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Entrance Exams (Graduate Program)

It is advisable that you contact/consult the supervisor of the course of your interest before submitting the application form as you need to write a research proposal for both Master's or Doctoral programs. Please read more information on the research areas of each researcher in their respective departments and you can start contacting him/her through their emails.

The Master's Degree Program

Our Master's Course is Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology.

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Most international graduate students at our university start their study as research students, where they prepare for the Graduate Entrance Examination for six months to one year before being admitted as graduate students.

The Doctoral Degree Program

A doctoral degree is awarded to those who successfully complete three years of required course work and research, pass the final comprehensive examination, and have their thesis accepted.

Admission Requirements

If you wish to enroll as a graduate student in the doctoral program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

1. You have obtained a master's degree in Japan.

2. You have been awarded a degree equivalent or superior to a master's degree by an overseas educational institution.

3. You have a degree equivalent to a master's degree earned via correspondence education offered by an overseas educational institution in Japan.

4. You have been recognized by the graduate school as being of academic ability equivalent or superior to those who have a master's degree.

5. You were assigned by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Application Procedure and Entrance Examination

A person wishing to be admitted into the doctoral program must take an entrance examination. The entrance examination for international students is given twice every year. First intake's entrance examination will normally be conducted in end of August while the second intake's takes place in January. Please obtain the application form from the graduate school. Detailed information on the application procedure and entrance examination is given on the form. According to the procedure described in the form, the applicant should submit the necessary forms to Graduate Section, Faculty of Engineering,Gifu University. Details are offered at our Japanese website.

Student Recruitment Guide(2019.10).pdf( PDF 1.43MB)

Student Recruitment Guide(2020.4,10).pdf (PDF 1.18MB)

Student Recruitment Guide for Joint Degree (2020.4).pdf (PDF 3.94MB)

Information on supervisors(Doctoral Program).pdf ( PDF 5.0MB)

Entrance Examination Schedule in 2019

Master's program(The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology

Admission on recommendation


Application period

Date of examination

Date of notification of examination results


June 12 - 14, 2019

July 6, 2019

July 16, 2019

General / Privately financed foreign applicants

The first recruitment

July 17 - 19, 2019

August 21 - 22, 2019

September 3, 2019

The second recruitment



Doctoral (Ph. D.) program

 General / Continuing education / Privately financed foreign applicants/ Joint Degree

  Application period Date of examination Date of notification of examination results

The first recruitment

July 18 - 19, 2019

August 22, 2019

September 3, 2019

The second recruitment November 14-15, 2019 December 25, 2019 January 14, 2020

Autumn admission (application period in the middle of June)


June 13 - 14, 2019

July 6, 2019

July 16, 2019