Entrance Examination

 What's New

  • * The Graduate School of Information Sciences offers a two-year Master's program and a three-year Doctoral program.
  • * All applications are welcome. Special procedures are available for mature applicants and overseas applicants.
  • * Examinations are given twice a year around September (Fall Examination) and March (Spring Examination).
  • * Applicants must have consulted with their potential supervisors concerning their proposed research projects.

Basic Outline

The Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS) consists of the following four departments.

  • Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of System Information Sciences
  • Department of Human-Social Information Sciences
  • Department of Applied Information Sciences
  • * Entrance examinations are given twice a year (Fall & Spring).
  • * Candidates for the Master's program should have already graduated from a university or should expect to do so before the start of the Master's course. Candidates whose qualifications are adjudged to be of an equivalent standard of achievement will also be accepted. In appropriate circumstances, candidates who have completed three years of a course with a university faculty are also accepted.
  • * Candidates for the Doctoral program should have a Master's certificate or expect to have one upon commencing their Doctoral study. Candidates whose qualifications are adjudged to be of an equivalent standard of achievement will also be accepted.
  • * Mature students (students who have/had been employed for two or more years as researchers, teachers or technicians in the public or private sector) of an acceptable standard may be treated as such on receipt of a recommendation from their employer.
  • * Students may be evaluated according to their current speciality even when they intend to change their academic emphasis after entering our graduate school.
  • * A Master's degree or Doctorate will usually be awarded from the faculty of Information Sciences. In appropriate cases, the qualification will be termed Master of Interdisciplinary Science or Doctor of Philosophy instead.
  • * The applicant is advised to select a supervising faculty member who is appropriately qualified to assist in study. The applicant should contact that supervisor prior to any application and confirm the field of research.

Admission Guidelines

Spring Examination

Fall Examination

* 2019 Two-Year Master's Program Admission Guidelines

* 2019 Three-Year Doctoral Program Admission Guidelines

(mail to: is-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp)

How to request the application forms

(*)If you are applying from overseas, you should request the application forms to your prospective laboratory to send you by international mail

 

There are 7 different types of application forms at GSIS as follows:

 

The first half-year entrance examination

- Applicants for 2 year’s Master’s course April admission next year
- Applicants for 2 year’s Master’s course October admission current year
- Applicants for 3 year’s Doctor’s course April admission next year
- Applicants for 3 year’s Doctor’s course October admission current year
(Scheduled to be released in early June)

 

The second half-year entrance examination

- Applicants for 2 year’s Master’s course April admission next year
- Applicants for 3 year’s Doctor’s course April admission next year
(Scheduled to be released in early November)

 

The special selection for enrollment by recommendation

- Applicants for 2 year’s Master’s course April admission next year
(for both the first half-year and the second half-year entrance examination)
(Scheduled to be released late April)

 

Request the application forms via mail or receive it at the counter of Educational Affairs Section in Graduate School of Information Sciences.

 

In case you are requesting the forms via mail, describe the type of application you need in red ink, and attach a stamped, self‐addressed envelope.

 

(*)Please be advised that you can only request the forms via mail if you are living in Japan

 

The envelope should be prepared as follows:
- Use the envelope sized ”角形2号” (approx. 34cm×approx. 24cm)
- Describe the return address includes the postal code, and your name
- Put stamps of 250 JPY

 

If you need the pamphlet of GSIS in the retuning envelope, request it clearly and put 380 JPY stamps on the returning envelope instead of 250 JPY stamps.

 

The sending address is as follows.

Contact

  • Educational Affairs Section (Kyomu-gakari)

  • Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University (GSIS)
    6-3-09 Aoba, Aza Aramaki Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 Japan
    mail to: is-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp