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General Student Selection

Entrance examination information for general student selection, including application qualifications, selection methods, and requests for student application guidelines.

Number of Admissions

Course NameNumber of Admissions (Including Working Student Special Selection)
Department of Bioscience and Textile Technology 15
Department of Mathematics and System Development 12
Department of Materials Science and Engineering 7
Department of Mountain and Environmental Science 8
Department of Bioscience and Food Production Science 7
Total 49

Eligibility

Applications for general student selection are open to people with any of the following qualifications.

  1. Persons who hold or expect to have obtained a master’s degree or a professional degree by a previous month of the admission.
  2. Persons who hold or expect to have obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree outside of Japan by a previous month of the admission.
  3. Persons who have taken or are taking a subject of a correspondence course offered by a non-Japanese school when being in Japan and who hold or expect to have obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a professional degree by a previous month of the admission.
  4. Persons who have completed a course of an educational institution when being in Japan and who hold or expect to have obtained a degree equivalent to a Master’s or professional degree by a previous month of the admission; provided that such educational institution shall be accredited by an educational system of a non-Japanese country and be designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an institution offering a graduate school course of such country.
  5. Persons who have completed a course of United Nations University and who hold or expect to have obtained a degree equivalent to a master’s degree by a previous month of the admission.
  6. Persons who have taken or are taking a course of a non-Japanese school, an educational institution specified by 4., or United Nations University and who passed or expect to pass an examination prescribed by article 16-(2) of Standards for Establishment of Graduate Schools (Ordinance No.28 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, June 20 in 1974) or an equivalent by a previous month of the admission.
  7. Persons who are designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (as stipulated in 1989 Ministry Bulletin Vol. 118).

    NOTE: Applicants under Eligibility 7. must meet either one of the following conditions.
    A. Persons who have graduated from a university, have engaged in research for at least two years[*1]at a university, research laboratory or other institutions, and are approved that their academic capabilities are equal to or greater than a person holding a master’s degree based on results of research[*2]by Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology Shinshu University.
    B. Persons who have engaged in research for at least two years[*1]at a university, research laboratory or other institutions after having completed 16-year-school education outside of Japan or having completed it by taking subjects of correspondence courses offered by a non-Japanese school when being in Japan, and are approved that their academic capabilities are equal to or greater than a person holding a master’s degree or professional degree based on results of research[*2]by Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University.
    *1 “At least two years” must be fulfilled as at the application filing deadline of Application Qualification Screening.
    *2 “Results of research” includes a publication of books, academic treatises, academic lectures, academic reports, patents, etc.
  8. Persons who are approved that their academic capabilities are equal to or greater than a person holding a master’s degree or professional degree by Admission Qualification Screening of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology Shinshu University and who will be 24 years old by a previous month of the admission.

    NOTE: “persons who are approved that their academic capabilities are equal to or greater than a person holding a master’s degree or professional degree by Admission Qualification Screening of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology Shinshu University” must meet the following conditions A. and B.
    A. Persons who are graduates of a university, junior college, technical college, vocational college or other schools or have completed training at an equivalent educational institution and who have working experience at a university, laboratory or other institutions or in a field related to science and technology.
    B. Persons who have a research achievement that are approved that the value is equal to or greater than a master’s thesis in the form of a publication of books, academic treatises, academic lectures, academic reports, patents, etc.

Entrance Examinations for October Admissions Selection (Announced in Student Application Guidelines)

We are planning to structure the doctoral course of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Sciene and Technology to the new graduate school of doctoral course that will begin from in fiscal 2018

Admission Term October 2017
(Second Application Period)
Schedule Application
Guidelines
Release
Early June
2017
Application
Guidelines
Download
Guidelines
(PDF)
Period for Application
Acceptance
Middle of July
2017
Admission
Examination
Late August
2017
Admission
Procedures
Early September
2017

Selection Methods

Selection of successful applicants is based on a combination of an academic test (oral examination) and documentation of past achievements. In some cases, the selection is conducted during two applications periods each year (April and October admissions).

TypeTest Details
Oral Examination Test subjects are those related to research fields of the desired courses.
Tests include questions relating to foreign language skills, master’s theses, research plans, and specialized academic abilities in subjects related to the relevant research fields. Tests for international students include questions in Japanese, except applicants for International Fiber Engineering Course.
(Applicants who do not have Japanese nationality and reside overseas can select online video interview.)

Application Documents / Submission Methods

Application Documents

Read the Application Guidelines carefully and prepare all application documents you must submit. Use the prescribed forms that downloaded from Application Document page.

Submission Methods

Within the relevant application period, submit all application documents by hand or by mail.
When submitting by mail, use registered express mail and clearly write <Contain Admission Documents for Doctoral Program> in red on the front side of the outer envelope.

Inquiries

All inquiries about student application guideline,entrance examinations or admissions.

Admission Office, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University
3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, 390-8621 Japan

Tel. +81-263-37-2863 (09:00 - 17:00 weekdays)
Fax. +81-263-36-3044


Admission office at each campus
Graduate School, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
(Matsumoto Campus)
Tel. +81-263-37-2439

Graduate School, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University
(Nagano Engineering Campus)
Tel. +81-26-269-5050

Graduate School, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University
(Ina Campus)
Tel. +81-265-77-1308

Graduate School, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University
(Ueda Campus)
Tel. +81-268-21-5304


Note: If you are phoning from within Japan, please substitute a "0" [zero] for the "+81" in the phone numbers given here.