About Dual-Degree Program

ーPrimarry characteristicsー

Able to obtain two master’s degrees in two years.
In Japan, only the University of Hyogo implements a Dual-Degree Program with the Carnegie Mellon University.
Support offered by the faculty of University of Hyogo.
Even during your study and stay in the US.
Faculty of University of Hyogo, provides full support for obtaining master's degree.
Student network to facilitate your study and stay in the US
During the nine months study in Japan enables students to establish a network with other students which will be useful during your study and stay in the US.
Scholarship program
Scholarship program is offered to students with good academic records.

【Reference】The brochure of opening application for the enrollment starting from Aplil 2017.
       The data of opening application for the enrollment starting from April 2018 will be updated in Oct 2017.

Application period

Friday 1st December, 2017 ~ Friday 12th January, 2018
* The deadline for the online registration for the Carnegie University is Friday 5th January, 2018.

Acceptance announcement

Thursday 1st February, 2018

Application documents

Application form, Official GRE scores, Official TOEFL scores, Statement of purpose, Letters of recommendation (three referees)

* It is necessary to possess English and academic ability to be able to understand classes taught at graduate schools in the US. Therefore, a certain level of TOEFL and GRE scores are required at the time of application (official TOEFL score of more than 90 is preferred).

Entrance examination fees
University of Hyogo JPY30,000
Carnegie Mellon University US$75

Scholarship program for improving English language skills

The Hyogo Institute of Information Education Foundation reimburses all or a part of fees for language schools (maximum JPY300,000) to enrollments for the Dual-Degree Program.

Admissions capacity

10 students

Main subjects

University of Hyogo
Intro to Information Security, Basics of Modern Cryptography, Telecommunications Management, Study in Applied Informatics
Carnegie Mellon University
Applied Information Assurance, Information Security Polycy and Management, Statistics for IT Managers,
Decision Making under Uncertainty, Master's Project

Study location and schedule

Tuition fees (as of fiscal year 2017)

University of Hyogo
Enrollment fee: JPY423,000 (for Hyogo prefecture residence and international students JPY282,000)
Tuition fee: JPY535,800 per year (JPY267,900 per term)
Carnegie Mellon University
Tuition fee: US$69,000 per year (US$ 23,000 per term)
Registration fee: US$100 (at the time of enrollment)
Other expenses: approximately US$ 2,000 per year

Scholarship program

We offer either a scholarship program or an interest free loan for the tuition fee or the equivalent of the Carnegie Mellon University for students with good academic records.


Graduates of the Dual Degree Program are employed in companies such as
Rakuten Inc.; Google Inc.; KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.; General Electric; Nomura Research Institute Ltd.; Cyber Agent Inc. etc.