Schedule and Application Guidelines

Exam Schedule for 2017 Fall Enrollment (October, 2017)

Schedule
Category Application period Admission examination Announcement of examination results Enrollment Period
Fall Enrollment July 3 (Mon.), 2017 – July 13 (Thurs.), 2017 July 29 (Sat.), 2017 August 3 (Thurs.), 2017 Fall, 2017
Number of students to be admitted
Field Admission quota and examination types
International Studies and
Regional Development
Limited number General Selection
Special Selection for Professionals
Special Selection for International Students

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

Exam Schedule for 2018 Enrollment

Schedule
Category Application period Admission examination Announcement of examination results Enrollment Period
Summer July 3 (Mon.), 2017 – July 13 (Thurs.), 2017 July 29 (Sat.), 2017 August 3 (Thurs.), 2017 April, 2018
Fall September 25 (Mon.), 2017 –October 5 (Thurs.), 2017 October 21 (Sat.), 2017 October 26 (Thurs.), 2017 Choose from
  • April, 2018
  • October, 2018
Spring January 15 (Mon.), 2018 – January 25 (Thurs.), 2018 February 10 (Sat.), 2018 February 15 (Thurs.), 2018 Choose from
  • April, 2018
  • October, 2018

※The Graduate School may hold an additional round of application on March 3 (Sat.) ,2018.

Number of students to be admitted
Field Admission quota and examination types
International Studies and
Regional Development
10 Recommendation
General Selection
Special Selection for Professionals
Special Selection for International Students

See the Application Guidbook files below for details of application.

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

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Admission and Public Relations
TEL. 025-270-1311(Mon.-Fri. 8:30~17:15)/ FAX. 025-364-3610
E-mail. gs-unp@unii.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) and 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.

Special Selection for International Students

International students are examined on the basis of specialized subject (short essay) and 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, Regional International Relations, and Political Economy of East Asian countries). 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

【Written exam】

The purpose of This exam is to evaluate the capability to understand arguments of academic books and articles and to compose academic papers. This exam may include a question that asks to summarize paragraphs taken from academic works on International Studies and Regional Development.

【Score record of TOEIC or TOEFL】

English proficiency will be evaluated on score records of TOEIC or TOEFL (iBT or PBT) 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.
※International students who are not in Japan during the application and interview period might use Skype for the interview. If you wish to have a Skype interview, please contact the Admission Office in advance.