Academy for Global Leadership
Q&A
Q1 What specifically does dojo education entail?
A1 In dojo courses, students from a wide variety of majors participate in debates, projects, and group work in order to learn from each other and develop expertise and people skills through discussion. They also acquire the ability to exhibit leadership skills while communicating with peers.
Q2 Can students gain employment with the businesses and
research institutions that they intern with during off-campus learning?
A2 AGL has created the off-campus learning program as an opportunity for students to test their expertise and leadership skills that they have developed in dojo courses in real world situations. It may not necessarily lead to employment, but AGL has established the Tokyo Tech Talent through Industry, Government, and Academia Cooperation Consortium to provide AGL graduates with extensive career support.
Q3 Is financial aid available?
A3 Yes, students enrolled in the curriculum are exempt from paying tuition. However, financial aid is not available to students who study beyond the standard course length.
Q4 What degrees do students receive when they have completed
the Global Leadership Curriculum?
A4 The degrees offered are the normal ones that pertain to the student's major; i.e., Doctor of Science, Doctor of Engineering, or Doctor of Philosophy. However, students who have completed the AGL curriculum receive a certification of their completion of the Global Leadership Curriculum on their diploma.
Q5 I enrolled in a master's course in October. Am I eligible to apply to
the Global Leadership Curriculum?
A5 Yes. However, students who enrolled in October must participate in the screening camp to be held before the start of the second term of the next year (six months behind the students who enrolled in April). Before participating in the camp, applicants must earn four or more credits from Basic Leadership Courses, with at least two credits in courses for developing inter-personal skills.
Q6 I'm in the second year of a master's course.
Can I apply to the Global Leadership Curriculum?
A6 Yes. You are eligible provided that you have earned four or more credits from Basic Leadership Courses, including two credits in courses for developing inter-personal skills, before participating in the screening camp held prior to the start of the second term.
Q7 Can anyone apply to enroll in the AGL?
A7 Yes, anyone is eligible to apply. However, applicants are required to have earned four or more credits from Basic Leadership Courses, including two credits in courses for developing inter-personal skills. All graduate students may enroll in Basic Leadership Courses; therefore, please begin by signing up for these courses.