Fees and Financing

Enrollment Fee Tuition Total fees over one year
JPY 220,000 JPY 3,771,000 JPY 3,991,000
To be paid within one month of the deadline for confirmation of enrollment To be paid in August  

Please note:

  • If you cannot complete the Full-time MBA in one year, an extra tuition charge of JPY 262,000 is required for the second year in order to complete the graduation requirements.
  • Any tuition paid for credits earned in the Pre-MBA Program will be deducted from your total tuition.

Living Costs in Tokyo

We estimate that living costs in Tokyo for one person can be approximately JPY 150,000 per month or more, depending on your lifestyle.
See more details on our website: Cost Summary


Scholarships and Loans

GLOBIS Scholarships

GLOBIS Scholarships can cover up to 50% of the tuition and are available to students who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the GLOBIS community through strong academic performance and exceptional leadership qualities. To further demonstrate academic capabilities we recommend scholarship applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE score during the application process.

The scholarship amount does not cover the following fees and expenses: enrollment fee, additional tuition for long-term enrollment, non-GLOBIS textbooks, extra-curricular expenses (ex. off-site elective courses) and living expenses.

(1) Eligibility

  • Enrollment in the Full-time MBA Program in 2019.
  • Continuous efforts to accomplish what is stated in the scholarship essay and contribute to the program.
  • Expect to successfully complete the requirements for graduation.
  • Cooperation with GLOBIS’ marketing activities, such as providing or participating in interviews, photos, profiles, and stories for internal and external use. Permission will be requested prior to publishing and, if unable to cooperate, you can inform the office of the reason and an exception will be considered.
  • Outstanding performance during admission including but not limited to extensive international business experience, strong academic background, potential contribution to the GLOBIS student body and native-level English proficiency.
  • Sufficient need of financial assistance.

(2) How to Apply
Please submit the scholarship essay along with your GLOBIS application information on the Online Admission System.

<Essay Questions>

  1. “How can you contribute to the betterment of GLOBIS University? Please state your plans.” (250 to 550 words)
  2. “Why is a scholarship important in order for you to achieve your goals outlined in your MBA application?” (Up to 200 words)

(3) Screening Process
GLOBIS will conduct the screening based on the scholarship essay and the information submitted for application. The final decision regarding the GLOBIS scholarship will be sent on the day of the final admission result announcement. Details of the scholarship selection process are strictly confidential.

GLOBIS Education Loans

GLOBIS University provides financial assistance to non-Japanese students who are expected to hold a student visa. If you are granted a loan, you are able to postpone up to 50% of the tuition until six months after graduation, while paying a small handling fee during the one year program. You will have a maximum of five years to complete repayment of the loan.

(1) Eligibility

  • Enrollment in the Full-time MBA Program in 2019.
  • Expect to hold a student visa upon enrollment.
  • Expect to successfully complete the requirements for graduation.
  • Cooperation with GLOBIS’ marketing activities, such as providing or participating in interviews, photos, profiles, and stories for internal and external use. Permission will be requested prior to publishing and, if unable to cooperate, you can inform the office of the reason and an exception will be considered.
  • Outstanding performance during admission including but not limited to extensive international business experience, strong academic background, potential contribution to the GLOBIS student body and native-level English proficiency.
  • Sufficient need of financial assistance.

(2) How to Apply
Please submit the Financial Simulation along with your GLOBIS application information on the Online Admission System.

(3) Screening Process
GLOBIS will conduct the screening based on the information submitted for application. The final decision regarding the loan application will be sent on the day of the final admission result announcement. Details of the loan selection process are strictly confidential.

Scholarships from Other Organizations

Several organizations provide scholarships for privately financed international students and/or Japanese students.

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately-Financed International Students by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization)

This scholarship provides stipends for living expenses and other expenses related to coursework for six months. (For reference, the monthly stipend was JPY 48,000 for 2018).
(http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/scholarship/shoureihi/index.html)

(1) Eligibility (subject to change)

  • Neither lived nor visited Japan during the admission screening (such as interview and examination).
  • Is expected to hold a student visa upon enrollment.
  • Is not sponsored by a government.
  • Does not receive an allowance from a supporter exceeding 90,000 yen a month.
  • Does not receive a scholarship from another institution excluding the GLOBIS Scholarship.
  • Does not have a dependent in Japan whose annual income exceeds 5 million yen.
  • Will cooperate in a survey to be conducted by JASSO after graduation.

