Admission to Graduate Schools

In the Graduate Schools of Tokushima University,there are two types of admission: as Regular students or Non Regular students (research students and special auditors) are Matriculated students (graduate students) and Non-Matriculated students (special auditor, special studies students and subject studies students).

In the regular courses, there are the Pre-Doctoral course (Master's Program) and Doctoral course (Doctoral Program).

Except for the special programs offered in English which is placed every graduate schools but Graduate School of Advanced Technology and Science, the classes and lectures are conducted in Japanese even to foreign students. In consideration of this point, it is necessary that competence in the Japanese language be attained before admission.

This chapter explains the terms of school year, qualifications, admission requirements, and application for admission to matriculated courses and non-matriculated courses.

For further information, contact the educational section of the graduate schools shown in page 5.

 

Matriculated Courses for M.A. and Ph.D.

In the Pre-Doctoral course (Master’s Program), a Master's degree is awarded when the following conditions are met: regular attendance of two years at the University with completion of curricula and units provided by division of research and, after receiving required research instructions, passing the thesis inspection and final examinat1on.

In the Doctoral course (Doctoral Program), Doctoral degree is awarded when the following conditions are met: regular attendance of three years at the University with completion of curricula and units provided by division of research and, after receiving required research instruct1ons, passing the thesis inspection and final examination.

However, for Graduate Schools of Medical Sciences, Oral Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences regular attendance of over four years at the University is required.

As a general rule, admission to the matriculated course is in April.

As an exception for foreign students, the entrance examinations are held between the end of August to the beginning of September and admission is in October.

 

Application Qualifications for Master's Program/Pre-Doctoral Program

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. University graduates or those who will graduate from University by March of each year
  2. Those who have completed at least a total of 16 years of school education or those who will complete it by March of each year
  3. Those who have completed or will have completed at least 16 years of formal school education of a foreign country by studying the relevant subject in Japan via correspondence course provided by a school of the country by March
  4. Those who have successfully completed a course at an educational institution abroad (a graduated of which must have completed a 16-year course in the school education system), which is assessed in Japan to have university course in that education system, and specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture or are expected to do so on or before March.
  5. Those who are specifically designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan
  6. Those who have a degree corresponding to that of a bachelor's through the completion of courses with a term of study for three years or more (which includes the completion of an equivalent degree taken through correspondence course in Japan provided by a foreign university,and also includes the completion of an equivalent degree issued by an educational institute which is designated as equivalent to those in Japan based on the conditions stated above and is acknowledged as a part of the formal education in the applicant's home country) at a foreign university or another overseas educational institute (limited to those appropriately rated by an accreditation agent of the government of the applicant’s home country or by another officially approved accreditation institute, or specifically and independently designated as equivalent by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture).
  7. Those who have successfully completed, or are expected to complete, after the date designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the specialized course specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at a vocational school, whose minimum period required for graduation is four years or longer, and which also satisfies other condition specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  8. Those who have completed at least 15 years of school education with high records and qualified by the Graduate School of Tokushima University
  9. Those who are qualified by the Graduate School, Tokushima University as having academic standards equivalent to those of university or college graduates in Japan and who have reached 2 years old

 

Application Qualifications for Doctoral Program

Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Those who have received, or are expected to receive, a Master's degree or a professional degree by time of admission.
  2. Those who have received, or are expected to receive by time of admission, a Master's degree or a professional degree from a university abroad.
  3. Those who have received or are expected to receive by the time of their entrance to this course, a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a professional degree by studying the relevant subjects in Japan via correspondence course provided by a school of a foreign country.
  4. (d) Those who have completed and earned a Master' s degree or a degree that corresponds to a professional degree at an educational institution abroad which is assessed in Japan to have graduate school course abroad in the school education system and specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture.
  5. (e) Those who are qualified, through individual Entrance Examination, by the Graduate School, University of Tokushima to have an academic standard equivalent or superior to that of graduates who have Master' s Degree, and who have reached 24 years of age.

 

Application Qualifications for Doctoral Degree Program (Medical Sciences and Oral Sciences)

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Those who have received, or are expected to receive, a Master's degree or a professional degree by time of admission
  2. Those who have received, or are expected to receive by time of admission, a Master's degree or a professional degree from a university abroad
  3. Those who have received or are expected to receive by the time of their entrance to th1s course, a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a professional degree by studying the relevant subjects in Japan via correspondence course provided by a school of a foreign country
  4. Those who have completed and earned a Master's degree or a degree that corresponds to a professional degree at an educational institution abroad which is assessed in Japan to have graduate school course abroad in the school education system and specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture
    (e) Individuals who have completed a course at United Nations University,and been awarded a master's or equivalent degree from the same university
  5. Those who have completed a course of a foreign school , an educational institution designated in item (d) above or the United Nations University; passed an examination or a screening which corresponds to those prescribed in Article 16, paragraph 2 of the Standards for the Establishment of Graduate Schools; and are qualified to have academic standard equivalent to or higher than those who hold a master's degree
  6. Those who are specifically designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan
  7. Those who are qualified, through individual Entrance Examination, by the Graduate School, Tokushima University to have an academic standard equivalent or superior to that of graduates who have Master's Degree, and who have reached 24 years of age

 

Application Qualifications for Doctoral Degree Program (Medical Sciences, 0ral Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements;

  1. Those who have received or are expected to receive a Bachelor's degree (Medicine, Dentistry, a 6-year Pharmacy or a 6-year Veterinary Medicine) from a Japanese university
  2. Those who have received or are expected to receive a Bachelor's degree (Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine) from National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan
  3. Those who have completed or are expected to complete 18-year schooling (current major should be either Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine) outside of Japan
  4. Those who have completed or are expected to complete, 18-year schooling (current major should be Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine) by studying the relevant subjects in Japan v1a correspondence course provided by a school of a foreign country
  5. Those who have completed 18-year schooling (current major should be Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine) at an educational institution abroad which is assessed in Japan to have equivalent school courses in the school education system and specifically designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  6. Those who have a degree corresponding to that of a bachelor’s through the completion of course with a term of study for five years or more (which includes the completion of an equivalent degree taken through a correspondence course in Japan provided by a foreign university,and also includes the completion of an equivalent degree issued by an educational institute which is designated as equivalent to those in Japan based on the conditions stated above and is acknowledged as a part of the formal education in the applicant’s home country) at a foreign university or another overseas educational institute (limited to those appropriately rated by an accreditation agent of the government of the applicant’s home country or by another officially approved accreditation institute, or specifically and independently designated as equivalent by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture).
  7. Those who are specially designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  8. Those who are recognized to have achieved enough academic outcomes by the Admission Committee for the I Interdisciplinary Health Care Graduate Program in English, Tokushima University, to have academic standard equivalent to or higher than those who are prescribed in Article (a), and those who have reached 24 years of age

 

Application Procedure

Separate brochures with details of application and outline of the respective graduate schools are available on request to the administrative section (page5) responsible for the graduate school you w1sh to enter.

 

Selection

Applicants must take an entrance examination implemented by Tokushima University.

The examination consists of written and verbal examinations, inspection of submitted documents.

 

(Updated on:2016-9-15)