Graduate Program

Exam Info

Application

The screening of successful applicants will be based only through documents submitted. Candidates must submit the necessary Application Forms, Personal Statement and Study Plan, Letters of Recommendation, and documents verifying language proficiency (listed below).

 

Eligibility

Programs Preferred Language Proficiency Level upon Application
English Language Teaching Practices (ELT) TOEFL iBT® TEST 88, TOEFL® PBT TEST 570, or an equivalent level of English demonstrated by another English test such as TOEIC® L&R 820, IELTS™ 6.5, Cambridge English Qualifications C2 Proficiency, and STEP 1st level.
Japanese Language Teaching Practices (JLT)

Native Speaker of Japanese (Must meet 1) or 2) of the requirements below)

  1. TOEFL iBT® TEST 71, TOEFL® PBT TEST 530, or an equivalent level of English demonstrated by another English test, such as TOEIC® L&R 750, IELTS™ 6.0, and STEP Pre-1st level.
  2. Must meet both of the following requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT® TEST 61, TOEFL® PBT TEST 500, or an equivalent level of English demonstrated by another English test, such as TOEIC® L&R 700, IELTS™ 6.0, and STEP Pre-1st level.
    • Those who demonstrated proficiency by language test other than English. TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) 5th level, HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) 5th level, or CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference of Languages) C1 level.

Non-Native Speaker of Japanese (Must meet both of the requirements below)

  1. TOEFL iBT® TEST 61, TOEFL® PBT TEST 500, or an equivalent level of English demonstrated by another English test, such as TOEIC® L&R 700, IELTS™ 6.0, and STEP Pre-1st level.
  2. JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N1 level.
Global Communication Practices (GCP) TOEFL iBT® TEST 79, TOEFL® PBT TEST 550 or an equivalent level of English demonstrated by another English test, such as TOEIC® L&R 800, IELTS™ 6.5, Cambridge English Qualifications C1 Advanced, and STEP 1st level.

The scores above are general standards, and you can still apply even if you have not met these standards. A score from TOEFL ITP® TEST or TOEIC® L&R IP TEST implemented exclusively for AIU is considered equivalent to that of TOEFL® PBT TEST or TOEIC® L&R TEST, respectively. Applicants are required to submit a score report from one of the required language proficiency tests. The scores/certificates for language proficiency test(s) must be dated within 2 years from the last day of each application period. Only applicants whose scores/certificates for language proficiency test(s) have expired, but who have met the standards, may choose to take an online interview test. (In English or Japanese only) To apply for an interview test, please complete the online form. The interview test must be completed prior to the submission of the application documents. Online FormThe interview test must be completed prior to the submission of the application documents.

Required Documents

  • Application Forms
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume (CV)
  • Certificate of undergraduate graduation or a certificate of your bachelor’s degree
  • Transcript
  • Document which verifies your language proficiency

Research Student System for Non-native Speakers of English

* This section is provided only in the Japanese language as the Research System for non-native speakers of English is eligible only to those with Japanese nationality, permanent residency visa, special permanent residency visa, student visa, or other types of visa excluding temporary visit.

本学の英語集中プログラム(EAP)で英語の運用能力を高めてから本研究科に入学する選択肢もあります。英語運用能力が出願要件に達していない場合でも、英語を集中的に学習することにより本研究科での修学が可能になると判断された場合は、研究生として入学することが可能です。ただし、研究生としての入学は、大学院の合格を保証するものではありません。本制度の利用は、日本国籍、日本国の(特別)永住許可、「留学」等の在留資格(短期滞在を除く)のいずれかの保持者に限ります。詳しくは「研究科の概要と特色」ページをご覧ください。

Schedule

Application Periods are scheduled as follows: (Approximately 3 successful applicants each period)

Screening Application Periods Announcement of Successful Applicants Matriculation Procedures for Successful Applicants Time of Matriculation
Fall September 17-26, 2024 October 18, 2024 October 21-November 1, 2024 April or September, 2025
Winter December 2-11, 2024 January 15, 2025 January 16-28, 2025 April or September, 2025
Spring April 11-21, 2025 May 14, 2025 May 15-28, 2025 September, 2025
  • The Japanese Language Teaching Practices (JLT) accepts new students only in September.

Consultation before Application

In order to be sure that AIU is indeed the right university for students, we strongly recommend prospective students to have a consultation with an AIU faculty member before formally applying. Please complete this online form to book a consultation.

Latest Application Info

To recruit a wide range of talents, the AIU Professional Graduate School adopts April and September admissions (JLT limits its admission to September).

The screening of successful applicants will be based only through documents submitted, and there is no application fee. If you are interested in applying, please download the application form below.

Be sure to save the downloaded data to your PC. The application documents must be submitted in print. Your signature and date must be written by hand.

Please contact our Admissions Office for inquiries on the application.

Enrollment Period Required Documents Accepting Practices
April, 2025 Admission Information/Application English Language Teaching Practices (ELT)
Global Communication Practices (GCP)
September, 2025 Admission Information/Application English Language Teaching Practices (ELT)
Japanese Language Teaching Practices (JLT)
Global Communication Practices (GCP)
  • The Japanese Language Teaching Practices (JLT) accepts new students only in September.

Matriculation Fee & Tuition

Details about our matriculation fee & tuition are available at the following webpage.

Contact

AIU Admissions Office
Tel. 018-886-5931/Fax. 018-886-5910/Email. info@aiu.ac.jp
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