Financing your DBA


The DBA program accept both full-time and part-time students and therefore, most DBA candidates continue working full-time throughout. However, if you plan to seek and/or receive a scholarship from either the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology or the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), you may wish to consult with your DBA dissertation supervisor about committing to full-time study. ICS may also offer attractive scholarships to full-time students (e.g., 2.5 million JPY per student in 2017).

Tuition and fees

Matriculation feeJPY 282,000 (estimates based on previous years)
Half-year tuitionJPY 267,900
Annual tuitionJPY 535,800
Matriculation fee payment periodOctober 1 – October 31, 2019

For applicants admitted directly from the Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program or other Hitotsubashi University graduate programs, the matriculation fee is waived.

All other applicants must remit the matriculation fee through a bank transfer using a form provided by Hitotsubashi University. The form will be sent along with your notice of admission to the DBA program.