Application and Admissions 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 our Admissions page, including 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 Admissions Guidelines  for full instructions.
Below is supplemental and quick information

Application CheckList

Submit the application materials

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

To be submitted online:

1. Personal Statement and Research Topic

2. Recommendations Letter (only if requested)

3. College Certificates (Official transcript of academic record and Certificate of graduation/degree)

4. Application Fee

International applicants: 5,000 yen
Domestic applicants: 9,000 yen

5. GMAT or GRE Score Report (GSIM applicants only)

6. TOEFL/IELTS or TOEIC Score Report

  1. Announcement of Result
    Admission results are posted at the online application. 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 sent to you by email along with the necessary documents to be filled in and returned to IUJ. A notice of scholarship allocation results will be attached as well if you applied for a scholarship.
  2. Admission procedures
    Follow the guidelines of admission procedures which are sent 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 and transcript
    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 the Info Kit. 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 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.

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.