The April-entry application should be used by all applicants, other than Special Program scholars, who intend to pursue their studies in English, including theJDS program. The curriculum requires preparation of a thesis and completion of coursework. The program for JDS scholars is two and a half years in length. For other scholarship recipients, the program runs for two years after passing the entrance examination.
In principle, this two-year program is limited to students applying from selected partner institutions. However applications from other prospective candidates who fulfill the admission requirements will be considered.