must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  1. You have graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent), and you will have been awarded a master’s degree, professional degree, or equivalent degree from an institution outside of Japan as of March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination.
  2. You have graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent), and you will have been awarded a master’s degree or professional degree as of March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination as an international student in a graduate program in Japan.
  3. You are deemed, in a result of eligibility pre-screening within the receiving graduate school, to have attained a level of academic proficiency on a par with a master’s or professional degree holder, and will be 24 years of age by March 31 of the year to take an entrance examination.

Please refer the Admission Guide for further information.