Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences

Doctoral Programs

1. Number of Students to be Admitted

August Selection Process (General Selection Process)

Course Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Programs Biology 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Agricultural Sciences 22 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Life and Agricultural Sciences 8 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Bioindustrial Sciences 4 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Geosciences 9 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Environmental Studies 6 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
    (Note)

  • For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  • Students are enrolled in April.

August Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Course Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Programs Biology 4 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Agricultural Sciences 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Life and Agricultural Sciences 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Bioindustrial Sciences 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Geosciences A few The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Environmental Studies 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
    (Note)

  • For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  • Students are enrolled in April.
  • Applicants for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students may apply for the Special Selection of Working Individuals.

January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process)

Course Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Programs Biology* 15 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Agricultural Sciences 19 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Life and Agricultural Sciences 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Bioindustrial Sciences 4 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Geosciences* 14 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Environmental Studies 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
    (Note)

  • For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  • Students of Biology* and Geosciences* are enrolled in April or October.
  • For other programs, students are enrolled in April.

January to February Selection Process (Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Course Program Number of Students to be Admitted Remarks
Doctoral Programs Biology* 3 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Agricultural Sciences* 5 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Life and Agricultural Sciences 3 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Bioindustrial Sciences 4 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Geosciences* A few The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
Environmental Studies 2 The number includes students who apply for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students.
    (Note)

  • For more information on the Cooperative Graduate School System, click here.
  • Students of Biology*・Agricultural Sciences (Only Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)* and Geosciences* are enrolled in April or October.
  • For other programs, students are enrolled in April.
  • Applicants for the Cooperative Graduate School System and foreign students may apply for the Special Selection of Working Individuals.

2. Eligibility for Admission

General Selection Process(For April entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree by March 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree by March 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree in a foreign country by March 2023

Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:

  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 24 years old or will be 24 years old by March 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

General Selection Process(For October entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a master’s degree by September 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a specialized degree by September 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or expect to earn a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or a specialized degree in a foreign country by September 2023

Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:

  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 24 years old or will be 24 years old by September 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

Special Selection Process for Working Individuals

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements and have or expect to have at least one year of full-time or part-time working experience by March 2023 (April entry) or September 2023(October entry). (This includes employment at a company, public office, educational institution and other organizations, and homemaking.)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree
  • Individuals who have earned a specialized degree
  • Individuals who have earned a master’s degree in a foreign country
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:

  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 24 years old or will be 24 years old by March 2023(April entry)or September 2023 (October entry).
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)