|Entry requirements and evaluation criteria|
The basic requirements for entry to the five-year Master/Ph.D. course are as follows:
Note: Applicants who have not completed a bachelor's course (7-10) may be asked by Sokendai to undergo additional screening to determine their academic level.
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
You must present research plan in SOKENDAI.
Basically, our assessment covers the following five questions:
-Do you have strong motivation for research activity?
-Do you have a critical mind for the research theme?
-Do you have basic academic skills?
-Do you have sufficient communication capability?
1. Application deadline: Documents must reach NII by the following dates:
For October 2013 entry course / April 2014 entry course (First application
For April 2014 entry course (Second application period) Dead line:
2. Notes for applicants
Please note that we are open to all people who satisfy our entry requirements. For applicants who are not able to apply in Japanese, please contact the NII faculty member in charge of the research field you are interested in, and ask in advance if he/she is able to be your research advisor.
Please refer to the following web page:
Research topics of NII faculty members:
Consultation prior to making a formal application is recommended.
3. Application for th National Institute of Informatics (NII) Scholarship
Privately financed students may also apply for the National Institute of Informatics (NII) Scholarship. For further details, please visit our web page Fees & Scholarships.
The interview will be taken about for 40 minutes including the 10 minutes presentation. You will be interviewed for several questions on your basic knowledge, your submitted documents, and your communication ability.
On the presentation, present the planning of the research after you pass the entrance examination. Also, present the research you have been involved, your purpose of research at NII, or describe the academic papers and speeches the most you have been impressed latest. For the interview you should bring either OHP slides or a laptop that can display presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint) on a beam projector. We also require that you send us hard copy of all presentation material to arrive at least four days prior to the interview. Please send the material by registered mail and mark it as "Presentation Material".
- Interview date
- Interview location
NII is within 5 minutes walking distance from the "Jinbocho" subway station, exit No. A8 and "Takebashi" subway station, exit NO. 1b.
Presentation materials should be submitted to the above NII address no later than the date below;
You will be notified of the results as follows:
Application for enrollment in October 2013: Late September 2013