Application Process

IUJ staff are standing by to help you with your application to any of the IUJ’s Master’s level programs all offered in English.

To get started with an Online Application, simply click!

Below is a simple check list of things you need to successfully apply. We hope it helps!  Please also review the resources on ourAdmissions page, including an FAQ sectionAdmissions One Point Advice, and scholarship info.

Do not hesitate to contact us for questions and guidance that you cannot find here by emailing to our GSIR (MA programs) or GSIM(Business school) admissions’ staff.

We sincerely look forward to working with you and helping you join us on our amazing campus.  Thank you again for your interest in IUJ: Where the World Gathers!

Please download the Application Guidelines for full instructions.
Below is supplemental and quick information

Application CheckList

Submit the application materials

Remember to complete the application form online and mail all other necessary documents by the deadline. Those items are:

<< may be used for confirmation of items you must provide. >>

To be mailed separately To be submitted online
O Complete Online Application (including academic and work related information, Pledge, Application Check List Form, etc.)
O Personal Statement
O Research Interests
O Two Recommendations in sealed and signed envelopes
O College Certificates with the College Certificate Request Form in sealed and signed envelopes
O GMAT Score Report sent directly from the Pearson VUE (MBA applicants only).  GRE score or IUJ administered Math Score may be substituted for the GMAT for specific candidates.  Ask the Admissions Team
O TOEFL/IELTS Score Report sent directly from the ETS/the British Council (or an IELTS test center) or TOEIC score
O Application Fee Form and Fee
Domestic applicants: 30,000yen
International applicants: 5,000yen
O Four Photos

<< If applicable >>

To be mailed separately To be enclosed,
or submitted online
O Certificate of Alien Registration/Residents Card (Domestic applicants only)
O Certificate/Letter of Academic Research Experience (See the minimum qualification, category 2)
O Endorsement Form (1-year MBA only)

<< if necessary >>

To be mailed separately To be enclosed,
or submitted online
O IUJ Scholarship Application

Do not hesitate to contact us for questions and guidance that you cannot find here by emailing to our GSIR (MA programs) or GSIM(Business school) admissions’ staff.

  1. Announcement of Result
    Admission results are posted at You are required to login the online application, and then you can see whether or not you have successfully passed the screening process. The result will also be mailed to you along with the necessary documents to be filled in and returned to IUJ. A notice of scholarship allocation results will be enclosed as well if you applied for a scholarship.
  2. Admission procedures
    Follow the guidelines of admission procedures which are mailed to you. You will need to pay the admission fee and return the materials below by the designated deadline:

    1. A completed medical examination form
    2. A certificate of graduation from an undergraduate program (BA, BS, BEng, etc.) and transcript ONLY IF you have not yet graduate at the time of application.
    3. An application form for certificate of eligibility (student visa application)
    4. An application form for Intensive Japanese Language Program if desired.
    5. An application form for Intensive English Program if desired.
    6. Your dorm room preferences using THIS FORM
    7. Your Email request and Emergency contact information using THIS FORM
  3. A Letter of Admission
    If you complete the admission procedures above, a Letter of Admission will be issued and mailed to you along with an application form for opening a local bank account. You are required to fill in the form and mail it back to us. The information on computer environment at IUJ and Info Kit will be sent as well. The Info Kit contains a lot of valuable information. Please read it very carefully.
  4. Visa
    In the middle of August, you will receive a certificate of eligibility if you send back the application form for that certificate by the due date (guidance available HERE). You are to apply for a student visa at the nearest Japanese embassy/consulate in your place in person or by mail with the certificate.
  5. Arrival Dates to IUJ
    1.  Flight reservation (for those not participating in a summer program)
      In general, incoming students are able to check in to the IUJ dorms in the middle of September. See the September Calendar for specific dates for each academic year. (Please note, officially the academic year starts September 1, but classes start much later: usually the last Monday of September or first Monday of October. Orientation runs the last 2 weeks of September. But be sure to check the calendar for that year’s plan.)
  6. Dorm room information
    You will be informed your dorm room number and phone number some time in late August. Please use the THIS form to indicate your Dorm Preferences as soon after you pay the Admissions fee as possible.
  7. Shipping
    Follow the Info Kit instructions (available HERE). Remember to write your name, dorm room number and phone number on all shipping forms, and have it as a tag on your luggage as well..
    You may send your luggage to IUJ ahead of your arrival THIS TIME ONLY. This is a service reserved only for first-time arrivers.
  8. Departure for Japan
    Say “See you” to your family and friends and get on board a plane. From the airports in Japan to IUJ, follow the information in the Info Pack (sent to all those admitted, or downloadable from the OSS website.