Entrance Examination

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*Important* Entrance Examinations for Applicants.

Spring Term 2018 Examination schedule for each group (tentative)

Examination schedule changes depending on the groups from the 2018 academic year.
For further details, please refer to the admission guidelines which will be available around November 2017.


Spring Term 2018 Examination schedule (tentative)
Schedule I  
Examination dates 3-4 February 2018
Group Mathematics (group 1)
Languages and Media (group 5)
Psychology and Philosophy (group 6)
Social Sciences (group 7)
Schedule II  
Examination dates 28 February - 2 March 2018
Group Information and Bio systems (group 2)
Machine and Intelligence (group 3)
Civil Engineering (group 4)


TOEFL®Test /TOEIC® TEST score sheet will be used as the written examinations (English) for Languages and Media (Group 5) and Psychology and Philosophy (Group 6) from the 2017 entrance examination.

Guide to written examinations (English) submission of TOEFL®Test /TOEIC®Test score sheet as a part of the entrance examination to GSIS
  • * 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.

Recently updated details can be found at the following web site:

Spring Examination

Fall Examination

* 2018 Two-Year Master's Program Admission Guidelines

* 2018 Three-Year Doctoral Program Admission Guidelines

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

Alternatively, you can contact us directly at the address below:

  • Educational Affairs Section (Kyomu-gakari)

  • Graduate School of Information Sciences,Tohoku University
    6-3-09 Aramaki-Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku
    Sendai 980-8579