(2) How to Apply
Detailed instructions will be sent by email to those who confirmed enrollment to the 2019 Full-time MBA Program.

(3) Screening Process
Screening will be conducted by JASSO. GLOBIS University will submit the application documents to JASSO on behalf of the applicants and the result will be announced from GLOBIS University once notified by JASSO.

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship

1. MEXT Scholarship for University Nominated Students

This scholarship is available only for non-Japanese applicants who pass the screening for our MBA application in the November round. The scholarship mainly covers your living expenses for one year (for reference, the monthly stipend was JPY 147,000 for 2018). Please note that a limited number of applicants will be selected for this scholarship.

(1) Eligibility

  • Accepted to the 2019 Full-time MBA Program in the November application round.
  • Expect to hold a student visa.
  • Non-Japanese (you cannot have Japanese nationality by the time you enter Japan).
  • Born on or after April 2, 1984.
  • Have a GPA of 2.30 or above for the last 2 years of your last educational period.
  • Not a MEXT Scholarship recipient within the past 3 years.

(2) How to apply
An email will be sent on the day of the initial screening result announcement to confirm your intention to apply.

(3) Screening Process
GLOBIS University will conduct the initial screening based on the information submitted for application. Candidates who passed GLOBIS University’s initial screening for the MEXT scholarship will receive instructions about further procedures. The second screening will be conducted by MEXT and the final result is schedule to be announced around the beginning of June, 2019 (subject to change).

2. MEXT Scholarship for Embassy Nominated Students

Application for this scholarship will begin prior to application to GLOBIS University. Please ask for more information at your local Japanese Embassy. This scholarship can cover both the total tuition and your living expenses for up to one year.

Besides the above scholarships, there are additional scholarships offered by private institutions.
You will receive detailed information regarding these scholarships after starting your MBA program. Please note that many of these scholarships have specific requirements including nationality restrictions and Japanese language ability.

Education Loans from Other Organizations

Financial institutions introduced by GLOBIS University offer educational loans (with favorable interest rates). Please note that you are required to speak and read Japanese in order to understand the contract. If you need further information, please contact the Admissions Office.


Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits for the Full-time MBA Program

The MBA Programs under GLOBIS University (‘University’) have been designated as an education and training facility by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. If certain conditions are satisfied, the maximum benefits of 560,000 yen* can be granted to the MBA students over 1 year. For full details, please click here.
* The maximum benefits of 560,000 yen is applicable for those who enter the MBA in September 2018. (The maximum benefits remain at 480,000 yen for those who entered in 2017 and before.)

What are Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits?

The purpose of the benefits is to support the mid- and long-term career development of workers and to promote employment stability and re-employment. When a general insured worker (employee or former employee) under employment insurance has satisfied certain conditions and completed the Specialized Practice Education and Training that is designated by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, a part of the education and training expenses will be reimbursed to the worker by HelloWork (with an upper limit). (From the Home Page of Hello Work)

For details, please contact the HelloWork office that has jurisdiction over your home address.

Amount of Benefits

The maximum amount to be paid is 560,000 yen. Please see the following chart for the estimation.

Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits

  During Program After Completing Program
*When the student is an insured worker of employment insurance upon completing the course
Amount of benefits
*Ratio to tuition paid by student
50% Additional benefits of 20%
Upper cap of benefits 400,000 yen/year 160,000 yen
Payment period 1 year

 

Amount of Benefits to be Paid under GLOBIS University’s Scheme

*1 Excludes enrollment fee of 220,000 yen
*2 The scholarship does not cover the enrollment fee
*3 When the student is paying employment insurance within one year of graduation

NOTE:

  • The above example shows the case for full payment of the standard tuition.
  • The benefits are to be paid every six months upon your filing at HelloWork each time. The amount of benefits may vary depending on the amount of tuition you paid. Deductions due to scholarships will reduce the amount of benefits available.
  • You are required to complete the program within 1 year in order to receive the benefits.
  • Upon earning 48 credits, you are not required to take any additional courses. You are required to complete the program in order to receive the additional (second) payment.

