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2023 Admissions

Exam Schedule

M.A. Program entrance examination of the Graduate School of Language and Society is divided into two in the fall and spring seasons. Ph.D. Program entrance examination (internal / external) is going on from January to March term.

To download applications, click here.

Spring Examination for M.A. Program in 2023

【UPDATED】 (Japanese text) Exam Policies for MA program 2023 spring application during the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak (posted: 1st December, 2022)

Spring Examination (Only 1st Division) Schedule

Capacity 1st Division: 12

Application Dec 14th (Wed), 2022 - Jan 10th (Tues), 2023
First Screening Documents Review
First Results and Second Exam Timetable Feb 2nd (Thurs), 2023; 13:00 - on WEB
Second Exam (Interview) Feb 4th (Sat), 2023; 9:00 - 18:00
alternative date: Feb 5th (Sun) or Feb 11th (Sat), 2023
Final Results Feb 8th (Wed), 2023; 13:00 - on WEB
(until 17:00 of the day)
Examination for Ph.D Program (internal / external) in 2023 Schedule

【UPDATED】 (Japanese text) Exam Policies for Ph.D program 2023 spring application during the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak (posted: 1st December, 2022)

Capacity: 21 19 (1st and 2nd Division)

【2023 EXAM CHANGES】 In accordance with the establishment of a new Graduate School of Social Data Science (tentative) in April 2023, student recruitment of Graduate School of Language and Society will be reduced from 21 to 19 as stated above.
The decision is subject to change upon judgement of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Please check back again on our website.

Application Dec 14th (Wed), 2022 - Jan 10th (Tues), 2023
*The deadline for submission of Master's thesis: Jan 10th (Tues), 2023
First Screening documents review
First Results and Second Exam Timetable Feb 9th (Thurs), 2023; 13:00 - on WEB
Second Exam (Interview) Feb 13th (Mon) and 14th (Tues), 2023; 9:00 to 18:00
Final Results Feb 17th (Fri), 2023 ; 13:00 - on WEB
(until 17:00 of the day)

Measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection

  1. In view of the spread of the coronavirus infection, the exams may be terminated with prior notice or be replaced by remote exam. Please check back from time to time for the latest information posted on the Graduate School's website.
  2. In the case of a remote exam, candidates are required to prepare equipments like webcam and microphone. Information on what to prepare will be posted on the Graduate School's website. If the internet connection is unstable, you may switch to a phone to continue the exam.
Fall Examination for M.A. Program in 2023 Finished

【2023 EXAM CHANGES】 Please be informed of the changes made to the written tests on Foreign Languages (I) & (II). Candidates will be allowed to choose from English, German, French and Chinese only. Korean will not be included in the test from 2023 onwards.

1st Division and 2nd Division do the test at the same day.

Fall Examination (1st Division) schedule

Capacity 1st Division: 27

Application Aug 26th (Fri) - Sept 16th (Fri), 2022
Exam Timetable Oct 14th (Fri), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
First Exam (Written) Oct 15th (Sat), 2022; 9:00 -, 13:30 -
alternative date: Oct 16th (Sun) or Oct 22nd (Sat), 2022
First Results and Second Exam Timetable Oct 20th (Thurs), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
Second Exam (Interview) Oct 22nd (Sat), 2022; 9:00 - 19:00
alternative date: Oct 23rd (Sun) or Oct 29th (Sat), 2022
Final Results Oct 26th (Wed), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
(until 17:00 of the day)
Fall Examination (2nd Division) Schedule

Capacity 2nd Division: 10

Application Aug 26th (Fri) - Sept 16th (Fri), 2022
Exam Timetable Oct 14th (Fri), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
First Exam (Written) Oct 15th (Sat), 2022; 10:30 -, 13:30 -
alternative date: Oct 16th (Sun) or Oct 22nd (Sat), 2022
First Results and Second Exam Timetable Oct 20th (Thurs), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
Second Exam (Interview) Oct 22nd (Sat), 2022; 9:00 - 19:00
alternative date: Oct 23rd (Sun) or Oct 29th (Sat), 2022
Final Results Oct 26th (Wed), 2022; 13:00 - on WEB
(until 17:00 of the day)

Measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection

  1. In view of the spread of the coronavirus infection, the exams may be terminated with prior notice or be replaced by remote exam. Please check back from time to time for the latest information posted on the Graduate School's website.
  2. In the case of a remote exam, candidates are required to prepare equipments like webcam and microphone. Information on what to prepare will be posted on the Graduate School's website. If the internet connection is unstable, you may switch to a phone to continue the exam.