Admission Application Guidelines

Admission Application Guidelines for Academic Year 2024

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

Application Schedule for Academic Year 2024

Admission Schedule

Application Period I (for enrollment in September 2024 or April 2025)
Application Period II (for enrollment in April or September 2025)
Application Period III (for enrollment in April or September 2025)

Application Period IApplication Period IIApplication Period III
Pre-Contact (A must) (A must) (A must)
Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review* Mon., Apr. 15 -
Wed., Apr. 17, 2024
Mon., Sep. 2 -
Wed., Sep. 4, 2024
Mon., Nov. 25 -
Wed., Nov. 27, 2024
Activation ofWeb Entry System / Application Period Fri., May 10 -
Thu., May 23, 2024
Fri., Sep. 20 -
Thu., Oct. 3, 2024
Tue., Dec. 24, 2024 -
Thu., Jan. 16, 2025
Announcement of
Results of
1st Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jun. 7, 2024
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Oct. 18, 2024
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jan. 31, 2025
2nd Screening** Sun., Jun. 16, 2024 Sun., Oct. 27, 2024 Sat., Feb. 8, 2025
Announcement of Results of
2nd Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Jun. 18, 2024
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 29, 2024
1:00 p.m.,
Wed., Feb. 12, 2025

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

** SDM office will notify the schedule of the 2nd screening after the announcement of results of the 1st screening. Applicants cannot choose the 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 2024] Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 19, 2024

[For enrollment in April 2025] Friday, February 14 - Tuesday, February 25, 2025

[For enrollment in September 2025] Thursday, July 10 - Friday, July 18, 2025

*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