Starting in Academic Year 2019, the following changes will be made to the entrance examination for the Graduate School of Media and Governance.
Refer to the application guidebook for details (to be released at the end of March 2019).
Ⅰ. Removal of the essay test at the time of the application to the Master’s Program within Japan
Those applying to the Master’s Program within Japan
・There will no longer be an essay test.
(The first round examination is based on document only, and the second round is an interview for those who pass the first round).
Ⅱ. Changes to the process for application to the Master’s Program from overseas.
Those applying to the Master’s Program from overseas
The changes to the process are as follows.
1. Carefully refer to the application guidebook.
2. Take Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 with the Graduate School Committee member of the Program you wish to join.
Step 1: Discuss your Research Plan.
Discuss the following over email:
a) Your research theme
b) Your research and schedule for degree acquisition.
c) The research style of the Program.
d) What is expected of you as a research member in the Program and so on.
Step 2: Take an online interview on Skype or WebEx etc. between the applicant and the Graduate School Committee member.
You must be interviewed at least once. You can also come to Japan and be interviewed in person. Discuss your research plan in Step 1 in more detail.
Step 3: Request a Graduate School Committee member to write a “Letter of Acceptance to Act as a Research Supervisor” and receive their informal consent.
Request that they fill out the Letter of Acceptance to Act as a Research Supervisor and receive their informal consent.
(Applications from overseas will not be accepted without the submission of this form.)
3. Register in the Admission Web Entry System and submit Application Documents Submitted Online, and print out the Applicant Entry Form.
4. Pay the application fee.
5. Send the Application Documents Submitted by Postal Mail to the Admissions Office. Applications that arrive after the application period will not be accepted.
If applications are sent from overseas, they should be sent by a method that allows tracking, such as EMS, and they must arrive on or before the last day of the application period.
6. Print out the Examination Slip.
7. Check the Online Application website to see the result.
With these changes you will be required to take an online interview with the Graduate School Committee member of the Program you wish to join and submit the Letter of Acceptance to Act as a Research Supervisor. Recommendation letters are not accepted for applications from overseas.
Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete the application process.