Entrance Examination

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

Department of Food and Energy Systems Science

This page contains the information of the entrance examination taken from the summer of 2017 to the beginning of 2018.
The end of this page has FAQ .

Entrance Examination Schedule (five-year system, doctoral course)

Last update date:2017/8/4 (Fri)

To applicants
Before application, be sure to inform the to-be supervisor and check the research content or theme there. In addition, when you passed the exam, let the supervisor know, and have a meeting about your research program.

Basic information about application

General selection, Special selection for foreign students, Special selection for adult students

Application qualification

General selection
Students who graduated or will graduate before the entrance. People who are admitted to have scholartic achievement either equaling or surpassing the graduation from university/college. etc.

Special selection for foreign students
Students who graduated or will graduate before the entrance. People who has bachelorship, etc.

See application guidelines for more detail.

Number of positions

First offering : General selection and Special selection for foreign students
10 peoples.
We offer students who will enter at Oct. 2017 or Apr. 2018.

Second offering : General selection and Special selection for foreign students
Availability is limited for entrance in April 2018. (scheduled)

Third offering : General selection and Special selection for foreign students
Availability is limited for entrance in April 2018. (scheduled)

Third-Year Enrollment :
Availability is limited for entrance in Oct. 2017. (scheduled)
Availability is limited for entrance in April 2018. (scheduled)

You can obtain doctor's degree after completing

Doctor of agriculture, engineering or philosophy

Examination fee

30,000 yen

Entrance fee

282,000 yen (in 2017, may be revised.)

Tuition fee

535,800 yen in a full year, 267,900 yen in a half year
(in 2017, may be revised.)

Applicaition Schedule (for entrance in October 2017 and April 2018)

Entrance in October 2017
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) End of May
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance First offering: May 20th (Sat)
Second offering: To be determined
See here for more detail.
Certification of qualification for applicants June 1st (Thu) - June 2nd (Fri)
For who do not graduate yet, qualification to take the exam is judged.For who do not graduate yet, qualification to take the exam is judged (see application guidelines for more detail).
Result announcement of qualification for applicants June 9th (Fri)
Start acception of exemption from written examination June 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
High-achieving senior-grade students (at applying) may be admitted to enter only by oral examination.
See here more detail.
Oral examination for who exempted from written examination June 7th (Wed) - 9th (Fri)
Announcement of application results for who exempted from written examination will be sent at June 14th (Wed)
You can take the written examination if you fail to be exempted from taking it.
Start acception of application for admission June 15th (Thu) - 22nd (Thu)
Entrance examination Written examination August 21st (Mon)
for who takes the general selection

Oral examination August 23rd (Wed)
for who takes the general selection and the special selection for foreign students

See here for more detail.
Announcement of application results September 4th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Admission procedure September 14th (Thu)
Entrance ceremony Early in Oct.

 

Entrance in April 2018 You can take the written examination if you fail to be exempted from taking it.
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) First offering: End of May
Second offering: Early in August
Third offering: -
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance First offering: May 20th (Sat)
See here for more detail.
Second offering: -
Third offering: -
Certification of qualification for applicants First offering: June 1st (Thu) - June 2nd (Fri)
Second offering: August 23rd (Wed) - 24th (Thu)
Third offering: -
For who do not graduate yet, qualification to take the exam is judged (See here for more detail)
Result announcement of qualification for applicants First offering: June 9th (Fri)
Second offering: September 1st (Fri)
Third offering: -
Start acception of exemption from written examination First offering: June 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
Second offering: September 19th (Tue) - 20th (Wed)
Third offering: -
High-achieving senior-grade students (at applying) may be admitted to enter only by oral examination.
See here for more detail.
Oral examination for who exempted from written examination First offering: June 7th (Wed) - 9th(Fri)
Second offering: September 25th (Mon) - 27th (Wed)
Third offering: -
Result announcement of acception of exemption from written examination First offering: will be sent at June 14th (Wed)
Second offering: September 29th (Fri)
Third offering: -
Start acception of application for admission First offering: June 15th (Thu) - June 22nd (Thu)
Second offering: October 19th (Thu) - 20th (Fri)
Third offering: -
Entrance examination Written examination
First offering: August 21st (Mon)
Second offering: November 20th (Mon)
Third offering: -
for who takes the general selection

Oral Examination
First offering: August 23rd (Wed)
Second offering: November 20th (Mon) - 21st (Tue)
Third offering: -
for who takes the general selection and the special selection for foreign students

for all examinee
See here for more detail
Announcement of application results First offering: September 4th (Mon)
Second offering: December 11th (Mon)
Third offering: -
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Admission procedure First offering: March 15th (Thu)
Second offering: March 15th (Thu)
Third offering: -
Entrance ceremony Early in April

 

Entrance in October 2017 (Third-Year Enrollment)
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) End of May
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance May 20th (Sat)
See here for more detail.
Certification of qualification for applicants June 1st (Thu) - June 2nd (Fri)
For who do not graduate yet, qualification to take the exam is judged (See here for more detail)
Result announcement of qualification for applicants June 9th (Fri)
Start acception of application for admission June 15th (Thu) - June 22nd (Thu)
Entrance examination Oral Examination
August 23rd (Wed)
Examination will be conducted in English and Japanese based on the contents of the submitted outline of research results, research plan and motivation for application.

for all examinee
See here for more detail
Announcement of application results First offering: September 4th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Admission procedure September 14th (Thu)
Entrance ceremony Early in Oct.

