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General Admission

Qualifications for Application

Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for admission:


(1) Those who have a Master's degree or those who are expected to complete a Master's Course by March 31, 2017 (for entry in April, 2017) or September 30, 2017 (for entry in October, 2017).


(2) Those who have received a degree equivalent or superior to a Master's degree I are expected to receive a Master's degree from an overseas educational institution.


(3) Those who are awarded a degree equivalent or superior to a Master’s degree after completing a correspondence or an online course of a foreign school in Japan.


(4) Those who have received a degree equivalent to Master’s degree or professional graduate degree by completing required education designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology at educational institutes in Japan with a foreign graduate course education system.


(5) Those who have completed a program at the United Nations University and have received a degree equivalent to Master’s degree.


(6) Those who are engaged in research for 2 years or more after completing their undergraduate course in Japan or a 16-year course of school education in a foreign country, and have academic capability equivalent or superior to the Master's degree are eligible to apply for the doctoral course. The qualifications will be examined by the Board of Representatives. [Notification No.118 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 1989. (Partially amended on March 30, 2001)] The candidates who apply under this category are advised to contact the office of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science.


(7) Those who are above 24 years of age and have a Master’s or a higher degree. Applicants are required to satisfy an application qualification examination performed by the Graduate School.

 

Eligible candidates:
Those who have graduated from Junior Colleges, Technical Colleges, special Training Colleges, various schools, foreign universities (Japanese branch schools), international schools, our Graduate School shall conduct individual exams to determine if they have academic capability equivalent or superior to the Master’s degree.
Method of Selection of Applicants:

Selection will be made by the results of written and oral examinations, transcripts, and other material of the applicant.

 


(1) Examination in academic subjects

  • Written examination:
    • Foreign language:English.

      Foreign applicants may choose from an English exam, a Japanese essay, or an English essay.

    • Special subjects which are related to the research field of the primary academic supervisor the applicant wish to study with.
  • Oral examination:
  • The oral examination will mainly be centered on the applicant’s Master’s degree thesis or its substitute, and the statement of the applicant’s research plan at the United Graduate School. The examination will consist of 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion. A computer projector and a Windows laptop computer with PowerPoint will be available for use.
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Admission on Recommendation

Qualifications for Application

Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for admission:


(1) Those who have / are expected to be conferred a Master's degree under the supervision of faculty staff belong to The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University by March 31, 2017 (for entry in April, 2017) or September 30, 2017 (for entry in October, 2017).

 

(2) Those who have / are expected to be conferred a Master’s degree in a science-related discipline at any sister universities of Gifu University or Shizuoka University.

 

(3) Those who have / are expected to be conferred a Master's degree in a science-related discipline at any universities other than stated above (1) and (2), and satisfies the UGSAS admission policy.

 

 

 

Method of Selection of Applicants:

Selection will be made by the results of oral examinations, transcripts, and other material of the applicant.

 

  • Oral examination:
  • The oral examination will mainly be centered on the applicant’s Master’s degree thesis or its substitute, and the statement of the applicant’s research plan at the United Graduate School. The examination will consist of 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion. A computer projector and a Windows laptop computer with PowerPoint will be available for use.
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Special Admission for International Students

Qualifications for Application

Applicants who have / are expected to be conferred a Master’s degree, and should meet all of the following qualifications by March 31, 2017 (for entry in April, 2017) or September 30, 2017 (for entry in October, 2017) .

 

(1)  Applicants should be outstanding students with the ability to obtain a doctorate within three years of admission to the program. Students may either come from another country or currently reside in Japan, and will study in the program as international students.

 

(2)  Applicants should be recommended by the presidents or heads of universities (especially those having exchange programs with the member institutions of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University), government and municipal offices, private companies, or other recognized institutions in their countries.

 

(3)  Applicants should be proficient in English.

 

Method of Selection of Applicants:

Video conference interviews will be conducted if the applicant is unable to come to Japan. Please make inquiries about the video conference system (e.g., usage, standards) in advance. If the video conference system is not available, the interviews will be conducted via e-mail.

 

  • Notes:
    1) For e-mail interviews, the applicant will first be contacted via e-mail by his or her prospective primary academic supervisor. This e-mail will be sent to the applicant at the e-mail address written on his or her admission application.
    2) E-mail interviews will be conducted by three faculty members in the applicant’s preferred field of study. The applicant will exchange e-mail messages at least three times with each faculty member (a total of nine times or more).