Eligible Persons

To be eligible, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of the program within 1 year
  • Eligibility for employment insurance in Japan for a given number of years prior to the start of the program
  • Meeting the requirements set by GLOBIS University every six months after the start of the program

If you are receiving Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits for the first time:

You will need to have been eligible for employment insurance for at least two years cumulatively or have lost the eligibility no more than a year prior to the start of the program.

If you have received Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits in the past:

You will need to have been eligible for the employment insurance at least three years cumulatively between the start of the previous course that was subject to the previous benefits and the start of the program. The total amount of the benefits available is 1.68 million yen over 10 years.

NOTE: The University is unable to determine your eligibility for the benefits. Please contact HelloWork to confirm your eligibility.

Specialized Practice Education and Training Support (Basic Daily Allowance)

If you are eligible to apply for the Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits and meet some conditions (e.g., being unemployed and under the age of 45), you also may be able to apply for the Specialized Practice Education and Training Support. You will receive 80% of "the basic daily allowance*" every two months for the period of your study. Please contact the HelloWork for more details.
*The basic daily allowance is the allowance given by the Employment Insurance. It amounts to about 40% to 80% of “daily wages” during employment, the value of which is obtained by dividing the total wages of the past six months just before leaving work by 180. There is an upper limit for the basic daily allowance.

Requirements set by GLOBIS University

  1. Fulfill the attendance requirement as indicated in the syllabus 
  2. Acquire more than 20 credits at the end of Module 3
 

Procedures for Application

Your pre-enrollment application is required at the start of the entire procedure.

There are a set of forms that you can obtain through HelloWork, one of which needs to be certified by your employer. Please confirm the details in time for the application deadline.

Before the Start of the Program

[Preparation] Obtain forms required for your pre-enrollment application at HelloWork

Please obtain either of 1. or 2. as below, which needs to be submitted as part of your pre-enrollment application. Please allow some time for this process to be completed. We recommend you to verify which form is required for your case as early as possible.

  1. "Certificate of Employer on Participation in Specialized Practice Education and Training"
  2. "Job Card"

<To acquire the forms>

  1. Visit HelloWork to ask for the form, "Certificate of Employer on Participation in Specialized Practice Education and Training"
    Submit the completed form to your employer and have it certified. You can also download the form and sample from the following links.
    (Form) https://mba.globis.ac.jp/admissions/entry/pdf/jigyounushi_shoumei.zip
    (Sample) https://mba.globis.ac.jp/admissions/entry/pdf/shoumei_mihon.zip
  2. Undergo the "Pre-Training Career Consultation" and receive a "Job Card"
    You need to make a reservation by phone in advance to apply for the consultation. Call the HelloWork office that has jurisdiction over the location of your home address. We recommend you reserve as early as possible.

[HelloWork] Locations of HelloWork Throughout Japan (Japanese)
[Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare] Download "Job Card" Form (Japanese)

[Application] Submission of your pre-enrollment application forms at HelloWork

Filing Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
(For students who are scheduled to enroll in September 2018)

NOTE: The support desk for Education and Training Benefits is open only on weekdays (Monday through Friday). For details on office hours and the like, please contact the HelloWork office that has jurisdiction over your home address.
List of documents required for the application

List of documents required for the application

1) Confirmation of your Eligibility to Receive the Benefits
The form is available at HelloWork. In sections 7 and 8 of the form, please fill in exactly as below in Japanese:

7. Designated number (指定番号): 48018-142002-7
Name of education and training facility* (教育訓練施設の名称): グロービス経営大学院大学
8. Name of education and training course (教育訓練講座名): 経営研究科経営専攻(Full-time MBA)オンラインMBA履修可
9. Scheduled course start date (受講開始予定年月日): 平成30年9月1日
Scheduled course completion date (受講修了予定年月日): 平成31年8月31日

