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Application to the Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University

As a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Recipient

In order to apply for graduate programs at Hitotsubashi University as a MEXT scholarship student for the 2018 academic year, you need to be selected as a preliminary candidate by the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General in your country. Submit your completed application form and supporting documents by registered express mail (e.g. EMS, DHL) and make sure to meet the deadline. You would not be accepted if you miss the application deadline.
Chinese candidates who are selected as preliminary candidates by the Japanese Embassy in China also have to follow the same schedule since this year.. Chinese candidates who wish to enroll in April could apply only for Graduate School of Economics.

*Note Applicants cannot apply for the MBA program of International Corporate Strategy in Graduate School of Business Administration.

Application and Supporting Documents:

  1. Application Form:WORDPDF
  2. Japanese Language Proficiency Evaluation Form B:WORD / PDF
    *Ask your Japanese language teacher or instructor to evaluate your Japanese language proficiency.
  3. A set of photocopies of the documents submitted to the Japanese Embassy (description of educational background, certified academic records from the university attended and description of the field of study and study program, etc.).
  4. The Certificate of Preliminary Selection issued by the Japanese Embassy.
    *If you cannot submit the original one, please attach a statement of reason and submit a photocopied certificate.

Application Submission:

Please send the completed application form and supporting documents to the graduate school you are applying for, by registered mail.
*Please write in red ink "Application Form for MEXT Scholarship Student" in the margin of the envelope.

Address:
Office of the [name of the graduate school*], Hitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi City, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan

* The name of the graduate school should be one of the following:

  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Graduate School of Language and Society

*For those who apply for Graduate School of Business Administration, please send the documents to the address below;

[Ph.D Program, Management Analysis Program]

Address

Office of Graduate School of Commerce and Management
Hitotsubashi University
2-1, Naka, Kunitachi-schi, Tokyo 186-8601, JAPAN



[DBA program in International Corporate Strategy]

Address

Office of the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
Hitotsubashi University
National Center of Sciences
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439, JAPAN

Selection Schedule

Application Deadline: All the completed application form and supporting documents must arrive at Hitotsubashi University no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Notification of Screening Result:
Between Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Friday, September 22, 2017, Graduate School will send a notification of screening result to each applicant by postal mail and by E-mail.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.1 If I cannot get the acceptance notice from Hitotsubashi University by the submittion deadline of the Japanese Embassy, what should I do?

A.1 The screening result will be informed to each applicant from September 13(Wed) to 22(Fri) by mail and E-mail from each graduate school. Please explain our screening schedule to the Japanese Embassy in advance, and submit an Acceptance Letter to them as soon as the result reaches.

Q.2 I have not decided my academic advisor. Should I contact anyone under whom I want to study before the enrollment?

A.2 It is not necessary to contact professors, but we recommend checking the Hitotsubashi Researchers Information.

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