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The Graduate School at Hosei University was opened in 1951, offering Master’s degree programs in the Graduate School of Humanities and the Graduate School of Sociology. The Graduate Schools of Hosei University have since opened their doors to the world’s scholars, growing and diversifying to meet the needs of modern society while retaining time-honored traditions of fundamental research and learning and striving to produce the human resources who will excel in the leading fields of the modern era.
In order to meet the needs of society, the Graduate Schools and programs offered by Hosei have undergone continuous and active growth and reform. In September 2015, the Graduate School of Innovation and Management began a new Global MBA program, a degree program taught entirely in English.
Currently, Hosei University has 15 Graduate Schools with 31 majors, as well as 3 institutes. These schools and programs offer research and learning opportunities that promote students’ growth so that they may realize their goals of becoming advanced researchers and highly-skilled professionals.

Regional Policy Design

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 162-0843
Address 2-15-2 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Graduate School of Regional Policy Design Office
Phone 03-5228-1640
Fax 03-5228-1643
Type of research department Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Regional Policy Design
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level)
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Others(You must make a meeting with a graduate school director, etc. in advance (to be introduced by the university).)
Number of international students in 2015 27
Number of privately financed students 27
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 270,000 yen
Tuition per year 750,000 yen
Other expenses 135,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,155,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 1st
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 15, 2015
Starting date for application submission July 27, 2015
Deadline of application August 1, 2015
Date of examination August 23, 2015
Notification of examination result August 26, 2015
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Essay
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 2nd
Deadline for prior qualification screening September 7, 2015
Starting date for application submission October 26, 2015
Deadline of application October 31, 2015
Date of examination November 15, 2015
Notification of examination result November 17, 2015
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Essay
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 3rd
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 2, 2015
Starting date for application submission December 14, 2015
Deadline of application December 19, 2015
Date of examination January 30, 2016
Notification of examination result February 2, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Essay
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 4th
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 14, 2015
Starting date for application submission February 1, 2016
Deadline of application February 6, 2016
Date of examination February 27, 2016
Notification of examination result March 1, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Essay
Program Doctoral program
Major Regional Policy Design
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Approval from an academic advisor is required. (An academic advisor will be introduced by the school.)
Number of international students in 2015 1
Number of privately financed students 1
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 135,000 yen
Tuition per year 750,000 yen
Other expenses 135,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,020,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 1st
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 15, 2015
Starting date for application submission July 27, 2015
Deadline of application August 1, 2015
Date of examination August 23, 2015
Notification of examination result August 26, 2015
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 2nd
Deadline for prior qualification screening September 7, 2015
Starting date for application submission October 26, 2015
Deadline of application October 31, 2015
Date of examination November 15, 2015
Notification of examination result November 17, 2015
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 3rd
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 2, 2015
Starting date for application submission December 14, 2015
Deadline of application December 19, 2015
Date of examination January 30, 2016
Notification of examination result February 2, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2016
Application category General Examination 4th
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 14, 2015
Starting date for application submission February 1, 2016
Deadline of application February 6, 2016
Date of examination February 27, 2016
Notification of examination result March 1, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Program Research program (Graduate program)
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Not available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level)
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Approval from an academic advisor is required. (An academic advisor will be introduced by the school.)
Number of international students in 2015 0
Total expenses (First year) 222,500 yen
Entry April, 2015
Application category Application for Spring Semester
Deadline for prior qualification screening February 6, 2015
Deadline of application February 20, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry September, 2015
Deadline for prior qualification screening August 7, 2015
Deadline of application August 28, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Program Auditing, credit course (Graduate program)
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Not available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level)
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Others(You must take a screening of qualification by a graduate school director, etc. in advance.)
Number of international students in 2015 0
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Registration fee: 10,000 yen
Tuition: 50,000 yen for 2 units.
Entry April, 2015
Application category Application for Spring Semester
Deadline for prior qualification screening February 23, 2015
Starting date for application submission March 16, 2015
Deadline of application March 20, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry September, 2015
Application category Application for Autumn Semester
Deadline for prior qualification screening August 3, 2015
Starting date for application submission August 24, 2015
Deadline of application August 28, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening

Last update: Nov. 28, 2016


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