Admission Scheme for Master's Course

This page was updated on April 10, 2024. When there is any change, we will update this website occasionally.

Admission for GPSS (Ordinary Examination Schedule B) is available once a year, opening in November for both October and April enrollments. (Application in November, 2024 → Enrollment in April or October, 2025)

The admission process entails a document review and oral examination; there is no written examination. All entrance examinations are conducted in English.

Applicants are required to submit short essays and a research plan in English as part of their application documents and should prepare them thoroughly. Additionally, GPSS mandates the submission of TOEFL or IELTS score reports, so it is advisable to take these tests well in advance.

Important: Please note that applicants residing overseas and who do not hold Japanese residency status at the time of application, cannot enroll in April due to time constraints associated with immigration procedures. Enrollment would be in October.

Special admission schemes are available for those eligible for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) and the Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation).

For more detailed information, please refer to the following pages.

Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship (ADB-JSP)
MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation

Ordinary Examination (Schedule B)

Eligibility Graduated from a university or expected to graduate from a university by March 31, 2025 for April, 2025 enrollment, and by September 30, 2025 for October, 2025 enrollment
Scholarship Opportunities Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship **
Examination Fee 30,000 JPY
Application Period (Deadline) November 12 to 18, 2024
Date and Venue of oral Examination Date: End of January , 2025
Venue: Online

Detail will be announced only to the successful applicants of the document review.
Anticipated Entry April, 2025 or October, 2025
No. of Accepted (No. of Applicants) 2023:9(41), 2022:6(33), 2021: 6(21), 2020: 7(29), 2019:6(23), 2018:6(27), 2017:11(44), 2016:11(26), 2015:13(30), 2014:9(29), 2013:7(18), 2012:6(14), 2011:8(15), 2010:10(23), 2009:9(22), 2008:10(21), 2007:6(12)

This page is updated in April every year. If you consider enrollment date after above mentioned dates, please wait until next April.
** Please see the detailed process about the scholarship application in the following page for Ordinary Examination (Schedule B).

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