Frequently Asked Questions


IGS Global Internship
After Graduation


Q1: Can I apply to the October admission?

A1: The only available admission is in April.

★Why is admission only available in April?
The Japanese academic year, school year, and fiscal year all start in April. If you decide to look for a job in Japan, you can begin job hunting in your third academic year and start working right after graduation.

Q2: Can I transfer to IGS as a second year student?

A2: Unfortunately, IGS does not allow transfer from other institution.

Q3: Can I submit my English subject test score from the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) to prove my English proficiency?

A3: At this time, we do not accept the STPM English test scores. As for English language requirements, please refer to our website or application guide.

Q4: I have short-term study abroad experience. May I submit corresponding study abroad certification as additional information?

A4: Applicants can submit such documentation as “Personal Statement 3” as a record of experience abroad. For details, please refer to the application guide.


☆If you have further questions, please contact the following email address.

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Q1: How does a "Global Vision" mean?

A1: It begins with realizing that there are ideas different than your own, and becoming aware of problems that you were not aware of before. For instance, current problems such as international terrorism, immigration, refugees, global warming or abnormal weather phenomena transcend national boundaries and geographical regions, and extend throughout the entire earth. In order to investigate these problems and successfully engage them, efforts from a global perspective are necessary. Toward this end, IGS stresses scientific literacy, and aims to cultivate advanced knowledge and practical ability which endeavors to analyze, clarify, and solve the various global problems faced by all societies today. 

Q2: If I choose one of the three fields, can I study the other fields?

A2: Although you will focus on one of the three fields, you will also take courses from the other two fields in order to ensure that you gain a balanced knowledge including all of the fields. (A minimum of 6 credits from each field is required for graduation.)

Q3: I want to study science at IGS. How are natural sciences supported by the IGS curriculum?

A3: You are able to learn 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 must start with introductory courses then take increasingly advanced courses. 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, offered in various programs throughout the university.

Q4: Can IGS students obtain a teacher’s license?

A4: The teacher’s license is not offered through IGS.


Q1: Are any scholarships available to support International Students of Pre-Arrival Admission?

A1: Yes, for details, please refer to our website, within “Fees and Scholarships”.

Q2: Are scholarships available after the first year?

A2: Scholarships are available from the second year onward. If you acquire competence of Japanese, you have more chances to apply for scholarships. You can check the details from the link below.

IGS Global Internship

Q1: How long will the IGS Global Internship be?

A1: The duration of the internships will be at least two weeks.

Q2: What kind of company will accept students to do the IGS Global Internship?

A2: We cannot provide the names of specific companies. However, the companies which accept students are typically involved with international projects. It is also possible for students to find a suitable company by themselves.

After Graduation

Q1: What degree is offered after graduation?

A1: You will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.

Q2: What are some specific job opportunities after graduation?

A2: 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. For details, please refer to our website, within “Career after graduation”.

Q3: Does majoring in Culture and Tourism lead to becoming a tour guide?

A3: 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.

Q4: Is this department appropriate for me if I aim to work in an international organization or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

A4: As for the companies where graduates find employment, in addition to domestic and foreign companies, it is also possible that IGS graduates can find employment in domestic and international public institutions, administrative agencies, NGOs, and international NPOs. Furthermore, some faculty members have experience working in international organizations, so we can provide consultations. However, please note that in order to be employed by an international organization, at least a master's degree is required, so it is necessary to proceed to graduate school first.