Schedule and Application Guidelines

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Unforeseeable circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes in the admission schedule and guidelines. Please note that in case any changes are made, the Graduate School website will be updated with the latest information.

Exam Schedule for 2021 Fall Enrollment (October, 2021)表示切替

Schedule

Fall Enrollment
General Selection・Special Selection for Professionals・
Special Selection for International Students
Application period July 5 (Mon.) 2021 – July 15 (Thurs.) 2021
Admission examination July 31 (Sat.) 2021
Announcement of examination results August 5 (Thurs.) 2021
Enrollment Period October, 2021

Number of students to be admitted

International Studies and Regional Development
Examination types and admission quota
General Selection A few
Special Selection for Professionals
Special Selection for International Students

To request a set of application documents, please contact the Admissions Office.

Exam Schedule for 2022 Enrollment

Schedule

Summer
Recommendation・General Selection・Special Selection for Professionals・
Special Selection for International Students
Application period July 5 (Mon.) 2021 – July 15 (Thurs.) 2021
Admission examination July 31 (Sat.) 2021
Announcement of examination results August 5 (Thurs.) 2021
Enrollment Period April, 2022
Fall
General Selection・Special Selection for Professionals・
Special Selection for International Students
Application period November 8 (Mon.) 2021 – November 18 (Thurs.) 2021
Admission examination December 4 (Sat.) 2021
Announcement of examination results December 9 (Thurs.) 2021
Enrollment Period Choose from
  • April, 2022
  • October, 2022
Spring
General Selection・Special Selection for Professionals・
Special Selection for International Students
Application period January 4 (Tue.) 2022 – January 13 (Thurs.) 2022
Admission examination January 30 (Sun.) 2022
Announcement of examination results February 3 (Thurs.) 2022
Enrollment Period Choose from
  • April, 2022
  • October, 2022

※The Graduate School may hold an additional round of application on March 5 (Sat.) ,2022.

Number of students to be admitted

International Studies and Regional Development
Examination types and admission quota
Recommendation 10
General Selection
Special Selection for Professionals
Special Selection for International Students

Application Eligibility

See the Application Guidbook files below for details of application.

To request a set of application documents, please contact the Admissions Office.

<Reference>
Admission and Public Relations
TEL. 025-270-1311(Mon.-Fri. 8:30~17:15)/ FAX. 025-364-3610
E-mail. gs-unpunii.ac.jp

Types of Exam

The Graduate School offers three types of entrance exam. For more details on important issues pertinent to the application, please refer to the application guidebook.

Recommendation

Applicants are examined on the basis of English and an interview.

General Selection

Applicants are examined on the basis of their specialized subject, English proficiency, and an interview.

Special Selection for Professionals

International students are examined on the basis of specialized subject (short essay),English proficiency and an interview. If you are eligible for this category, you are requested to compose and submit a short essay along with your applications. Although an essay can be written either Japanese or English, it must not exceed 5000 letters in Japanese or 2500 words in English.
Essay information will be posted the homepage.

Special Selection for International Students

International students are examined on the basis of specialized subject (short essay), English proficiency and an interview. If you are eligible for this category, you are requested to compose and submit a short essay along with your applications. You can select one of the two essay questions that are shown in advance. Although an essay can be written either Japanese or English, it must not exceed 5000 letters in Japanese or 2500 words in English.
Essay information will be posted the homepage.

Purpose and Summary of Entrance Exam

Entrance exams are conducted to evaluate the degree to which the research capability and interests of applicants are well suited to our program and course requirements. They may include exams on specialized subject, English proficiency, and interview.

Specialized Subject (For those candidates who are currently living in Japan)

This exam is conducted to evaluate applicants’ knowledge and analytical capability for sub-topics of International Studies and Regional Development (International Society). We emphasize the capability to logically discuss the issues on international relations and political economy of east Asian countries by employing theoretical frameworks of analysis.

English Proficiency

【Score record of TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS(Academic)】

English proficiency will be evaluated on score records of TOEIC or TOEFL (iBT or PBT) or IELTS(Academic) that applicants submit at the time of application.

Interview

An interview is conducted on the basis of the research proposal. The purpose here is to evaluate whether applicants have a clear research goal and sufficient knowledge of topics of interest and whether their research would be academically important and feasible within the period of attendance at the program.