How to Apply
Application Process and Important DatesDepending on the situation of the spread of infection with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the contents and procedures described in this Admissions Guide are subject to change, including the schedule and the screening process. Advance notification of changes will be made to students via the university’s website in principle.
2021 Entry Admissions has closed (including Preliminary/Formal Applications).
2022 Entry Admissions information will be open in around November 2021.
The information below is for reference of the previous information.
Please refer to the latest information/format for the 2022 Entry Admissions (including Preliminary/Formal Applications).
|Round||Application Deadline||Interview Period||Admission|
Due date for
|1||December 9, 2020||By December 16||Late January||February 24, 2021|
|2||January 27, 2021||By February 3||Late February to|
|March 24, 2021|
|3||February 10, 2021||By February 17||Mid- to late March||April 15, 2021|
|4*1||March 24, 2021||By March 31||Late April||May 20, 2021|
|5||April 7, 2021||By April 14||Mid- to late May||June 15, 2021|
|6||May 12, 2021||By May 19||Mid-June||June 22, 2021*2|
|7*3||June 9, 2021||By June 16||Mid-July||July 29, 2021|
*1 Round 4: Applicants for University Recommendation for Doshisha Undergraduate Students should submit the formal application before Round 4 deadline. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered for this recommendation scheme.
*2 Round 6: Successful Applicants of Round 6 should note that the due date of admission fee payment is set much earlier than the other application rounds.
*3 Round 7: This round is only available for applicants who have Japanese nationality or who currently reside in Japan with a valid visa for the entire period between your application and enrollment. Please refer to the 2021 Admissions Guide for further details.
2. How to Apply
|Step 1||Check Eligibility and Admission Requirements|
Please make sure to read the relevant 2021 admissions guide thoroughly.
We have three different admission schemes for 2021 entry students.
Doshisha undergraduate students may seek entrance to our program through this University Recommendation scheme by submitting a letter of recommendation from the dean of their department.
This admission scheme is for applicants who intend to retain their positions with their current employers during the two years of their MBA studies and return to their place of employment after graduation.
Download the Admissions Guides
|Step 2||Preliminary Application|
If you are interested in applying for our Global MBA but would like to consult with us first, we invite you to submit a preliminary application. It can help you learn about Global Business and Management Studies at Doshisha Business School and assist you with your formal application should you decide to apply. There is no charge for submitting a preliminary application.
Learn more and download the Preliminary Application Form
|Step 3||Make a Formal Application|
Please complete the formal application in accordance with the instructions given in the admissions guide.
Complete the Application Fee
The non-refundable application fee (15,000 JPY) can be paid either by bank transfer or online by credit card. Please refer to the admissions guide for more details.
Submit the Application Package
Please submit your formal application form and other required documents by the specified deadline. (*Your application package must reach Doshisha University by the deadline to be considered.)
The required documents may vary for those applying under the University or Company recommendation schemes. Please check the relevant admissions guide.
Designation codes for exams:
RO Address: Karasuma Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602 8580, Japan
3. Screening of DocumentsOur admissions team will review your application form and supporting documentation when we receive them in full. Applicants who successfully pass this screening stage will be called for an interview.
4. Formal InterviewThe formal interview is conducted by the faculty members of Doshisha Business School (DBS) and is an important part of the applications process and an opportunity for us to assess your motivation, communication skills, and suitability for the program. Applicants residing in Japan will be invited to a face-to-face interview in principle. Overseas applicants will be interviewed using video-call (ZOOM or Skype™).
5. Admissions DecisionFollowing the interview, a final decision will be made on your application by DBS faculty members and you will be notified of the decision shortly thereafter.
6. Offer and EnrollmentSuccessful applicants will receive an offer letter and are required to pay a non-refundable admission fee of 200,000 JPY by the specified deadline (please see 1. Schedule). Once you have accepted your place and paid the admission fee, you can then proceed to the registration procedures including immigration procedures for overseas applicants.