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Admission Policy of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Updated on April 1, 2021

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Master’s Program

The Master’s Program of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation aims to foster science-oriented individuals with research capabilities in a broad range of cutting-edge fields and the entrepreneurial skills necessary to design the marketing process of research outcomes such as intellectual property acquisition, production engineering development, and market development.

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

  1. Students should have a strong enthusiasm for research and basic research abilities in any of the following fields: engineering, informatics, agriculture, science, medicine, or pharmaceutical science.
    [Required competences: Knowledge and Skills, Thinking, Judgement and Expression, Interest and Motivation]
  2. In addition to basic research and applied research in their chosen specialist field, students should possess a strong desire to commercialize their research, from production and development to marketing.
    [Required competences: Thinking, Judgement and Expression, Independence and Cooperation, Interest and Motivation]

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

Various factors, as described above, will be measured during the selection of students based on the diploma and curriculum policies of the Master’s Program of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation.
In the Recommendation-based entrance examination, “Knowledge and Skills” will be evaluated based on a document screening process, and “Thinking, Judgement and Expression,” “Independence and Cooperation,” and “Interest and Motivation” will be evaluated based on an oral examination.
In the General entrance examination and Special entrance examination for international students, “Knowledge and Skills” will be evaluated based on a document screening process, essay examination, and English-language examination; “Thinking, Judgement and Expression,” “Independence and Cooperation,” and “Interest and Motivation” will be evaluated based on an oral examination.

Doctoral Program

In order to achieve scientific and technological innovations in diverse fields, the Doctoral Course of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation aims to produce individuals with the ability to build an innovation strategy.

●Applicants are sought with the following qualities and abilities:

  1. Students entering from workplaces with diverse backgrounds should intend to acquire entrepreneurship skills, and the research capabilities equivalent to those awarded a master’s degree in any of the following fields: engineering, informatics, agriculture, science, medicine, or pharmaceutical science.
    [Required competences: Knowledge and Skills, Critical thinking, Judgement and Expression, Independence and Cooperation, Interest and Motivation]
  2. Students who have obtained a master’s degree in the science fields should have a strong desire to achieve scientific and technological innovations through their research capabilities in any of the following fields: engineering, informatics, agriculture, science, medicine, or pharmaceutical science.
    [Required competences: Knowledge and Skills, Critical thinking, Judgement and Expression, Independence and Cooperation, Interest and Motivation]

●Basic Policy for the Selection of Students:

There will be an entrance examination to select candidates based on the Degree Awarding Policy and Curriculum Policy of the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation. We will assess “Knowledge and Skills” through document screening and conduct oral examinations to assess the “Critical thinking, Judgement and Expression,” “Independence and Cooperation,” and “Interest and Motivation” of prospective students.