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Master’s Program

JAIST looks for students who possess a strong will and a clear sense of purpose in pursuing study and research in the fields of advanced science and technology based on Knowledge Science, Information Science and Materials Science, who are capable of expressing their own ideas logically, and who have an attitude to make efforts to produce mutual understanding through discussions. JAIST, as a university of postgraduate education without an undergraduate program, accepts applicants widely from bachelor’s degree holders, international students and working professionals irrespective of their undergraduate major and background. Applicants are expected to have solid understanding of what they have studied in their undergraduate major field and to be prepared for study and research at JAIST.

In the light of the image of students stated above, JAIST screens applicants by evaluating their basic knowledge, ability, and aspiration necessary for carrying out study and research at JAIST based on a short essay on their research topic after admission, an interview (including an oral presentation and an oral examination questioning about basic knowledge and their undergraduate major field), and a transcript of their undergraduate level school.

In the evaluation, JAIST emphasizes the result of the interview and uses submitted documents as reference. As for the Admission on Recommendation, applicants are exempted from the interview and screened based on submitted documents including the short essay and the recommendations.

Doctoral Program

JAIST looks for students who possess a strong will and a clear sense of purpose in pursuing research through social contribution in the fields of advanced science and technology based on Knowledge Science, Information Science and Materials Science, who are capable of expressing their own ideas logically, and who have an attitude to make efforts to produce mutual understanding through discussions. JAIST, as a university of postgraduate education without an undergraduate program, accepts applicants widely from graduate degree holders, international students and working professionals irrespective of undergraduate and graduate majors and background. Applicants are expected to have acquired specialized knowledge and ability in Knowledge Science, Information Science, Materials Science and other relevant fields and to possess a research achievement equivalent to the one for a master’s degree.

In the light of the image of students stated above, JAIST screens applicants by evaluating their research achievements so far and their specialized knowledge, ability, and aspiration necessary for carrying out study and research at JAIST based on the submitted documents regarding their research outline before admission and their research proposal after the admission and an interview (including an oral presentation and an oral examination).

In the evaluation, JAIST emphasizes the result of the interview and uses submitted documents as reference. As for the Admission on Recommendation, applicants are exempted from the interview and screened based on submitted documents including the research outline and the research proposal.

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