Graduate School Admissions

Get your Master's Degree in Tokyo

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 TIU Online Application and "My TIU Page". 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 corresponding application form to the E-Track Office. Read the Master's Application Guideline or the Ph.D. Application Guideline carefully before you apply.

II. Important Dates

Key Dates in the Application Process

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[Spring 2019 Intake] Enrollment: April, 2019
Application PeriodsAnnouncement of ResultsDue Date for Tuition, Fees and Documents
For all applicants
1 September 26 -
October 10, 2018

5:00 pm (JST)

November 2, 2018 November 13, 2018
* Only for applicants residing in Japan
2 November 21 -
December 5, 2018

5:00 pm (JST)

December 26, 2018 January 11, 2019
[Fall 2019 Intake] Enrollment: September, 2019
Announcement of
Due Date for Tuition,
Fees and Documents
For all applicants
1 April 17 -
May 1, 2019

5:00 pm (JST)

May 29, 2019 June 7, 2019
* Only for applicants residing in Japan
2 June 5 -
June 19, 2019

5:00 pm (JST)

July 10, 2019 July 19, 2019
* Submission of Visa-related Documents is only required for non-Japanese applicants who do not hold a valid Japanese visa
  • 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 Graduate School

Applicants must fulfill 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. Hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, awarded by a foreign educational institution that requires three years of education or more for graduation.

*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.

(Listening & Reading)
IELTSPearson PTE Academic
80 550 780 6.0 50

*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.)

Ph.D. Students