Entering Graduate Schools

1. 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 examination. 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 instructions, passing the thesis inspection and final examination. However, for Graduate Schools of Medical Sciences and Oral Sciences regular attendance of over 4 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.

 

2. Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements

(a) University graduates or those who will graduate from University by March of each year are eligible to apply.
(b) 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 are eligible to apply.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) Those who are specifically designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan
(f) Persons 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.
(g) Those who have completed at least 15 years of school education with high records and qualified by the Graduate School of University of Tokushima.
(h) Those who are qualified by the Graduate School, University of Tokushima as having academic standards equivalent to those of university or college graduates in Japan and who have reached 22 years of age.

 

3. Application Qualifications for Doctoral Program

Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements:

 

(a) Those who have received, or are expected to receive, a Master's degree or a professional degree by time of admission.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(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.
(e) Those who are specifically designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan
(f) 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.

 

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

Applicants should satisfy the following requirements:

 

(a) A graduate from a School of Medicine or Dentistry of a University, by the time of admission.
(b) An applicant who has completed, or will complete, a total of 18 years of formal schooling abroad by the time of admission.
(c) An applicant judged by the Graduate School of Medicine or Dentistry at the University of Tokushima as having scholastic ability equivalent or superior that of either (a) or (b) above.