Screening Schedule

AY 2019 Graduate Schools Screening Schedule

April 2019 Enrollment

Master's Programs

Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
MEXT Scholarship
(Top Global University Project)
× September 26, 2018 (Wed) November 5, 2018 (Mon)
General Application 1
General Application 2 October 24, 2018 (Wed) December 10, 2018 (Mon)
General Application 3 × November 28, 2018 (Wed) January 21, 2019 (Mon)
Doctoral Program

Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
Doctoral Application 1 October 24, 2018 (Wed) December 10, 2018 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 2 × November 28, 2018 (Wed) January 21, 2019 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Master's Programs

Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
MEXT Scholarship
(Top Global University Project)
× November 28, 2018 (Wed) January 21, 2019 (Mon)
General Application 1
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)
× February 27, 2019 (Wed) April 8, 2019 (Mon)
General Application 2
General Application 3 April 3, 2019 (Wed) May 20, 2019 (Mon)
General Application 4 × May 22, 2019 (Wed) July 1, 2019 (Mon)
IMAT Program

Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
IMAT Program Application 1 November 28, 2018 (Wed) January 21, 2019 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 2 February 27, 2019 (Wed) April 8, 2019 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 3 × April 3, 2019 (Wed) May 20, 2019 (Mon)
IMAT Program Application 4 × April 17, 2019 (Wed)
IMAT Program Application 5 × May 22, 2019 (Wed) July 1, 2019 (Mon)
Doctoral Program

Who can Apply

Application Type
Overseas Applicants Domestic/
Internal Applicants

Application Deadline

Result Notification
Doctoral Application 1 April 3, 2019 (Wed) May 20, 2019 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 2 × May 22, 2019 (Wed) July 1, 2019 (Mon)
● Overseas Applicants
All applicants residing outside Japan, excluding Japanese nationals.

● Domestic Applicants
All foreign nationals residing in Japan with a visa status other than short-term (for example, a Work Visa or a Dependent Visa) and all Japanese nationals whether living in Japan or abroad.
  • *Applicants who possess any visa which will expire before or during the application process will not be considered as domestic applicants.
● Internal Applicants
Applicants currently enrolled in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) or Ritsumeikan University.