Entrance Examination

Department of Bio-Functions and Systems Science

Department of Bio-Functions and 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(Doctoral course)

Last update date:2017/12/6 (Wed)

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

Application qualification

General selection
Students who have obtained a master’s degree or will be expected to obtain it before the entrance.
Students who obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree in a foreign country.
See application guidelines for more detail.

Special selection for adult students
People who worked at research institutes, educational institutes or companies, or who worked for more than 1 year after the graduation of the lastest university/college.
The application qualification for general selection is also required.
See application guidelines for more detail.

Notice: Department of bio-functions and systems science was organized in 2016.

Number of positions

First offering: General selection and Special selection for adult students
Availability is limited for entrance in Octorber 2017.
12 people for entrance in April 2018.

Second offering: General selection and Special selection for adult students
Availability is limited for entrance in October 2017.
Availability is limited for entrance in April 2018.

Third offering: General selection and Special selection for adult students
Availability is limited for entrance in April 2018.

You can obtain doctor's degree after completing

Doctor of philosophy

Examination fee

30,000yen
We don’t collect the examination fee from the students who will be expected to obtain a master’s degree at TUAT before the entrance.

Entrance fee

282,000yen (in 2016, may be revised.)
We don’t collect the entrance fee from the students who will be expected to obtain a master’s degree at TUAT before the entrance.

Tuition fee

535,800 yen in a full year, 267,900 yen in a half year
(both in 2016, may be revised.)

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

Entrance in October 2017
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) First offering: middle of March
Second offering: end of May
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance May 20th (Sat)
See here for more detail.
Certification of qualification for applicants First offering: April 3rd (Mon) – 4th (Tue)
Second offering: June 5th (Mon) – 6th (Tue)
For who do not obtain master’s degree yet, qualification to take the exam is judged. (see application guidelines for more detail).
Result announcement of qualification for applicants First offering: April 12th (Wed)
Second offering: June 16th (Fri)
Start acception of application for admission First offering: April 17th (Mon) – 18th (Tue)
Second offering: June 19th (Mon) – 20th (Tue)
Entrance examination First offering: May 8th (Mon)
Second offering: August 22nd (Tue)
Oral examination will be held for all test-takers.
Announcement of application results First offering: May 17st (Wed)
Second offering: September 4th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Entrance procedure September 14th (Thu)
Entrance ceremony Early in October

 

Entrance in April 2018
Guidelines distribution for applicants (application form, included) First offering: End of May
Second offering: Early in August
Third offering: Early in December
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance May 20th (Sat)
See here for more detail.
Certification of qualification for applicants First offering: June 5th (Mon) – 6th (Tue)
Second offering: October 10th (Tue) - 11th (Wed)
Third offering: March 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
For who do not obtain master’s degree yet, qualification to take the exam is judged. (see application guidelines for more detail).
Result announcement of qualification for applicants First offering: June 16th (Fri)
Second offering: October 20th (Fri)
Third offering: March 7th (Wed)
Start acception of application for admission First offering: June 19th (Mon) – 20th (Tue)
Second offering: November 1st (Wed) - 2nd (Thu)
Third offering: March 8th (Thu) - 9th (Fri)
Entrance examination First offering: August 22th (Tue)
Second offering: November 20th (Mon) - 21st (Tue)
Third offering: March 15th (Thu) - 16th (Fri)
Oral examination will be held for all test-takers.
Announcement of application results First offering: September 4th (Mon)
Second offering: December 11th (Mon)
Third offering: March 22nd (Thu)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Entrance procedure First offering, Second offering: March 15th (Thu)
Third offering: March 23rd (Fri)
Entrance ceremony Early in April

 

About entrance examination

We conduct the examination on applicant’s major research field and English language, referring to applicant’s master's thesis and research proposal. If you presented the research papers in English, you may not be required on English language examination after document screening.

How to get guidelines for applicants (Application form)

We always deal those out at the Admissions Section, Koganei Student Support Office. For reference, see the PDF file below.

If you would like one by mail, send the following necessary information by email, after checking the application for "doctor degree course" . We accept this offering until 1 week before the deadline of application.

Necessary information

  • General selection or Special selection for adult students
  • Zip code, address, full name, phone number, and copies of guidelines

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 (including the scheduled case)
  • Transcript
  • List of publications and research papers
  • Certificate of employment
  • Research plan document (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Reason for aspiration (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • Stamped addressed envelope (for test-takers not from TUAT)
  • Certificate of Foreign Resident Registration(foreigners only)
  • Entrance examination fee
  • Receipt (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)
  • 2 kinds of seals (reception and contact) (prescribed form attached in the application guidlines)

FAQ

Is the examination conducted by oral examination only?

Yes. There isn’t written examination. However, we may consider your performance of master and transcripts are considered.

What do I have to bring on the examination day?

You should bring your laptop or the PowerPoint file for the presentation.

I have not obtained a master’s degree.

If you have not obtained a master’s degree, you can take the qualification for applicants. Consult with your expected supervisor for more details.

What are the conditions to obtain a doctoral degree?

It depends on the types of degree. Consult with your expected supervisor for more details.

About early graduation and the required condition.

The students who meet the specific conditions can graduate in 2 years.

What if I couldn’t obtain a doctor’s degree?

Even if you couldn’t complete the paper, you can take dissertation rexiew within 3 years after you completed coursework without degree. The 1st year after coursework completed without degree, examination fee is free. But you have to pay it from the second year.

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.