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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 Doctoral program. 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 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(For October,2022 Admission).pdf

Student Recruitment Guide(For April,2023 Admission).pdf

Letter of Acceptance(AGP).docx

Information on supervisors(Doctoral Program).pdf 


Entrance Examination Schedule
 Doctoral (Ph. D.) program

General / Continuing education / Advanced Global Program/ Joint Degree

2022 Autumn admission

  Application period Date of examination Date of notification of examination results


June 9 - 10, 2022

July 2, 2022

July 12, 2022

2023 Spring and Autumn admission 

    Application period Date of examination  Date of notification of examination results

 The first

July 14 - 15, 2022 August 24, 2022 September 6, 2022

The second recruitment

November 10-11, 2022

December 27, 2022

January 12, 2023