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Admissions Information

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).

Schedule for Application

Special Measures regarding COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19, test-taking opportunities have been limited in many parts of the world. In consideration of the situation, the following temporary measures will be taken for Fall and Winter Screening 2022 and Spring Screening 2023:

  1. The scores of TOEFL iBT® Home Edition test will be regarded equivalent to those of the normal test.
  2. The two-year validation period of scores/certificates for language proficiency test(s) will be extended to three years.
  3. An online interview test* with a faculty member can replace the submission of a test score/certificate.
    *In English or Japanese only
    *To apply for an interview test, please complete this online form. The interview test must be completed prior to the submission of the application documents.

Conditions for Application

Contents in red are temporary measures that are in place in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation. See above for details.

Programs Preferred Language Proficiency Level upon Application
English Language Teaching Practices 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 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 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. The scores of TOEFL iBT® Home Edition test will be regarded equivalent to those of the normal test. 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 three years from the last day of each application period.

Documents to be Submitted

  • 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*
    *An online interview test with a faculty member can replace the submission of the document. See above for details.

April 2023 Admission

Application Form Admission Information

September 2023 Admission

Application Form Admission Information

Matriculation Fee & Tuition

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

Tuition & Housing

Schedule for Application, Selection, and Matriculation

Application Periods are scheduled as follows: (Approximately 10 successful applicants each period)

Screening Application Periods Announcement
of Successful Applicants
Matriculation Procedures for
Successful Applicants
Time of
Matriculation
Fall
2022
September 20-30,
2022
October 19,
2022
October 20-
November 2,
2022
April or
September, 2023
Winter
2022
December 5-15, 2022 January 17,
2023
January 18-31,
2023
April or
September, 2023
Spring
2023
April 17-27, 2023 May 19,
2023
May 22- June 2,
2023
September, 2023

*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.

Admissions Office

Tel. +81-18-886-5931 / Fax. +81-18-886-5910 / Email. info@aiu.ac.jp