Applicants of the Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program are required to complete the entire application package. Each prospective student is responsible for assembling all portions required in the application package, including the completed and signed application form, degree qualifications, official transcripts, essay, letters of reference, test scores and application fee, and submitting all this in a sealed envelope by the application deadline.
Please note that the Admissions Committee will not review incomplete applications!
Application Documents Checklist
Applicants are required to submit the following in prescribed forms:
(a) Completed and signed application form with a photo (Form A).
(b) Degree certificate issued by the university or college registrar (applicants who apply under (a), (c), or (e) of Item 5 above).
Degree certificate issued by Japan’s National Institution for Academic Degrees (applicants who apply under (b) of Item 5 above).
Applicants who apply under (d), (h), (i) or (j) of Item 5 above must inform the Administration Office at ICS before applying.
(c) Official transcript(s) from the university or college registrar.
(d) Responses to essay questions (Form B) (Original + 1 photo copy).
(e) Two letters of reference. References should come from persons who have been directly responsible for assessing your work and/or academic performance. At least one, and preferably both, references should come from your sponsoring company (Form C).
(f) Official TOEFL score report (only for applicable students; please see the above criteria).
Please enclose a photocopy of the TOEFL score report and have ETS send us the official report directly.
(g) Official GMAT score report. Please enclose a photocopy of the GMAT score report and have GMAC send us the official report directly.
(h) For company-sponsored applicants: An official letter from the employer stating company sponsorship the applicant (for applicants from Japanese companies, Haken Shodakusho in Japanese is acceptable).
(i) Official Health Certificate by a hospital or a medical doctor within three months of the application date (Form D).
(j) Non-refundable application fee of JPY 30,000 (see attachment for payment procedure).
(k) For applicants residing in Japan, a self-addressed envelope of standard postal size (23.5cm x 12cm) for 25 grams, for the admission decision response should be included, together with domestic registered mail stamps of JPY 380. Applicants living abroad are not required to include this item.
(l) For non-Japanese applicants, a photocopy of the relevant page(s) of your passport that includes your name, photo, passport number, date of birth, etc.
(m) For non-Japanese applicants residing in Japan, a photocopy of the front and back of your foreign registration card.
- Please do not include any documents in the application envelope that are not specifically required.
- All the documents must be in English, except where otherwise prescribed. If documents are written in other languages, please attach an English translation.
The selection process for each round involves two screenings. The first screening is based on the written application documents only, and the second screening is based on the interview. About 10 days prior to the interview date, you will be notified by e-mail about whether you passed the first screening and are eligible for the interview stage. Interviews are held at the Hitotsubashi ICS, Chiyoda-ku campus for applicants residing in Japan, and by phone for those residing overseas. The first screening decision and interview information will be sent by e-mail only, so please ensure that your e-mail address is accurate.
You will be notified of the admission decision by e-mail and post on the relevant dates shown here. Decisions will not be communicated by phone or fax.
A matriculation fee payment in the amount of JPY 282,000 (preliminary estimate) is due at the time of enrollment. All applicants, in both Round 1 and Round 2, should remit this fee through bank transfer between May 2, 2013 and May 17, 2013.
- Inquiries about admissions should be made only via fax (+81-3-4212-3006) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- All official documents should be originals; photocopies are not acceptable except under unusual circumstances.
- Application forms should be printed using a computer or word-processor. If hand-written, please write legibly in black ink.
- Physically disabled applicants should consult with the Administration Office at ICS beforehand.