Admission Policy of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

The Graduate School of Intercultural Studies trains students to develop advanced cross-cultural understanding and sophisticated communication capabilities and to acquire extensive academic knowledge and creative research skills.

In line with these education and research aims, the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies accepts students who can accomplish the following.

The Master's Program seeks students who are strongly motivated and capable of

  • recognizing culture as a complex entity and exploring the interrelationship among cultures from various perspectives
  • understanding the dynamics of language and information communication and engaging in global issues that are relevant to modern society
  • achieving advanced-level interdisciplinary research.

The Doctoral Program seeks students who are strongly motivated and capable of

  • investigating the structure and dynamics of culture as a complex entity and opening up new fields of cultural studies on their own
  • exploring various issues in language and information communication and conducting multilateral research into today's globalizing society
  • achieving expert-level academic research that covers a wide range of fields.