English Program for International Students

Qualifications for Application

Applicants should meet both of the following A and B.

 

A: Applicants should meet any one of the following qualifications.

 

(1)  Applicants who have completed the Special Program in the Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University or who are prospected to complete this program by September 30, 2017.

 

(2)  Applicants who have completed the International Student English-based Courses in Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Shizuoka University or who are prospected to complete this course by September 30, 2017.

 

(3)  Applicants who has been conferred a Master's Degree in the graduate Schools at outside Japan.

 

(4)  Applicants who are prospected to be conferred a Master's Degree in the graduate Schools at outside Japan by September 30, 2017.

 

 

B: Applicants should meet all of the following qualifications.

 

a. Applicants should be outstanding students with the ability to obtain a doctorate within three years of admission to the program. Students may either come from another country or currently reside in Japan, and will study in the program as international students.

 

b. Applicants should be recommended by the presidents or heads of universities, government and municipal offices, private companies, or other recognized institutions in outside Japan.

 

c. Applicants should be proficient in English. (TOEFL PBT: 520 points or more, TOEIC: 600 points or more, IELTS: 5 points or more)

 

Method of Selection of Applicants:

Selection will be made by the results of oral examinations, transcripts, and other material of the applicant.

 

  • Oral examination:
    The oral examination will mainly be centered on the applicant's Master's degree thesis or its substitute, and the statement of the applicant's research plan at the United Graduate School. The examination will consist of 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion. A computer projector and a Windows laptop computer with PowerPoint will be available for use.

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Tuition and Admission Fees

Admission Fee

Admission fee: 282,000 yen (estimated)

* Other than the admission fee, successful candidates are required to purchase “Accident and Casualty Insurance for Students During Educational Research Activities.” Further information will be notified to the candidates after being accepted to the program.
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Students who will complete the master’s program at any participating university in March 2017 are exempt from admission fee.

* The admission fee is an estimate, and therefore if modified, the modified amount will be applied from then on.
Tuition Fee

Tuition fee (first semester): 267,900 yen (estimated; 535,800 yen a year is payable in two installments for the first and second semester)

* Students will pay the tuition for the first semester in May by bank account transfer. Further information will be notified to the candidates after being accepted to the program.
* International students who will remain as the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship recipients in the new academic year are exempt from both admission and tuition fees. Towards this, the international students mentioned above must submit the certificate of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship.
* The tuition fee is an estimate, and therefore if modified, the modified amount will be applied from then on.

Number of Students

Capacity and Enrollment
As of April/1/2015
Course Capacity Present Enrollment
Annual Admission Total Number 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Science of Biological Production 7 21 3(2) 8(4) 6(4) 17(10)
Science of Biological Environment 5 15 3(1) 7(5) 17(7) 27(13)
Science of Biological Resources 8 24 13(8) 5(2) 14(4) 32(14)
Total 20 60 19(11) 20(11) 37(15) 76(37)

() indicates the number of international students.

Number of Students by Participating Universities
As of April/1/2015
Participating University 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Gifu University 17(9) 14(9) 25(13) 56(31)
Shizuoka University 2(2) 6(2) 12(2) 20(6)
Total 19(11) 20(11) 37(15) 76(37)

() indicates the number of international students.

Number of Doctor's Degrees Awarded
Course Doctorare
Year Participating University Science of Biological Production Science of Biological Environment Science of Biological Resources Total
20112 Gifu University 6(5) 4(2) 12(8) 22(15)
Shizuoka University     1 1
2013 Gifu University 5(3) 8(4) 10(4) 23(11)
Shizuoka University     2 2
2014 Gifu University 2(2) 4(3) 6(0) 12(5)
Shizuoka University 1(1) 1(1)   2(2)

() indicates the number of international students.

Admission Statistics
2015
Course Admission Quota Candidates Candidates taken exam Successful Candidates Enrolled
Science of Biological Production 7 6(5) 6(5) 6(5) 6(5)
Science of Biological Environment 5 4(2) 4(2) 4(2) 4(2)
Science of Biological Resources 8 13(8) 13(8) 13(8) 12(7)
Total 20 23(15) 23(15) 23(15) 22(14)

() indicates the number of international students.

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