GRADUATE Program

Overview of admissions

Department of Informatics, SOKENDAI offers several enrollment options for international students who are seeking to obtain a Ph. D. degree.

General Admission

General Admission is for both 5-year and 3-year Ph.D. programs. SOKENDAI Department of Informatics has admission in April and October and conducts entrance exam as follows. The examinations for those entering in April: In summer (late-August or early-September) or in winter (late January or early-February). The examinations for those entering in October: In winter (late January or early-February) or in summer (late-August or early-September)

General Admission

Special Admission for Applicants Residing Abroad

"Special Admission for Applicants Residing Abroad" is for both 5-year and 3-year Ph.D. programs for applicants residing abroad. The interview is administered via internet, thus applicants need not to come to Japan for the application and the exam.

Special Admission for Applicants Residing Abroad

Admission with Japanese government scholarship (MEXT scholarship)

If you are eligible and wish to apply to Japanese government scholarship (MEXT scholarship), Please see below.

MEXT scholarship Priority Graduate Program (MEXT PGP)

This is for both 5-year and 3-year Ph.D. programs. The program is inviting applications for Japanese Government Scholarships to provide outstanding international students with an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees through our academic program.

MEXT scholarship Priority Graduate Program (MEXT PGP)

Embassy recommendation process for MEXT scholarship

This is for both 5-year and 3-year Ph.D. programs. Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details. The students who passed the initial screen first enroll in a non-degree program of SOKENDAI Department of Informatics, and then apply to our graduate program through the General Admissions System.

Embassy recommendation process for MEXT scholarship

SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)School of Multidisciplinary Sciences,Department of Informatics

国立大学法人 総合研究大学院大学 大学共同利用機関法人 情報・システム研究機構 国立情報学研究所 / National Institute of Informatics