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Admission Policy of the Graduate School of System Informatics

  • Updated on April 1, 2021

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The Graduate School of System Informatics engages in research and education in the fields of systems science, information science, and computational science, focusing on system information (significant information that exists in a broad range of systems, including nature, engineering, and society) to create and expand new academic disciplines, in order to conceive new knowledge and values. The Graduate School hopes to train people possessing great creativity and a cosmopolitan outlook in order to contribute towards this objective. For this purpose, the Graduate School is committed to enrolling students from a wide range of backgrounds, not only from Japan but also from overseas.

Master’s Program

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

The Master’s Program of the Graduate School of System Informatics hopes to enroll students who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Students who have studied system technology, information technology, computational technology, or a similar technology at an engineering- or informatics-related faculty.
    [Required competences: knowledge of and technical ability in Engineering, interest, and motivation]
  2. Students who demonstrate a strong interest and enthusiasm for applying and expanding the application of technology (such as system, information and computational technologies) to the various fields of science including, medicine, humanities, or social science.
    [Required competences: critical thinking, good judgement, expression, initiative, cooperativeness, interest, and motivation]
  3. Students who are rich in creativity and ideas, demonstrate logical thinking skills, and are strongly motivated toward creating and developing new fields in system informatics.
    [Required competences: critical thinking, good judgement, expression, interest, and motivation]

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

In order to select students demonstrating the qualities above, in line with the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Master’s Program of the Graduate School of System Informatics, the Graduate School assesses various competences in the entrance examinations below.
The General entrance examination and Special entrance examination for international students are mainly designed to assess knowledge, technique, interest, and motivation. The Recommendation-based entrance examination and Special entrance examination for the Computational science intensive course are mainly designed to assess critical thinking, good judgement, expression, initiative, cooperativeness, interest, and motivation.

Doctoral Program

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

The Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of System Informatics hopes to enroll students who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Students who have studied system technology, information technology, computational technology, or a similar technology at an engineering- or informatics-related faculty or graduate school.
    [Required competences: knowledge of and technical ability in Engineering, interest, and motivation]
  2. Students who demonstrate a strong interest and enthusiasm for applying and expanding the application of technology (such as system, information and computational technologies) to the various fields of science including, medicine, humanities, or social science.
    [Required competences: critical thinking, good judgement, expression, initiative, cooperativeness, interest, and motivation]
  3. Students who are rich in creativity and ideas, demonstrate logical thinking skills, and are strongly motivated toward creating and developing new fields in system informatics.
    [Required competences: critical thinking, good judgement, expression, interest, and motivation]
  4. In addition, the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of System Informatics welcomes working adults, such as those who have conducted and published research at a company, laboratory, or the like.

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

In order to select students demonstrating the qualities above, in line with the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of System Informatics, the Graduate School assesses various competences in the entrance examination below.
General entrance examination is mainly designed to assess knowledge and technique or critical thinking, good judgement, expression, initiative, and cooperativeness, and interest and motivation.