We are pleased to learn of your interest in the International University of Japan. IUJ welcomes qualified students with diverse backgrounds from all over the world to apply to our Master’s level degree programs (taught in English). Scholarships are available for qualified students.

Master’s Programs

Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR)Graduate School of International Management (GSIM)
‣International Relations Program
‣International Development Program (MA in Int’l Development or Economics)
‣Public Management and Policy Analysis Program
‣Japan-Global Development Program (MA in Int’l Relations, Int’l Development, Economics or Public Management)
‣2-year MBA Program
‣1-year MBA Program
‣Japan-Global Development Program (MBA)
‣Digital Transformation Program

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Admissions Guidelines 

For the details of the application requirements and process



You can take the tests at home if the submission is requested
Click the links below for the details
TOEFL iBT Home Edition:   GMAT Online Exam:  GRE at Home:
≪IUJ Institution Codes≫  TOEFL and GRE: 0712    GMAT: BV1-7F-20

Note on the exceptional measure relating to COVID-19: 
If you cannot take either TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC/GMAT/GRE at the test centers or TOEFL iBT Home Edition/GMAT Online Exam/GRE Test at Home due to COVID-19, IUJ may offer an alternative online test depending on your eligibility. If this applies to you, contact the IUJ Admission Office, at the latest, 2 weeks prior to the application deadlines.

English Test Exemption Policy

Those who fall into one of the following categories are exempted from submitting an English Test score (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC):

Category 1: Students whose mother tongue is English and who lived and were largely educated in one of the following countries: the U.S.A., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, where English is the national language.

Category 2: Students who have formally completed or are expected to complete an undergraduate or graduate program (in English) in one of the countries of Category 1.

Category 3: Students who have formally completed or are expected to complete an undergraduate or graduate program in an English-medium institution in one of the following countries:
Asia-Pacific: India, the Philippines, Singapore The Americas: Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Africa: Botswana, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Europe: Malta

Application Deadlines for Enrollment in September 2021

International ApplicantsDomestic Applicants
Feb. 15, 2021
Mar. 25, 2021
May 9, 2021 (only for GSIM applicants)

Feb. 17, 2021
Mar. 24, 2021
May 6, 2021
June 9, 2021

News: One more chance to join GSIM in Fall 2021 (Additional screening)

 The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) has decided to provide one more opportunity for residents of countries other than Japan to join MBA/JGDP/DXP program as the following schedule.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2021
Announcement of Results: May 27, 2021

For further information, please refer to the 2021 Admissions Guidelines for Overseas 3rd round.
Please note that applicants for this round are not considered for ADB scholarship.

Online Application

If you have any questions, please contact:
Graduate School of International Management

Scholarship Guidelines for International Applicants

☞ How to apply for Scholarship ❶ Pass the admission screening ❷ Qualified applicants are nominated for suitable scholarships ❸ You can apply for the said scholarship

96% Students Receive Scholarships

70% Receive Full Scholarships

MEXT, ADB, Nakayama, JERA, AEON, KMMF, Mitsubishi UFJ……

We recommend you to check the scholarship eligibility before starting the online application. Applications for Scholarships for Non-Japanese Applicants are a part of the Online Application (For Japanese applicants, please see the site in Japanese.).

Note: Scholarships Guidelines are usually updated in September every year.
You may see the information for a previous application period during the time applications are closed.

PhD Program

Please read Admissions Guidelines before starting online application.

Info for PhD Program   in English   in Japanese 

Admissions Guidelines    in English   in Japanese 

Scholarship Guidelines    for Non-Japanese     for Japanese 

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Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) :

Special Selection for Linkage Program and SPIRIT World Bank Program students

You may see the information for a previous application period during the time applications are closed.

GSIR (International Development, International Relations, Public Management) 


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Schedule and Application for Info. Sessions and Open Campuses.

Note to Special Needs Applications

IUJ welcomes applicants with special needs to contact us for information on our campus facilities and possible special arrangements they may need to join our academic programs and participate in dorm life.

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