Graduate Program

Take it to the Next Level

The E-Track Graduate Program provides a one-on-one, catered education to push your research and studies to the next level. Extremely specialized courses are delivered by renowned TIU instructors as well as guest instructors from other universities that greatly aid in your quest for mastering your selected field of study.



Students are accepted twice annually in April or September. Acceptance is determined based on a screening of all application documents: a research plan, two letters of recommendation, and an English test. Japanese language proficiency is not required.


Tuition, and Scholarships

TIU Scholarships are designed to encourage students to excel in their studies by reducing tuition from thirty to one-hundred percent. A notification announcing the awarded scholarship will be sent to successful applicants along with their admission results.


For Admitted Graduate Students

This section contains detailed information and documents for the enrollment process.

Overview of the Graduate Program

Tokyo International University offers three different graduate programs with courses taught entirely in English. Our program is designed to meet the needs of students around the world and enable graduates to flourish on the global stage through studying in a truly multicultural academic environment in the epicenter of technological innovation, historical tradition, and global business of Japan. The Graduate programs welcome applications not only from current students but also from mid-career professionals and others who seek to advance their expertise in business and global affairs.

Digital Business & Innovation Major
(M.S., Ph.D. and 5-year Ph.D. Degree Program)

The dramatic changes caused by innovations in technology and the expanding global economy have opened up vast opportunities around the world, especially in emerging countries. Starting with well-rounded foundation courses, the newly developed Master's Program in Digital Business & Innovation offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to select a variety of courses from areas covering general business, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship that are paramount for building business careers that are in demand today. These "practicums", a unique element of the program, allow students to get hands-on experience in data analytics or running a business. Under supervision and guidance from faculty, students can put their ideas together in an Honor's Thesis to prepare for advancing to Ph.D. studies, or produce a thesis with research and practical orientation aimed to achieve career goals.
5-year Ph.D. Degree Program This intensive program allows motivated, focused students to earn a Master of Science and a Doctorate degree in Digital Business & Innovation in 5 years. Students spend the first 2 years earning credits intensively toward both their M.S. degree and their Ph.D. degree. Students then take a preliminary exam instead of submitting a Master's thesis, then advance to the Ph.D. level upon passing the exam. During the final 3 years, students focus on their specializations even more intensively as they prepare their Ph.D. dissertation.

Economics Major
(M.A. and Ph.D.)

The Graduate School of Economics, Tokyo International University (GSE-TIU) aims to train creative experts who have the ingenuity to face diverse policy issues from a global perspective. It also focuses on developing basic research skills that enable students to explore policy challenges in the real economy. Students can hone their analytical skills by pursuing a well-rounded variety of courses in a multicultural environment. Through intensive tutorial seminars and joint workshops, students can advance their research to complete an outstanding thesis.

International Relations Major
(M.A. only)

The Masterʼs Program in International Relations provides students with a unique opportunity to develop an expertise on a wide range of global issues, such as war and regional conflict, development and sustainability, climate change, and human rights. With its diverse faculty/student body and a small class size, the program encourages active learning through debates, presentations, group projects, field studies, internships, and more. It prepares students for global leadership and helps them pursue careers in international organizations, business, education, public administration, and NGOs.