School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

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General Admission Examination for Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics (First Year Enrollment)
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7. Announcement of Acceptance & Enrollment Procedure

Announcement of Acceptance

The examinee numbers of successful applicants will be posted to our website on November 19, 2018. Acceptance letters will be sent to the successful applicants on the day. The letters will be posted by express mail to the applicants residing overseas or by registered mail to those residing in Japan.

Enrollment Procedure

  1. (1)Enrollment Procedure Guidelines (which contain documents to be submitted before entrance) will be sent out to successful applicants on Friday, February 15, 2019.
    Follow the direction in the Guidelines.
    The successful applicants are expected to notify us before the date above if they change their postal address.
  2. (2)Expenses Required upon Entrance
    1. (a)Entrance fees are 282,000 Japanese Yen, which is non-refundable.
    2. (b)Tuition: The tuition for the first semester of the 2019 academic year (April – September) is 267,900 Japanese Yen.
      The tuition for the second semester (October – March) is 267,900 Japanese Yen (Yearly Amount: 535,800 Japanese Yen).
      A half or full exemption of the tuition fees are expected to be available for the students enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics.

      • For students enrolled in the first year of the program: A half exemption
      • For students enrolled in the third year of the program: A full exemption


      1. 1.If fees are revised before entrance or while enrolled in this program, the revised tuition fees will be applied.
      2. 2.The entrance fees are exempt for the MEXT scholarship students.
  3. (3)All applicants with a job (except part-time) need a document or a letter (ex; an order for a training course, a letter of leave of absence or an approval letter) from the employer to prove that you are available to complete the program.
  4. (4)International applicants must acquire a Status of Residence suitable for entrance to a graduate school, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No. 319 of 1951), before beginning enrollment procedures. Those who wish to enter this program as an international student must acquire Status of Residence as a “Student.”