Graduate School(Ph.D)

Admissions Graduate School

Admissions to the TCU Doctoral Program

Application Process

  1. Prescreening consultation
  2. Application submission
  3. Notification of preliminary results based on submitted documents
  4. English exam and interview
  5. Final result notification
  6. Enrollment

Admissions Policy

Applicants who are the most capable among those who have expressed dedication to Christ and have completed a Master’s degree in theological studies or the equivalent (as determined by the graduate committee) are eligible for consideration.

Admissions Quota

Category Eligibility Quota
Japanese applicants Japanese citizens: those who have received theological education in Japan or abroad and who meet the qualifications for admission 2
Non-Japanese applicants Non-Japanese citizens: those who have received theological education in Japan or abroad and who meet the qualifications for admission

Qualifications for Admission

Individuals recognized as possessing superior academic skills among those who have expressed faith in Christ, and who have completed a Master’s degree or the equivalent (as determined by the graduate committee) before entering the Ph.D. program at TCU.

  1. Those who have received a Master’s degree or equivalent in Japan (as defined by the School Education Law
    in Japan).
  2. Those who have received a Master’s degree or equivalent outside of Japan.
  3. Those who have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent in Japan through a correspondence course offered by a foreign institution.
  4. Those who have received a Master’s degree or equivalent from a foreign institution that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Japan.
  5. Those who have completed a Master’s degree equivalent at United Nations University.
  6. Those who have completed a program in a foreign country, at a designated institution, or at United Nations University, and have passed the exam stated in Japan’s Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools or equivalent.
  7. Those designated by the Minister of Education in Japan.
  8. Those who are older than 24 years of age and are considered to be as academically capable as those who have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent through individual reviews by TCU graduate school.

Contact Information:

Phone: +81-476-46-1131
FAX: +81-476-46-1405
Email: graduate-school@tci.ac.jp
Business hours: Monday to Friday  9:00–16:45 (closed 11:50–12:50)