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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Physics and Astronomy Program

Educational Goal

We offer education/research in world-class materials science and space science. Our goal is to nurture adult students who will make the best use of the problem-solving skills developed through the education/research at the graduate school and who will use their expertise in playing a creative and leading role in society.

Diploma Policy of the Physics and Astronomy Program

Refer to the Diploma Policy of the Department of Science.

Curriculum Policy of the Physics and Astronomy Program

Refer to the Curriculum Policy of the Department of Science.

Admission Policy of the Physics and Astronomy Program

1. Desired qualities

Applicants who are ready to commit themselves to our Diploma Policy and who have the motivation and basic academic ability necessary to acquire advanced professional skills through the education and research activities we offer.

2. Capabilities desired in students

Applicants are required to have acquired the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, and expertise and skills in physics or astronomy. Also, they must have the foreign language ability (mainly English) necessary to exchange information appropriately with overseas researchers. However, when application for the Special Admissions in Other Fields is made, the student must have the basic knowledge in physics or astronomy and foreign language skills, in addition to the knowledge in their specialized field.

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (oral examination) tests applicants’ knowledge/ability and aptitude/motivation through an interview including an oral examination. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Statement of Reasons for Applying.

The General Selection (written examination) appraises applicants’ ability in the specialized subject/foreign language (English), which is necessary to become the sort of human resource defined in the Educational Goals. Applicants also must take an interview. The General Selection evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in physics or astronomy, ability in foreign language (English), and aptitude/motivation. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The Special Admissions in Other Fields assesses applicants’ ability, aptitude and motivation, all of which are necessary to study physics/astronomy. This assessment is conducted through a presentation on the preferred research topic, an oral examination, the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from, the Statement of Reasons for Applying, and a TOEIC or TOEFL score.

The Special Selection for Those in Employment evaluates applicants’ knowledge/ability in physics or astronomy and aptitude/motivation both of which are necessary to become the sort of human resources defined in the Educational Goals through an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Performance (Operation) Report.

The International Students Special Admissions tests applicants’ knowledge/ability related to the specialized field of physics or astronomy, reading comprehension of a foreign language (either Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through the examination on the specialized subject, on the foreign language (either Japanese or English) and an interview. These abilities are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.