The time frame for application submissions will be announced in June 2020.

Please make sure that you have read the JDTS APPLICATION FAQ before you apply for a place in the Joint Degree Master Program in Transcultural Studies or contact the JDTS coordination office (apply[a]

The information provided below is still subject to change. Final application procedures will be announced in June 2020.

Admission Procedures (Revised)

Applications can only be submitted for the spring term of each year. The application procedure is under revision and will change for 2021. For your reference, you can access the previous version of the application form as a sample here. The new application procedures will utilize an online application system.

Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) Screening
International applicants will have to indicate their intention to apply for an enrollment in April 2021 to the Admissions Assistance Office, AAO. The office will check your eligibility for enrollment. Especially, if you are outside Japan during application, please contact the office as early as possible.

Necessary Documents
In addition to the application form, all applicants will have to submit the following documents (subject to change, list is for reference only; further documents may be required).

  • Certified/official English translation or certified copy of the degree certificate of your B.A. (and M.A./M. Phil if applicable).
  • Certified/official English translation or certified transcript of academic records of your B.A. (and M.A. / M. Phil if applicable).
  • Certified copies of language certificates (English plus two additional languages).
  • Letter of motivation  (in English; min. 800, max. 1.000 words).

For further information please refer to the JDTS APPLICATION FAQ!