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Graduate Student

Graduate Student

Graduate Admissions

In order to enter Degree programs, students have to take and pass the entrance examinations and an interview conducted by Hirosaki University. Following are the general information on eligibility, selection method, and admission information for Graduate School.


Applicants must be foreign nationals who do not hold Japanese nationality and have successfully completed 16 years(for Master’s)or 18 years(for Doctor’s)of school education or the equivalent. Those who are expected to graduate by the end of March (for April admission)/ September (for October admission) of the year they are entering are also eligible. Recognition by the graduate school that the applicant possesses the equivalent of a university undergraduate degree.

○Selection Method

Students are selected by academic records and the result of the paper based and oral examinations conducted by each Graduate School. The types of examinations vary according to each Graduate School. Please refer to the website of Admissions Department or the website of Graduate school of Medicine, Graduate school of Health Sciences for respective information

○How to apply

Ⅰ. Find your prospective supervisor
Graduate Schools either do or do not require students to find the academic supervisor prior to applying for Graduate School, but it is always better to decide the faculty member by whom you wish to be supervised, considering your own research topic. Check the information about the faculty members at Master’s Programs and Doctoral Programs and contact the faculty member directly.

List of Academic Research staff

Ⅱ. Obtain Application Information and Application Forms
Application information is available on the website of Admissions Department. However in order to apply, applicants have to obtain the original application forms. The admissions Department, Graduate school of Medicine and Graduate school of Health Sciences distributes the application forms at certain period usually once a year or twice a year.

Ⅲ. Apply
Send to the Admissions Department or the Student Affairs Section of graduate school of Medicine, Graduate school of Health Sciences the necessary application materials by post. Must reach by the deadline, late arrival would not be considered for admission.

Note: Students who have different educational background than that shown on the “Eligibility section” need to be pre-assessed before application. Please inquire the Admissions Department or Student Affairs Section of respective Graduate School for detailed information.

Ⅳ. Taken the Examination
Each graduate School has its own examination schedule. These examinations are conducted at Hirosaki University. Applicants should make arrangement to come to Hirosaki at this time.

Note: Some of programs accepts students through Document Screening only and does not require examinations.

Admission Office, Admission Information (Written in Japanese)

List of Academic Research staff

Student's voice(動画集)