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岡山大学 | Okayama University

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Okayama University boasts one of Japan's largest campuses and has 11 undergraduate faculties and graduate school programs in fields of the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, environmental sciences, life (medical) sciences, and education. As one of Japan's leading comprehensive universities, Okayama University has approximately 13,400 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as approximately 500 international students and 2,600 faculty and staff.

Humanities and Social Sciences

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Postal code 700-8530
Address 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
Department to contact Academic Affairs and Student Office, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone 086-251-7357
Fax 086-251-7350
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Socio-Cultural Basics Sciences, Comparative Socio-Cultural Sciences, Public Policy Sciences, Management Sciences in Organization
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Not available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Notes Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Refer to Okayama University's website for details on the testing schedule and qualifications for applying. http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/hss/admission/index.html)
Number of international students in 2016 59
Number of privately financed students 55
Number of exchange international students 10
Examination fee 30,000 yen
Admission fee 282,000 yen
Tuition per year 535,800 yen
Entry October, 2016
Application category Master's Course Entrance Examination for International Students
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 22, 2016
Starting date for application submission July 14, 2016
Deadline of application July 20, 2016
Date of examination August 19, 2016
Notification of examination result September 5, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Essay, Practical skill, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Master's Course Entrance Examination for International Students (August)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 22, 2016
Starting date for application submission July 14, 2016
Deadline of application July 20, 2016
Date of examination August 19, 2016
Notification of examination result September 5, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Essay, Practical skill, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Master's Course Entrance Examination held outside Japan for International Students (February)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 2, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 10, 2017
Deadline of application January 16, 2017
Date of examination February 17, 2017
Notification of examination result February 27, 2017
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Essay, Practical skill, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry October, 2017
Application category Master's Course Entrance Examination held outside Japan for International Students (Exam outside Japan)
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Program Doctoral program
Major Socio-CulturalSciences
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Not available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Completion of an undergraduate degree or completion of at least 16 years of school education in one's home country, and has done research for at least 2 years in a research institution or a university.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Notes Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Refer to Okayama University's website for details on the testing schedule. http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/hss/admission/index.html)
Number of international students in 2016 16
Number of privately financed students 5
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 30,000 yen
Admission fee 282,000 yen
Tuition per year 535,800 yen
Entry April, 2017
Application category Doctor's Course Entrance and Advancement Examination
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 2, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 4, 2017
Deadline of application January 6, 2017
Date of examination February 8, 2017
Notification of examination result February 27, 2017
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects, Interview, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry October, 2017
Application category Doctor's Course Entrance Examination held outside Japan for International Students
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry October, 2017
Application category Doctor's Course Entrance Examination for International Students (For those who completed the Okayama University - North East China Universities Platform Graduate Student Exchange Program (O-NECUS))
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry Please make an inquiry for details.
Application category Doctor's Course for Chinese Government-Sponsored Research Students
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry Please make an inquiry for details.
Application category Doctor's Course for Chinese Students to Study in Japan
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Program Research program (Graduate program)
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level) or takeExamination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) required
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Approval from an academic advisor is required. (A list of academic advisors are available.)
Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Refer to Okayama University's website for details on the testing schedule and qualifications for applying. http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/hss/prospective/kenkyusei.html)
Number of international students in 2016 13
Number of privately financed students 12
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 9,800 yen
Admission fee 84,600 yen
Tuition per year 356,400 yen
Entry October, 2016
Application category For applicants residing outside of Japan
Deadline for prior qualification screening May 11, 2016
Starting date for application submission June 6, 2016
Deadline of application June 10, 2016
Notification of examination result June, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry October, 2016
Application category For applicants residing in Japan
Deadline for prior qualification screening May 11, 2016
Starting date for application submission August 31, 2016
Deadline of application September 6, 2016
Notification of examination result September, 2016
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category For applicants residing outside of Japan
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 11, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 12, 2016
Deadline of application December 16, 2016
Notification of examination result January, 2017
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category For applicants residing in Japan
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 11, 2016
Starting date for application submission February 22, 2017
Deadline of application February 28, 2017
Notification of examination result March, 2017
Remarks Please make an inquiry for details of the examination schedule.
Examination/screening methods Documents screening

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