Frequently Asked Questions

Admission test scores

Q1: Can I submit my English subject test score from The Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) to prove my English proficiency?

A1: At this moment, we don’t accept the STPM English test scores.

Q2: Can I submit my English subject test score from the United Examination Certificate of Malaysian “独立中学统一考试(统考)” to prove my English proficiency?

A2: At this moment, we don’t accept统考 English test scores.

Q3: I have experience short-term studying abroad. Can I submit the certificate as an additional information?

A3: Applicants can submit the documents to prove your study abroad experience regardless of the length of it.

Q4: Can I submit a booklet/report consisting of many pages as an additional information?

A4: Applicants can submit photocopies of the pages related to you.


Q1: Are scholarships available after the first year?

A1: Yes, scholarships are available from the second year onward. Scholarship recipients and the amount of the scholarships will be determined based on students’ academic records and financial circumstances. The number of recipients and criteria such as minimum GPA are now under consideration.

Natural sciences in IGS curriculum

Q1: I want to study science at IGS. How are natural sciences supported by the IGS curriculum?

A1: There are four science professors (Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, and Physics) in IGS. For additional information about their fields of study and possible graduation thesis topics, please see the introduction of IGS Science Group.
If you want to major in science, you have to study from the introductory courses through to the advanced courses gradually. We strongly recommend that you consult your tutor about which courses to take from the first year onward. Students are able to take many science courses taught in English throughout the University.


Q1: How long will the internship be?

A1: Currently, we are negotiating the terms of a variety of internships available to IGS students with prospective companies. The duration of the internships will be at least two weeks.


Q2: Can I receive remuneration for the internship?

A2: Payment for your services depends on the company in which you do your internship. In Japan, paid internships are not so common.

After graduation

Q1: What are some specific job opportunities after graduation?

A1: There are multiple options for graduates. For example, you may become a staff member of an international organization, a skilled employee for a local and/or international company, or a government official, using the knowledge and skills you learned at IGS. You also have an opportunity to enter graduate school.

Q2: Does majoring in Culture and Tourism lead to becoming a tour guide?

A2: No. IGS will not train you to be a tour guide. You will study culture and tourism from an academic perspective. For example, you will study the relations between people and culture in a global society, between tourism and local communities, between thought and culture, and between Japanese culture and the world.