A1. The ITASIA Admissions Office is unable to respond to such inquiries. Applicants are fully responsible for guaranteeing delivery of the application documents by the deadline. We strongly recommend that you send the applications documents using a trackable delivery method.
A2. No. The ITASIA Program starts in September.
A3. University housing is limited, but students may apply several times a year (both prior and after arrival in Japan). Often housing becomes more available from the spring (see Living).
A1. No. We will NOT accept evaluations from anyone whose name is not listed on your application form. We encourage you to ensure that your referees fully understand and agree to submit the evaluation form by the deadline.
A2. No. If your referee cannot submit the letter for some reason, he/she may contact us directly by email, using the email address that you have listed on your application.
A3. No. The evaluation forms must be from the two individuals you listed on your application.
A4. No. If your referee does not have an institutional email address that matches with the address on your application form, then we are unable to accept it. Please follow the instructions on Form #3.
A5. No. We cannot answer inquiries from applicants about the arrival of evaluation forms. Please contact your referee directly to confirm if he/she has sent the form.
A6. Since letters of evaluation must consider your potential for graduate-level study and research, academic references are preferred.
A1. No. Official transcripts must be certified with the seal/stamp of the university from which you graduated or its registrar.
A1. In that case, you must send us a copy of your proof of graduation that has been certified as genuine by the university, college or school that originally issued it, or have your copy certified as genuine by the ITASIA Admissions Office.
A1. A TOEFL score is required of all non-native English-speakers. You may identify yourself as a native speaker of English only if English is your first language or you have been using the English language since early childhood.
A2. Yes. We accept both TOEFL and IELTS. Applicants need only to send the score report for one of these two examinations.
A3. The Admissions Office cannot answer such inquiries. Please note that applicants are fully responsible for ordering and submitting official score reports early enough so that they arrive at the Admissions Office by the application deadline.
A4. This information is confidential.
A1. Exceptional applicants may be offered a scholarship at the time of the notification of acceptance. However, we encourage applicants to explore all opportunities for scholarships both before and after applying (see Tuition).
A1. Applicants will receive final notification of acceptance no later than March 31, 2020. Applicants who have not been notified by this date, should contact the ITASIA Admissions Office.
A1. The ITASIA Program has admitted students from over 25 different countries, with most coming from China and USA (as of 2017).
A2. You can walk to Akihabara from the Hongō campus in about 15-20 minutes.