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Students are accepted twice annually in April or September. Acceptance is granted upon careful review of all application documents, including: a Research Plan, two letters of recommendation, and English test results. Japanese language proficiency or previous Japanese learning experience is not required for admission.

Application Procedures

I. Application

Applications for the E-Track Masterʼs Program are conducted entirely through an online system called ApplyJapan. The service will be accessible during the application dates listed in section II. Applications for the E-Track Ph.D. Program are conducted by submitting the attached application form (Ph.D. Economics). Read the Application Guideline carefully before you apply.

II. Important Dates

Key Dates in the Application Process

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[Spring 2018 Intake] Enrollment: April, 2018
Application
Periods
Announcement of
Results
Due Date for Tuition,
Fees and Documents
For all applicants
1 September 18 - September 27, 2017 October 18, 2017 October 26, 2017
Only for applicants residing in Japan
2 January 22 - January 31, 2018 February 21, 2018 March 1, 2018
  
[Fall 2018 Intake] Enrollment: September, 2018
Application
Periods
Announcement of
Results
Due Date for Tuition,
Fees and Documents
For all applicants
1 April 23 - May 2, 2018 May 23, 2018 June 4, 2018
Only for applicants residing in Japan
2 June 18 - June 27, 2018 July 18, 2018 July 30, 2018
  • Deadlines in the above tables are indicated in Japanese Standard Time.
  • If you are uncertain about your eligibility, contact the E-Track Office well before an application period starts.
  • Applicants are required to complete the online application and submit the required documents by the final date of the application period.

III. Application Eligibility for the MA Program

Applicants must fulfill both of the following requirements

Requirement 1 : Educational Background

Applicants must have completed, or be scheduled to complete one of the following criteria before the enrollment date at TIU.

  1. Have graduated from a Japanese university.
  2. Have completed a 16-year standard education curriculum outside Japan.
  3. Have completed a 15-year standard education curriculum outside Japan and whose academic achievements are acknowledged by Tokyo International University to be outstanding.
  4. Be at least 22 years of age before the enrollment date at TIU and have been screened at the eligibility prescreening by TIU.

*If you have other education qualifications, please send your inquiries before application periods start using the Eligibility Verification Form.

Requirement 2 : English Proficiency

Applicants must be able to demonstrate sufficient linguistic ability to understand lectures in English. To demonstrate English proficiency, applicants are required to take one of the following English tests and achieve at least the minimum score indicated below.

TOFLE iBTTOEICIELTSPearson PTE AcademicEIKEN
61 700 5.5 45 Pre-1

*English tests must have been taken within two years of the date of application.
*Results of Institutional Program (IP) tests are not accepted. (IP tests are held within schools or organizations. These tests are not accepted by universities.)

Application Eligibility for Ph.D. Economics Program