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Admission

Examination Schedule and Application Guidelines

April 2024 / October 2023 Admission

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.
Please prepare your English score and each certificate, etc. by referring to the Student Application Guideline before the application period.

The Application Confirmation Form is available one week prior to the application deadline for each entrance exam.

TAO Application and Application Confirmation Form URL

The application guidelines for the April DC Admission have been uploaded. (November 7)

English scores are required for all Master's course applicants. Prospective applicants should take an English test as soon as possible.  Scores that can be submitted include the TOEFL iBT®︎test, the TOEIC®L&R Test, the IELTS, and the Duolingo English Test. 
For the Doctoral program, English scores are not required, but we recommend that applicants take the TOEFL iBT®︎, TOEIC® L&R, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test in advance and submit test score at the time of application. Applicants who wish to submit English score should take the English test in advance.

Along with other application materials, applicants will be asked to submit a copy of an email or other document confirming that they have permission from the faculty member to take the exam. 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 Kass Jamie Michael (Laboratory of Macroecology) has joined the Department of Ecological Developmental Adaptibility Life Sciences as of April 1, 2023. This laboratory will also accept students.

Professor Wei Fan Yan, Laboratory of RNA Physiology, 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 IDAC).


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

April 2024 Admission 

Self-recommendation Entrance Examination (MC) (finished)

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 29 (Mon)〜
June 9 (Fri)
 
Pre-connection test 6/24 (Sat.)
July 1 (Sat),
2 (Sun)
July 12 (Wed)
around 16:30
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
April 22 (Sat)
May 7 (Sun)
 

First Term Entrance Examination (MC) (finished)

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
 
Interview
 
Basic academic skills examination
About 100 students
June 19 (Mon) -
July 14 (Fri)
 
Pre-connection test 7/29 (Sat.)
August 1 (Tue) - 
August 3 (Thu)
August 11 (Fri, national holiday)
around 9:30
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
May 7 (Sat)
May 14(Sat)
 - 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 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.

Second Term Entrance Examination (MC) (finished)

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 10(Tue) -
October 20(Fri)
 
Pre-connection test 10/28 (Sat.)
November 6 (Mon) -
November 7 (Tue)
November 16 (Thu)
around 9:30
*Announcement may be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
September 23
(Friday, national holiday)
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by September 1 (Fri).
 - Those who have questions about application qualifications should contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences as soon as possible.
 - Information about the entrance exam explanation session will be posted as soon as possible.
 

Doctoral Degree Program (3-year course) 

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 4 (Thu) - 
January 12 (Fri), 2024
 
Pre-connection test 1/27 (Sat.)
February 13 (Tue), 2024
March 7 (Thu), 2024
around 9:30
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 November 16 (Thu). 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 2023 Admission

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

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
 
Interview
 
Basic academic skills examination
Few students for each field June 20 (Mon) - 
July 15 (Fri)
August 2 (Tue) - 
August 4 (Thu)
August 13 (Sat)
around 9:30
April 22 (Sat)
May 7 (Sun)

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

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 29 (Mon) - 
June 9 (Fri)
July 3 (Mon)
July 12 (Wed)
around 16:30
None
 - Those who fall under the application qualifications (6), please contact the Academic Affairs Section of the Graduate School of Life Sciences by May 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.