Admissions

Doctoral Program Admission Information

Eligibility

The application requirements will change significantly starting in the 2023 academic year.

Application Requirements for Spring Admission in 2023

All candidates must meet the following conditions

  • 1) A person who has been awarded a master’s degree or a post graduate professional degree.
  • 2) A person who has completed a master’s degree program, a professional master’s degree program or the equivalent and received the equivalent of a master’s degree or a professional degree outside Japan.
  • 3) A person designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (under the Public Notice of the Ministry of Education No. 118, 1989)
  • 4) A person approved by the SLGSPH as having at least the equivalent academic ability as those persons mentioned in 1 to 3 above.

NOTE:
-Applicants meeting criteria #3 or #4 above must apply for qualification screening. Please see the Application Guidelines for Doctoral Program Admission Qualification Screening for details

Application Guidelines_Admission Qualification Screening Japanese / English
Application Form_Admission Qualification              Japanese / English
Achievement Declaration                                               English

Admission Procedure Schedule

Admission Schedule for Spring Enrollment

NOTES:
- Applications by non-Japanese candidate living outside of Japan are accepted only in the first block due to the necessary time for the VISA procedures.
- Applications from overseas must arrive at least on the last day of each application period.

2023 Spring Enrollment First Block

Application Period
August 1 (Mon) - August 26, 2022 (Fri) (postmarked by Aug 26)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
September 5, 2022 (Mon)
Admission Examination
September 24 (Sat) or September 25, 2022 (Sun)
Results Notification October 3, 2022 (Mon)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee: October 4 (Tue) - October 28, 2022 (Fri)
Payment of Tuition and Facility Maintenance Fee: December 9, 2022 (Fri)

 

2023 Spring Enrollment Second Block

Application Period
December 12, 2022 (Mon) - January 6, 2023 (Fri) (postmarked by Jan 6)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
January 16, 2023(Mon)
Admission Examination
January 22 (Sun) oJanuary 23, 2023 (Mon)
Results Notification January 26, 2023 (Thu)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
January 27 (Fri) - February 17, 2023 (Fri)

 

2023 Spring Enrollment Third Block

Application Period
January 27 (Fri) - February 10, 2023 (Fri) (postmarked by Feb 10)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
February 17, 2023 (Fri)
Admission Examination
February 25, 2023 (Sat)
Results Notification March 1, 2023 (Wed)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
March 2 (Thu) - March 10, 2023 (Fri)

 

Admission Schedule for Fall Enrollment

NOTES:
- Applications by non-Japanese candidate living outside of Japan are accepted only in the first block due to the necessary time for the VISA procedures.
- Applications from overseas must arrive at least on the last day of each application period.

(Finished) 2022 Fall Enrollment First Block

Application Period
January 26 (Wed)- February 11, 2022 (Fri) (postmarked at least by Feb 11)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
February 18, 2022 (Fri)
Admission Examination
February 26, 2022 (Sat)
Results Notification March 1, 2022 (Tue)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee: March 2 (Wed)- March 25, 2022 (Fri)
Deadline for Tuition and Facility Maintenance Fee Payment: April 22, 2022 (Fri)

 

(Finished) 2022 Fall Enrollment Second Block

Application Period
May 23 (Mon)- June 10, 2022 (Fri) (postmarked at least by Jun 10)
Notification of Examination
 Date and Time
June 17, 2022 (Fri)
Admission Examination
June 25, 2022 (Sat)
Results Notification June 30, 2022 (Thu)
Enrollment Period
Payment of Entrance Fee, Tuition, and Facility Maintenance Fee:
July 1 (Fri)- July 29, 2022 (Fri)

 

Application Documents

  1. Application Form Statement of Purpose Summary of Master’s Thesis, Capstone Project, or Research Conducted in Master Program (200 - 300 words) Research Proposal (300 - 500 words)
  2. Two or more Letters of Recommendation (in Japanese or English)
  3. Official Academic Transcript
  4. Certificate of Completion / Graduation of past degrees
  • Please see the Admission Guide for details.

Application Fee

40,000 JPY

Admission Guide and Forms

For 2023 Admissions

 [Spring Enrollment] Admission Guide
Guide for Fall Enrollment will be released at a later time.

English / Japanese
 Measures for preventing infection of COVID-19 English / Japanese
Application Form English / Japanese
Letter of Recommendation
(in English or Japanese)
English / Japanese
Examination Ticket English and Japanese
Proof of Application Fee Payment English and Japanese