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Admission

Examination Schedule and Application Guidelines

October 2024 / April 2025 Admission

Application Guideline for the Master's Degree Program (DC) October Admission is now available. (5/14 up)
Application Guideline for the First and Second Term Entrance Examination (MC) is now available. (5/11 up)
Application Guideline for the Doctoral Degree Program (DC) October 2024 Admission is now available. (4/23 up)
Application Guideline for the Self-recommendation Entrance Examination (MC) is now available. (4/23 up)

Applications will be accepted through TAO (electronic application system).

Application information can be completed on TAO only during the application period for each entrance examination.Application information can only be completed on TAO during the application period for each entrance examination.
Please prepare your English scores and any certificates, etc. by referring to the Application Guide before the application period.
The Application Confirmation Form is available one week before the application deadline for each entrance exam.
 
TAO Application URL and [GSLS] Application Confirmation Form URL*to be published from May 2024
2025 AY First Term Entrance Examination】Scheduled for mid-June
2025 AY Second Term Entrance Examination】Scheduled for early October
 For the list of fields of application for the second term, see here (JP only).
2025 AY Entrance Examination (DC Admission】Scheduled for late December
 
TOEIC® L&R, TOEFL iBT®︎, IELTS or Duolingo English Test scores are required as part of the application. Please take the test and prepare your score well in advance, as it takes time for scores to arrive.

A copy of an email or other document confirming that you have the permission of the faculty member whose laboratory you wish to join is required as part of the application materials. Please contact the faculty member as soon as possible and be sure to ask for details about the research in that lab to avoid future research conflicts.

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor UNO Hiromi (Laboratory of Watershed Ecology) has joined the Department of Ecological Developmental Adaptibility Life Sciences as of April 1, 2024. This laboratory will also accept students.

Laboratory of Plant Morecular Genetics (Associate Professor KANNO Akira) was newly established in the Department of Department of Molecular and Chemical Life Sciences. This laboratory will also accept students.
Laboratory of Plant Molecular and Physiological Adaptation (Associate Professor HIDEMA Jun) was newly established in the Department of Department of Molecular and Chemical Life Sciences. This laboratory will also accept students.
Professor NANGO Eriko, Laboratory of Dynamic structural biology, has been invited to become a collaborative faculty member at the Department of Molecular and Chemical Life Sciences. This laboratory will also accept students. Please click here for the laboratory homepage (the names of the laboratory differ between the GSLS and the IMRAM).


Frequently asked questions about entrance examination, application guidelines and application notes are available here.

April 2025 Admission 

Self-recommendation Entrance Examination (MC) 

Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
dates
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection Application documents screening and interview About 42 students
May 20 (Mon)〜
May 30 (Thu)
 
Pre-connection test 6/15 (Sat)
June 22 (Sat),
June 23  (Sun)
July 3 (Wed)
around 16:30
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.

First Term Entrance Examination (MC) 

Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
dates
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection
 
Special selection
- for working students;
- for returnee students;
- for international students
Application documents screening and interview
About 100 students
June 24 (Mon) -
July 5 (Fri)
 
Pre-connection test 7/20 (Sat)
August 1 (Thu) - 
August 3 (Sat)
August 9 (Fri)
around 17:00
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 - The number of applicants includes applicants for the self-recommendation entrance examination.
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by May 30 (Thu).
 - Those who have questions about application qualifications should contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences as soon as possible.

Second Term Entrance Examination (MC) 

Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
dates
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection
 
Special selection
- for working students;
- for returnee students;
- for international students
Application documents screening and interview Few students for each field
October 7 (Mon) -
October 17 (Thu)
 
Pre-connection test 10/26 (Sat)
November 4 (Mon, national holiday) -
November 5 (Tue)
November 14 (Thu)
around 9:30
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
September 28 (Sat)
Information will  be posted on the homepage as soon as possible.
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by September 12 (Thu).
 - Those who have questions about application qualifications should contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences as soon as possible.
 

Doctoral Degree Program (3-year course) Scheduled to be announced in mid-December

New enrollment from other University/Graduate School   
Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
date
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection Application documents screening and interview About 30 students
January 6 (Mon) - 
January 17 (Fri), 2025
 
Pre-connection test 2/1 (Sat)
February 18 (Tue), 2025
March 6 (Thu), 2025
around 9:30
 
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
none
Special selection for working students
Special selection for international students
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by December 20 (Fri). Even if the deadline has passed, we will accept your email.
 - Those who have questions about application qualifications should contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences as soon as possible.  

October 2024 Admission

Master’s Degree Program (2-year course) (MC)

Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
dates
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection
 
Special selection
- for working students;
- for returnee students;
- for international students
Application documents screening and interview 
Few students for each field
June 24 (Mon) - 
July 5 (Fri)
 
Pre-connection test 7/20 (Sat)
August 1 (Thu) - 
August 3 (Sat)
August 9 (Fri)
around 17:00

Doctoral Degree Program (3-year course) (DC)

New enrollment from other University/Graduate School   
Type of
selection
Selection
process
Number of
applicants
Application
period
Examination
date
Announcement
of results
Explanation
session
General selection
 
Special selection
- for working students;
- for international students
Application documents screening and interview  Few students for each field
May 20 (Mon) - 
May 30 (Thu)
 
Pre-connection test 6/15 (Sat)
June 22 (Sat)
July 3 (Wed)
around 16:30
May 11 (Sat)
May 18 (Sat)
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by April 24  (Wed).
 - Those who have questions about application qualifications should contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences as soon as possible.   
 
* Interview: Presentation and question-and-answer session to test specialized knowledge, etc.