Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences

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Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for
Doctoral 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.
Earth Evolution Sciences  
Date Wednesday, August 23
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00 – 17:00
Doctoral Program in Earth Evolution Sciences

Individual Interview

Presentation on the master’s thesis (or other previous research) and research plan after enrollment (15 minutes) using an LCD projector, followed by an interview (15 minutes). The interview can be conducted in English.

(Note)
  1. 1.Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. 2.Refer to the Doctoral Program in Earth Evolution Sciences website (http://www.geol.tsukuba.ac.jp/index-e.html) for details.
  3. 3.For information on the examination contact:
    Toshiaki TSUNOGAE, Chair of the Doctoral Program in Earth Evolution Sciences
    (Phone +81-29-853-5239, E-mail tsunogae#@#geol.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)
Biological Sciences  
Date Thursday, August 24
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 13:00 – 17:00
Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences

Individual Interview

Presentation on the applicant’s master’s thesis (or other previous research) and research plans after enrollment (15 minutes), followed by an interview (15 minutes). The interview can be conducted in English. No materials or computer can be brought in. An LCD projector will be available for use on site. 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 examination. Copy the files to the computer in 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 Doctoral 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 “@.”)
Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development  
Biosphere Resource Science and Technology  
Life Sciences and Bioengineering  
Date Wednesday, August 23
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 10:00 – 15:00
Doctoral Program in Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development Conducted individually, approximately 20 minutes for each applicant.

Approximately 10 minutes of presentation using presentation software on the previous research, experience, motivation for the application, and research plans after enrollment, followed by about 10 minutes of interview.
You may conduct the interview in English.

Doctoral Program in Biosphere Resource Science and Technology
Doctoral Program in Life Sciences and Bioengineering
(Note)
  1. 1.Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. 2.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.
  3. 3.For information on the examination contact (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”):
    • Shusuke MATSUSHITA, Chair of the Doctoral Program in Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development
      (Phone +81-29-853-4611, E-mail matsushita.shusuk.gb#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    • Ryo OHSAWA, Chair of the Doctoral Program in Biosphere Resource Science and Technology
      (Phone +81-29-853-6674, E-mail osawa.ryo.gt#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp)
    • Toshiyuki TANAKA , Chair of the Doctoral Program in Life Sciences and Bioengineering
      (Phone +81-29-853-6706, E-mail ttanaka#@#tara.tsukuba.ac.jp)
Bioindustrial Sciences  
Date Wednesday, August 23
Subject Oral Examination (200 points)
Program Time 10:00 – 17:00
Doctoral Program in Bioindustrial Sciences Language and interview on details and plans of research
* Language: Evaluation of communication skills in English or Japanese
Details and plans of research: 15 minutes of presentation on the applicant’s master’s thesis, work and research experience, and research plans after enrollment (using PowerPoint), followed by 15 minutes of interview
(Note)
  1. 1.For information on the examination contact:
    Kosumi YAMADA, Doctoral Program in Bioindustrial Sciences
    (Phone +81-29-853-4623, E-mail yamada.kosumi.gn#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)
  2. 2.Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  3. 3.Refer to the website (http://nc.bsys.tsukuba.ac.jp/member/) for the phone number and e-mail address of the faculty member of your desired research area.
Sustainable Environmental Studies  
Date Wednesday, August 23
Subject Oral Examination (100 points)
Program Time 9:15 – 13:00
Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies

Individual Interview

10 minutes of presentation, referring to the applicant’s master’s thesis, Research Plan, and Activity/ Research Achievement Record, on the jobs, civil activities, and other experience gained after graduation, thoughts on the environment through the research and 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 Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies for details.) The presentation is followed by a comprehensive interview (15 minutes).

(Note)
  1. 1.Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
  2. 2.Refer to the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies website 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 Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies (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 Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies (admission#@#envr.tsukuba.ac.jp) (*Replace “#@#” with “@.”)