Graduate examination

Entrance exam information

(A)The following section provides information on entrance exams for international students. If you have a visa other than the study abroad visa and are considering taking an entrance exam, please refer to the link(Japanese only).

http://gs.dhw.ac.jp/admissions/entrance/general/

i. All of the entrance exams, classes and research guidance are provided in Japanese. For details, please check our website (Japanese only).

http://gs.dhw.ac.jp/admissions/

Qualification for application

  1. Students who have graduated from universities or those who are expected to graduate from universities by March 2018.
  2. Students who have granted a Bachelor’s degree by the National Institution for Academic Degrees, or those who are expected to receive a degree by March 31, 2018.
  3. Students who have completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country, or those who are expected to complete by March 31, 2018.
  4. Students who have completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country by completing a correspondence curriculum in Japan, or those who are expected to complete by March 31, 2018.
  5. Students who graduated from a Japanese branch of a foreign university (provided that the person has completed 16 years of curriculum in school education in a foreign country) accredited by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, or those who are expected to complete by March 31, 2018.
  6. Students who have completed a specialized curriculum (those who have been granted the Advanced Diploma) specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at a vocational school on or after the date designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, or those who are expected to complete by March 31, 2018. The required period for graduation is four years or longer, and which also satisfies other condition specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  7. Students who been designated as eligible by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  8. Students who have been recognized by DHGS through the judgement of eligibility as having an equivalent or greater scholastic ability than that of university graduates through a judgement of eligibility, and have reached 22 years of age by March 31, 2018.

The course accepting an application

Digital Content Course, Graduate School of Digital Content

Number of students admitted

80 students

Admission month

April 2018

Entrance exam schedule

See below for details(Japanese only).

http://gs.dhw.ac.jp/admissions/entrance/foreign/

Tokyo venue (April admission)

Application deadlines / Exam dates

  • 2017/9 (TBA)
  • 2017/10 (TBA)
  • 2017/12 (TBA)
  • 2018/1 (TBA)
  • 2018/2 (TBA)
  • 2018/2 (TBA)
  • 2018/3 (TBA)
  • 2018/3 (TBA)

Application documents

  1. Online application form ( Register here )
  2. Financial support statement ( Download from here )
  3. Certificate of deposit balance issued by a financial institution
  4. Diploma (certificate of completion), or evidence of diplomas or degrees
  5. Official transcript by university
  6. Certified copy of passport
  7. Certified copy of alien registration certificate, or resident card
  8. Certified copy of certificate related to language studies (if any)
  9. Detailed document form (Register from here)
  10. Photograph
  11. Self-presentation data
  12. Student work (if any)

Selection method

Selection types: All applications are evaluated based on adequacy and competence in studying at DHGS through the two types of screening as below

Document screening

Based on the application form and detailed documents, students are screened comprehensively using their past achievements in research and activities and the statement of purpose.

Interview screening

Students are asked to make a presentation to promote themselves within seven minutes. Their presentation must include the following three elements. Students must prepare digital data in Microsoft PowerPoint or in writing, which also include the following three elements.

  • Reasons for wishing to study at DHGS
  • Research contents wishing to study at DHGS
  • Self-image after completion
  • *Self-presentation: Seven minutes. Questions and answers: About 15 minutes. Total: About 20 minutes.

In addition, if the student wishes to apply for the special scholarship program, be sure to include the following item:

  • Introduction of achievements made on their own.

Exam venue

3F Ochanomizu Sola City Academia, 4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Screening fee

JPY20,000

  • *The statement you receive at the time of payment becomes a receipt. Please store it carefully.
  • *Please be mindful that when making a bank transfer at a bank or through ATM (Automatic Teller Machine), the same-day transfer (varies according to bank) is made only if you make a transfer electronically by 2 pm on that day.

Note: Once the screening fee is paid, we cannot refund it for any reason.

Bank account for the payment of screening fee

  • Name of bank: RESONA BANK, LTD., TOKYO
  • Name of branch: AKIHABARA BRANCH
  • Recipient’s bank account: Savings account, 1905855
  • Recipient: Digital Hollywood Graduate School
  • Furigana: Digital Hollywood Daigakuin
  • *Be sure to make a transfer with the name of a person submitting application.

Tuition

First year

First Semester Second Semester Total
Enrollment fee 250,000 - 250,000
Training fees 49,000 49,000 98,000
Facility fees 60,000 60,000 120,000
Tuition fees 512,500 512,500 1,025,000
Total 817,500 621,500 1,493,000

Second year

First Semester Second Semester Total
Enrollment fee - - -
Training fees 49,000 49,000 98,000
Facility fees 60,000 60,000 120,000
Tuition fees 512,500 512,500 1,025,000
Total 621,500 621,500 1,243,000
  • *The upper limit of credits that students take in a year is 25 credits. Additional tuition fees will not occur unless the student takes 50 credits within two years of the standard term of study.
  • *For information on special scholarship program for privately funded international students, which the tuition fees are reduced by 30%, please refer to the guidelines for applicants.

Scholarship program, financial incentive and other special programs

Scholarships

Students may use scholarship programs offered by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization). For details on requirements and details on what is offered, please check the organization’s website or contact the school office for the assistance of scholarships.

  • For domestic students, the type I scholarship (an interest-free loan) and the type II scholarship (a loan with interest)
  • For privately funded international students, the MEXT Honors scholarship program for international students
  • Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship program for international students funded with national expenditures

Special privately funded international scholarship students

This program offers reduced tuition fees for privately-funded international students who have foreign nationalities and DHGS determines them to be excellent at entrance exam. As part of the global human resource exchange, it aims to develop human resources who create new industries and culture using digital technologies and content.

  • *For both programs, please note that students who exhibit a poor performance, insufficient class attendance and other violation on rules may lose the qualification.
  • *Students cannot receive multiple scholarship programs.