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Application Deadlines:

  • Kobe dual-degree program: January 6 for admission to the dual-degree program commencing in April.
  • Kobe single-degree program: The application for the single degree program will open in March if there are any spots remaining in the Kobe MSIT-IS program once the dual-degree class has been seated.

Applicants are encouraged to send transcripts, mark sheets by courier (UPS, FedEx, DHL or other carriers) for tracking purposes and so receipt by the INI can be confirmed. Documents sent by regular postal service cannot be tracked if lost or misdirected and must be sent again.

Dual-degree applicants must send your transcripts, check payments for the University of Hyogo, and additional supplemental documents to the following address:

Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo
7-1-28 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 650-0047 Japan
Tel: +81-78-303-2050
Fax: +81-78-303-2055

Applicants for the single-degree program (Kobe MSIT-IS) must send your check payments to:

Information Networking Institute
Admissions Committee
Carnegie Mellon University
4616 Henry Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

If using a courier service, include the INI main number, (412) 268-7195.

All applications and recommendations must be submitted online.

U.S. Visa Information

Students attending the Kobe MSIT-IS program will first study in Kobe, Japan and then transfer to Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh or Silicon Valley campus. Upon admission into the program, the INI Admissions Office will assist you in completing the necessary documentation in order to obtain an F-1 visa so you may enter the U.S. as a full-time student. You will receive details after admission.

Admissions Policies

Deferral Policy

The INI does not allow admission deferrals. Each year applicants are reviewed and ranked with the current applicant pool. Students are accepted for admission into the program for a particular academic year and may not defer admission.

Applicant's Responsibility

An application may remain “incomplete” if required documents are not uploaded or submitted in the manner requested in the application instructions.

An application may remain "Incomplete" if required documents are not received in the INI office, or are not submitted in the proper manner. Applications not completed by the posted deadlines will remain incomplete.

The admissions staff makes every effort to assist applicants in completing their submission, however, the INI does not accept responsibility for documents that are missing or are improperly submitted resulting in an application remaining incomplete and unreviewed.

Confidentiality of Communications

All information provided to students as a result of their application including subsequent correspondence is considered confidential and should not be communicated to other applicants. Please note that applicants are expected to comply with the confidentiality requirement as a condition of admission.