 

Entrance in April 2018 (Third-Year Enrollment)
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) Early in August
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance -
Certification of qualification for applicants August 23rd (Wed) - 24th (Thu)
For who do not graduate yet, qualification to take the exam is judged (See here for more detail)
Result announcement of qualification for applicants September 1st (Fri)
Start acception of application for admission October 19th (Thu) - 20th (Fri)
Entrance examination Oral Examination
November 20th (Mon) - 21st(Tue)
 Examination will be conducted in English and Japanese based on the contents of the submitted outline of research results, research plan and motivation for application.

for all examinee
See here for more detail
Announcement of application results December 11th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Admission procedure March 15th (Thu)
Entrance ceremony Early in April

 

Exemption from written examination

  1. Not applied in the case of special selections for foreign nor adult students.
  2. Application qualification : Students can apply for exemption from written examination after oral interview by the to-be supervisor as long as their grades in undergraduate course are highly achieved. Consult with your to-be supervisor for more datail.
  3. Examination content: oral examination for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Students can go on to general selection even if the exemption is rejected.

Schedule and contents of entrance examination

General selection

First offering: August 21st (Mon)
Examination subject: English (the max score is 100.)
●Written examination
●You should submit your english test score sheet (one of the following, copy is not allowed)
●TOEIC, TEIC-IP(taken in our university)、TOEFL PBT、TOEFL iBT
●The score results from exams taken within the past 2 years is only accepted.

Examination subject: Basic (the max score is 100.)
●Written examination (only for who will enter in April)
●Choose 4 questions from 16.
Math: analysis, linear algebras, Fourier and Laplace transform, and probability and statistics
Physics: dynamics, electromagnetics, optics, wave mechanics, and information basis
Chemistry: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry
Biology: molecular biology, cell biology, physiology and biochemistry, and ecology )

Examination subject: short essay (the max score is 100)
●Written examination for who enter in October.

Examination subject: Oral examination


Second offering: November 20th (Mon) - 21st (Tue) / Third offering: -

Examination subject: English (the max score is 100.)
●You should submit your english test score sheet (one of the following, copy is not allowed)
●TOEIC, TEIC-IP(taken in our university)、TOEFL PBT、TOEFL iBT
●The score results from exams taken within the past 2 years is only accepted.

Examination subject: short essay (the max score is 100.)

Examination subject: Oral examination

See here for more detail

Special selection for foreign students

First offering: August 23rd (Wed)
Examination subject: specialized subject
Oral examination

Second offering: November 20th (Mon) - 21st (Tue) / Third offering: -
Examination subject: specialized subject
Oral examination

Past exam questions for basic (PDF, Japanese only)

Notice: The year written above is when the exam is held. Entrance in October would be the same year, while that in April would be the following year.

How to get guidelines for applicants (application form)

We always deal those out at the BASE office. For reference, see the PDF file below.

We can send you the guidelines by mail. If you want to get them by mail, please note that this department is for 5 year doctoral course and contact us by email until one week before of the application deadline.

Please write the following contents clearly.

  • Which of the general selection or the special selection for foreign students do you take?
  • Your postcode, address, name, phone number, and the number of guidelines you need.

Necessary documents for application

See application guidelines for more detail.

  • Application form (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Picture-attached ticket and Admission ticket (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Diploma or commencement certification (including the scheduled case)
  • Transcript
  • Reason for aspiration (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Educational background (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Entrance examination fee
  • Receipt (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Stamped addressed envelope (for test-takers not from TUAT)
  • 2 kinds of seals (reception and contact) (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)

FAQ

Do test-takers have to choose the 4 questions from 16 in basic test before taking exam?

No. Test-takers can choose after starting the exam and seeing all questions. Note: Test-takers for Chemical and Material Systemes (including as the second choice) must choose more than 1 question from chemistry, and 4 questions in total. See application guidelines for more detail.

What do test-takers bring on the examination day?

In the paper test, please bring the admission ticket, pencils, and erasers. Pencil sharpener and watch are also fine. In oral exam, please bring the admission ticket.

Is it possible to apply to other universities in the case of exemption from written examination?

If you apply to exemption from written examination and win admission to BASE, please withdraw your application to other universities.

Is it possible to change the department or laboratory after entrance?

In principle, students will belong to the laboratory they applied to, but it is possible to change the department or laboratory due to various reasons.

What do students do after university?

They are playing an important role in various fields.Voice of the Graduate and after university will provide more information.

About early graduation and the required condition

Graduate students having high research achievement can graduate early. Consult with your supervisor for more datil.