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Admission policy

Admission Policy

  The Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences aims to foster leading researchers and engineers who can explore new areas of life sciences using advanced knowledge and technologies. At the same time, we also focus on educating people who can leverage knowledge and technology based on the foundations of life science, and who have a strong background in bioethics and environmental ethics. Therefore, we are looking for students who have a strong motivation to study life sciences and the necessary academic background to complete the program. 
  In addition to the general selection examinations, we provide special selection examinations for working students, returnee students, and international students. Students are selected based on their motivation to carry out research according to the educational goals of the Graduate School, and their specialized knowledge and skills.

Master's course (2 years)

  In the first term general selection examination, students take a written examination to demonstrate specialized knowledge and sufficient basic academic skills in each field of life science. In the self-recommendation and second term general selection examination, professional knowledge and qualifications are examined through an interview. For students who have studied fields other than the life sciences, their willingness to use their knowledge in life science research will also be evaluated. In the special selection examination for working students, returnee students, and international students, both a written examination and interview are conducted in accordance with the characteristics of each type of applicant to evaluate professional knowledge and qualifications. In all examinations, proficiency in English, the common language of the academic world, is evaluated through a written examination or interview. Students are required to satisfy the standards set by the Graduate School in both written examinations and interviews. 
  Before enrolling in this course, students are expected to learn more about the specialized knowledge and research methods of the corresponding field.

Doctoral course (3 years)

  In the general selection examination, the special selection examination for working students, and the special selection examination for international students, applicants are required to present their past research and plans for their research after entering the university in an interview to evaluate whether they have the necessary specialized knowledge and excellent qualifications to carry out their research. In addition, students are expected to have sufficient proficiency in English, the common language of the academic world. 
  Before enrolling in this course, students are expected to learn more deeply about research trends in the corresponding field.