Admission Application Guidelines

*Upload the data for all of your application documents to the Web Entry System. You also need to send the originals for the application documents separately by post.

Entrance Exams for AY 2023 will conduct onsite by face-to-face (For those residing abroad, online exams will be available).

Admission Application Guidelines for Academic Year 2023

Online Application Submission Instruction Addendum (Please make sure to read these instructions before preparing your application documents)

Application Schedule for Academic Year 2023

Admission Schedule

Application Period I (for enrollment in September 2023 or April 2024)
Application Period II (for enrollment in April or September 2024)
Application Period III (for enrollment in April or September 2024)

Application Period IApplication Period IIApplication Period III
Pre-Contact (A must) (A must) (A must)
Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review* Mon., Apr. 17 -
Wed., Apr. 19, 2023
Wed., Aug. 2 -
Fri., Aug. 4, 2023
Mon., Nov. 27 -
Wed., Nov. 29, 2023
Activation ofWeb Entry System / Application Period** Fri., May 12 -
Thu., May 25, 2023
Fri., Sep. 1 -
Thu., Sep. 14, 2023
Tue., Dec. 26, 2023 -
Thu., Jan. 18, 2024
Announcement of
Results of
1st Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jun. 9, 2023
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Sep. 29, 2023
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Feb. 2, 2024
2nd Screening*** Sun., Jun. 18, 2023 Sun., Oct. 8, 2023 Sat., Feb. 10, 2024
Announcement of Results of
2nd Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Jun. 20, 2023
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 10, 2023
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Feb. 13, 2024

* Please note that a preliminary entrance qualification review (refer to "Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review" on page 3 in the Admission Application Guidelines) will be necessary for applicants qualifying for admission under certain criteria.

** All documents must be postmarked by the deadline date.

*** SDM office will notify the schedule of the 2nd screening after the announcement of results of the 1st screening. Applicants cannot choose the date/time of the 2nd screening.


Pre-Contact Application Form

Applicants seeking admission to the Master's Program/Doctoral Program must contact the prospective supervising professor(s) whom they wish to have serve as research advisor(s), and discuss their intended research in advance. To contact your desired research advisor(s), enter the necessary information in the "Pre-Contact Application Form". Please note that it is not available to contact them via the pre-contact form from the last day of the web entry/application period until the day of the announcement of results of second screening.

Applicants can select the name of the faculty member they wish to contact in the pre-contact application form, but the message reaches all faculty members. Please keep that point in mind when you contact several faculty members via the form.


Please download the documents here.

Admissions Procedures

The periods of Admissions Procedures are as follows: Please ensure that you complete the prescribed procedures by their respective deadlines, as failure to do so will make you ineligible for admission. For details, please refer to Admission Application Guidelines.

[For enrollment in September 2023] Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 21, 2023

[For enrollment in April 2024] Thursday, February 15 - Monday, February 26, 2024

[For enrollment in September 2024] Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 19, 2024

*Documents submitted from outside Japan must arrive by the deadline.
*Documents submitted from within Japan must be postmarked no later than the deadline.


Admissions Office of the Graduate School of System Design and Management