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 (Master's 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.

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:
Availability is limited for entrance in Octorber 2017. General selection, Special selection for foreign students and Special selection for adult students  
59 people for entrance in April 2018. General selection and Special selection for adult students  

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

You can obtain master's degree after completing

Master of agriculture, engineering or philosophy

Examination fee

30,000 yen

Entrance fee

282,000 yen (in 2016, may be revised.)

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: End of May
Second offering: -
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance May 20th (Sat) See here  for more detail.
Certification of qualification for applicants June 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
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 for more detail
Oral examination for who exempted from written examination
June 7th (Wed) - 9th (Fri)
Start acception of application for admission June 15th (Thu) - June 22rd (Thu)
Entrance examination August 21st (Mon)
Written examination will be held for general selection test-takers.
See here for more detail.

August 22nd (Tue)
Oral examination will be held for all test-takers.
Announcement of application results September 4th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Entrance procedures 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
Orientation meeting for exam and entrance First offering: May 20th (Sat)
                     See here  for more detail.
Second offering: -
Certification of qualification for applicants First offering: June 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
Second offering: August 23rd (Wed) - 24th (Thu)
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 First offering: June 9th (Fri)
Second offering: September 1st (Fri)
Start acception of exemption from written examination First offering: June 1st (Thu) - 2nd (Fri)
Second 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: -
Start acception of application for admission First offering: June 15th (Thu) - June 22nd (Thu)
Second offering: October 19th (Thu) - 20th (Fri)
Entrance examination First offering: August 21st (Mon)
Second offering: November 20th (Mon)
Written examination will be held for general selection test-takers.
See here for more detail.

First offering: August 22nd (Tue)
Second offering: November 20th (Mon)
Written examination and oral examination will be held on the same day.
Announcement of application results First offering: September 4th (Mon)
Second offering: December 11th (Mon)
Notice board at 10 a.m.
Admission procedure March 15th (Thu), 2018
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 : November 20th (Mon)
    Short essay 10:00-11:30
    Specialized subject 14:00-15:00(scheduled)

Examination subject: Short essay 
Written examination

Examination subject: Specialized subject
Oral examination

Special selection for foreign students : November 20th (Mon) 15:00-16:00(scheduled)

Examination subject: Specialized subject
Oral examination

Special selection for adult students : November 20th (Mon) 16:00-17:00(scheduled)

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, Japanese only)

We always deal those out at the BASE 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 "master degree course" . We accept this offering until 1 week before the deadline of application.

Necessary information

  1. General selection, Special selection for foreign students or Special selection for adult students
  2. 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 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.