Admissions

Admissions

Number of students to be admitted(2017)

Master’s Course 10
Doctoral Program 3

We will select candidates who have the following abilities and an awareness of issues.
Those who are motivated to solve problems related to one’s expertise in an interdisciplinary way, and to share their achievements with society.
Those who are motivated to play a leading role in society.
Those who have a flexible mindset, fundamental communication skills and a wide range of general knowledge In the case of working people, those who are motivated to theoretically advance and organize their experience and awareness of the issues obtained in a company or a local community, through research activities at a university.

An admissions test is conducted for applicants who fulfill the application requirements, and is conducted as an oral examination (including questions and answers in English about research plans) as well as with essays. During selection, we comprehensively evaluate the results of the examination and the application documents.

Master’s Program

Admission Policy

Selected applicants will be:

  1. Those who are motivated to solve problems related to their expertise in an interdisciplinary way, and to share their achievements with society.
  2. Those who are motivated to play a leading role in society and to fulfill the responsibilities they are expected to undertake.
  3. Those who have a flexible mindset, fundamental communication skills and a wide range of general knowledge.
  4. In the case of working people, those who are motivated to theoretically deepen and organize their experience and awareness of the issues obtained at their workplaces, through research activities at a university.

How applicants are selected

An admissions test is conducted for applicants who fulfill the application requirements, and is conducted as an oral examination (including questions and answers in English about research plans) as well as with essays. During selection, we comprehensively evaluate the results of the examination and the application documents.

Doctoral Program

We will select applicants who have the following qualities and an awareness of these issues:

  1. Those who are motivated to solve problems related to their expertise in an interdisciplinary way, and to share their achievements with society.
  2. Those who are motivated to play a leading role in society and to fulfill the responsibilities they are expected to undertake.
  3. Those who have fundamental communication skills, and a wide range of general knowledge, as well as basic expertise, thinking faculty, and flexible inventiveness, which are enough to advance research related to their specialties.
  4. In the case of working people, those who are motivated to theoretically deepen and organize their experience and awareness of the issues obtained at their workplaces, through research activities at a university.

How applicants are selected

Our selection of applicants is based on a comprehensive evaluation of each student’s awareness of issues, motivation to learn, expertise, thinking faculty, future plans, and other elements. Application documents consist of the reason for choosing the Department of Library Science, past works and achievements (including master’s thesis and other treatises as well as summaries of these documents), research plan after admission, and career plan after completing the Program. Screening of application documents and oral examinations will be conducted commonly for all applicants for admission to this Program (including those who hope to go on to this Program from the Master’s Program of Library Science).