Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences

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Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Master’s Programs (August)

6. Selection Process

Selection Process
Applicants are selected through a comprehensive assessment of their submitted documents and results of the examination.
Examination Schedule and Subjects
Refer to the schedule below.
Biological Sciences
Date Thursday, August 24
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 13:00 – 17:00
Master’s Program in Biological Sciences
Individual Interview

Presentation on the graduation research (or other previous research) and research plans after enrollment (15 minutes). Interview (15 minutes). Interview in English is available.
Materials and computers may not be brought into the interview. An LCD projector will be available for use. See (Note) 1.

* Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application. (Refer to http://www.mbs.life.tsukuba.ac.jp/e/index.html.)

(Note)
  1. 1. If you wish to use the LCD projector, bring your material data saved as PDF files to a USB memory stick on the day of the oral examination. Copy the files to the computer at the examination site and check its operation within the designated time below.
    Time for computer operation: 12:15 – 12:45 (strictly observed)
  2. 2. For information on the examination contact:
    Office of Master’s Program in Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    Phone +81-29-853-6600 (Office hours: 9:00 – 12:15, 13:15 – 16:30)
    E-mail seibutsu-senkou-jimu#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)
Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology
Date Thursday, August 24
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00 – 15:00
Master’s Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology About 20 minutes for each applicant,
conducted individually
Approximately 10 minutes of presentation on your previous research or experience, motivation for applying, and research plans after enrollment, followed by about 10 minutes of interview.
You may conduct the interview in English.
(Note)
  1. Contact the advisor of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. Refer to the website http://www.agbist-tsukuba.jp/?lang=english for the phone number and e-mail address of the faculty member of your desired research area.
  3. Presentation will be performed on the notebook PC brought in by the applicants. The VGA Adapter for the projector is 15 Pin Mini D Sub Connector. If your notebook PC does not support this type of adapter, bring your own adapter to the examination site. Applicants must perform preview beforehand accordingly to the instruction by staffs [Time for preview: 9:20~9:40 (time is strictly observed)].
    In preparation for trouble, applicants must bring their presentation documents saved as PDF files to a virus-free USB memory stick.
  4. For information on the examination contact:
    Yuichi YAMAOKA, Chair of the Master’s Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology
    (Phone +81-29-853-6708, FAX +81-29-853-4577, E-mail yamaoka.yuichi.gp#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)
Environmental Sciences
Date Wednesday, August 23
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 9:15 – 13:00
Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences
Individual Interview

10 minutes of presentation, referring to the Research Plan and Activity/ Research Achievement Record, on jobs, civil activities, and other experiences gained after graduation, thoughts on the environment through the experience, motivation for applying for the program, and research plans after enrollment. Use of laptops is allowed. (In principle, applicants are required to bring in and operate their own laptops. An LCD projector is available for use on site. Contact the admission office of the Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences for details.) The presentation is followed by a comprehensive interview (15 minutes).

(Note)
  1. 1. Before sending an application form, every applicant MUST contact a prospective advisor and discuss about a research proposal.
  2. 2. Refer to the Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences website (http://www2.envr.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/) for the phone number and e-mail address of the faculty member of your desired research area.
  3. 3. Precautions regarding the examination will be released on the website of Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences (http://www2.envr.tsukuba.ac.jp/eng/) around one week before the examination day, so please make sure to check the notes.
  4. 4.For information on the examination contact:
    Admission office of the Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences
    (E-mail admission#@#envr.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)