Admissions

The Graduate School of Business at AGU welcomes potential students who have a strong interest in conducting rigorous empirical and/or theoretical research integrated with their own practical work experiences. Please carefully read and strictly follow the guidelines and instructions mentioned below when you apply to the SMIPRP at AGU.

The number of students to be admitted for SMIPRP course is approximately 10.

Qualification for Applicants

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for SMIPRP:

Admissions Criteria

Applicants will be selected for admission to this program based on the following criteria:

NOTE: Double school registration is not allowed at AGU. Those who are currently attending the school must graduate before enrollment in AGU.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Online Entry

Available until 19 August, 2016 (17:00 JST*)
*Japan Standard Time

First, you will need to create a login account to proceed with your application. To create a login account, fill out and submit the online registration form with the necessary information.

Please note that you will not be registered as an ‘applicant’ until we have received all the required application documents.

Step 2: Notification of ID&Password

Upon your submission of the online registration form, your ID and password will be sent to you via email.

Step3: Download Application Forms

Please go to the top page of the SMIPRP website and click the ‘LOGIN’ button. Then you are required to enter the provided ID and password in the login page to proceed to the next step in order to download and fill out the designated Form1-6 and Application Checklist.

Step4: Mail designated Application forms & other required documents

By 25 August, 2016 (JST)

Please send all the following documents by DHL or any other registered express mailing delivery service according to the instructions below.

Designated Application Forms & Other Required Documents
  (Form1) Application Form with photo
  (Forms 2-1 and 2-2) Two Letters of Recommendation
(Preferably, one from your current supervisor at your work place)
  (Form3) Certificate of Employment Status and Acceptance for Leave of Absence
  (Form4) Assignment Paper
  (Form5) Research Proposal at the SMIPRP
  (Form6) WCO Nomination Form (for a CUSTOMS OFFICER of a developing member of the WCO.)
The form must have a signature and seal by the Head of the nominating administration e.g. Director General, Commissioner or equivalent official.
  Official degree certificates or official copies of diplomas from ALL colleges/universities previously attended.
  Official transcripts or official copies of transcripts from ALL colleges/universities previously attended.
  Either of the following English Proficiency Certificates
  1. TOEFL or IELTS official score report
    *For those who have not received undergraduate/graduate education in English.
     The score should be obtained within the past two years of the application
  2. Official certificate to prove your undergraduate/graduate education was conducted in English.
    This official document has to be issued by the educational institute you attended.
  A photocopy of your passport
  (If any) A photocopy of either a paper, report, thesis, or book written in English.
  (If the names on the application forms and certificates are different)
Proof of the surname/name change (marriage certificate, etc.)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Mailing Materials must be received by the deadline (Japan Standard Time).
  2. All the submitted documents must be Original.
    *However, with regards to the official degree certificates and transcripts, official copies are acceptable in case where submission of the original is not possible. Photocopies are NOT accepted.
  3. An official copy means a certified true copy of the original document with an official seal obtained from the administration office of the university attended. A true copy of the original document certified by a notary public may also be accepted.
  4. All the submitted documents will NOT be returned to applicants. It is advisable that you keep copies of all the documents submitted with your application.
  5. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
    Please download and use the provided application checklist to make sure that all required forms and documents have been completed and enclosed.
  6. All documents must be presented in English. If the original documents are written in languages other than English, you are required to attach its official English translation with a seal and signature to the original documents.
  7. Faxed documents and digital copies sent through e-mail are NOT acceptable.
  8. AGU respects the privacy of every individual who submits personal information to us. All submitted information shall only be used for the purposes of administration and entry examination. AGU will not disclose submitted information from any individual to a third party.

Mailing Address:

Master's Program Admissions Office
Graduate School of Business
Aoyama Gakuin University
4-4-25 Shibuya Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-8366
JAPAN

Step 5: Online Interview with selected applicants

Between 28 September and 1 October, 2016

After reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee for the SMIPRP will request an interview for selected applicants (i.e. those applicants who have successfully passed the documentary examination). Those who are selected will receive the notification and scheduling information on the interview via email.

Interviews are conducted via Skype. If you are invited for an interview, you should be online and prepared to receive our call at the day and time scheduled by the Admissions Committee.

The interviewers consisted of faculty members (the Admissions Committee) will evaluate the candidates according to the admission criteria.

Tuition & Fee

Admission Fee:
290,000 yen (as of 2016)
Annual Tuition Fee:
902,000 yen (as of 2016)

NOTE : For those who wish to receive WCO Scholarship, please read here carefully.

Notes

We require each applicant to provide us with an email address because it will be your primary form of communication with AGU Admissions. To protect your privacy, admissions notifications are available only through our password-protected Application Status Check Website.

AGU is not responsible for any technological issues (including email filters) that prevent applicants from receiving our communications. Please contact your email provider and/or set your spam filter preferences to ensure you will receive email from all email addresses with the "aoyamagakuin.jp" and "busi.aoyama.ac.jp" domains.

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