How to Apply – Graduate School Admissions

How to Apply – 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 Admissions Center. 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 2024 Intake] Enrollment: April, 2024

Application Periods Announcement of Results Due Date for all Fees
and Visa-related Documents
For all applicants
1 September 20 -
October 4, 2023
5:00 pm (JST)
October 31, 2023 November 10, 2023
Only for applicants residing in Japan who do not need to apply for a new COE/Visa
2 January 10 -
January 24, 2024
5:00 pm (JST)
February 21, 2024 March 1, 2024

[Fall 2024 Intake] Enrollment: September, 2024

Application Periods Announcement of Results Due Date for all Fees
and Visa-related Documents
For all applicants
1 March 27 -
April 10, 2024
5:00 pm (JST)
May 22, 2024 May 27 (Documents);
May 31 (Fees), 2024
Only for applicants residing in Japan who do not need to apply for a new COE/Visa
2 May 22 -
June 5, 2024
5:00 pm (JST)
July 3, 2024 July 12, 2024
  • 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.

For more details, please contact the E-Track Admissions Center (etrack-admissions@tiu.ac.jp).
TOEFL iBT TOEIC
(Listening & Reading)
IELTS Pearson PTE Academic Duolingo
80 780 6.0 50 115

*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

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