2) "Certificate of Employer on Participation in Specialized Practice Education and Training" or "Job Card"
Please follow the procedures under [Preparation] and prepare one of the two forms.
If you do not have any of these items, please bring two different types of documents among the following (copies are not acceptable): (i) Passport (ii) Certificate of Residence (or copy of resident register or certification of official registration of a seal) (iii) National Health Insurance card.
A Residence Card may be acceptable. Please confirm with your local HelloWork office.
3) Japanese driver’s license or Resident Record Card as a document for confirming your identity and home address
4) Confirmation of Individual Number (commonly known as “My Number”)
Please bring one of the following documents (copies are not acceptable).
- Individual Number Card
- Notification of Individual Number
- Certificate of Residence that contains your Individual Number
5) Employment Insurance Certificate
If you don't have this at hand, please confirm with your employer. Employment insurance qualification is acceptable. A copy is also acceptable.
6) Notification for Extension of Education and Training Benefits (if applicable)
It is required when you have filed for an extension.
7) Two identification photos
Recently taken, full face in view, 3.0 cm (vertical) × 2.5 cm (horizontal).
8) Bank Book or Cash Card of a financial institution
This is for your bank account to which the benefits will be remitted.
9) Proof of Unavailability
This is required when you file the application by mail (limited to cases that are acknowledged due to unavoidable circumstances). For details, please visit the Home Page of HelloWork.

Filing During Your Enrollment (every six months)

Upon your enrollment to the program, you need to file an application for the benefits with HelloWork within one month from the end of each six-month period (payment unit period). By filing the application, 50% of your net tuition payment for the period will be paid to you as benefits (up to 400,000 yen per year).

[Key documents to be submitted]

  • Certificate of eligibility to receive Education and Training Benefits: Issued by HelloWork during your pre-enrollment application procedures
  • Application for receiving training and education benefits: Available at GLOBIS university (to be filed by the applicant)
  • Certificate of attendance or certificate of completion of Specialized Practice Education and Training: Issued by GLOBIS University for persons who have met the requirements
  • Receipt for the paid tuition: Issued by GLOBIS University

Filing After Your Completion of the Program (within one month)

You may file an application with HelloWork in order to receive the additional (second) payment. Please submit the same documents as those described as above for the procedures to be taken while you are enrolled in the program. The filing is due within one month from the next day of your completion of the program.

You will become eligible for the additional (second) payment if you obtain the degree that was subject to the benefits and are to be employed as an insured worker within one year from the next day of your completion of the program. If you are employed as an insured worker at the time of your completion of the program, you need to file an application within one month from the next day of your completion of the program.

NOTE:

  • The documents to be submitted may differ depending on individual circumstances. If you wish to submit your documents through an agent, the agent will need your power of attorney. For details, please visit the Home Page of HelloWork and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
  • Please note that GLOBIS University will not be responsible for the loss of your eligibility to receive the benefits due to your incomplete application or insufficient paperwork.

FAQ






Cost Summary

A single person can expect to pay at least 150,000 yen/month depending on housing and lifestyle. A 2-3 person family may expect to pay about 1.7 times the cost of a single person, but the actual cost may vary.

See the graph below for details.

Student Budget

as of 2017
Program Part-time MBA
(Online On-campus Hybrid/2 year)
Full-time MBA (1 year)
Status Single Family of 3 Single Family of 3
Tuition 2,984,000 2,984,000 3,981,000 3,981,000
Living Expenses* 3,920,400
(=163,350×24)
6,619,200
(=275,800×24)
1,960,200
(=163,350×12)
3,309,600
(=275,800×12)
Total 6,904,400 9,603,200 5,941,200 7,290,600

*Breakdown of living expenses

Monthly Estimate

Area  Item  Single Family of 3
Housing Rent 64,800 108,000
Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water) 11,000 16,000
Living Food 41,500 83,000
Internet 5,400 5,400
Mobile Phone 5,450 11,000
Recreation (including networking, eating out) 21,000 31,000
Insurance (National Health Insurance, JEES) 3,600 10,800
School-related Course Materials/Books (for students only) 2,100 2,100
Transportation (for students only) 8,500 8,500
  Total 163,350 275,800

 

A note on up-front money

Furniture (depends on your apartment:
bed/futon, sheets, desk, refrigerator,
microwave, washer, TV, etc.)
about 50,000-80,000 yen
Key money/Deposit 1 month's rent each
Real Estate Fee, Guarantor, other insurance About 1 month's rent
Total 3 months' rent plus furniture

Please bring your own personal computer as PCs in Japan with English Operating Systems usually are more expensive.