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Call for 1st Grade of Doctoral Course (D1) Transfer Students for Fall Admission (D1-F)

July 17, 2015

Call for 1st Grade of Doctral Course (D1) Transfer Students
for Fall Admission (D1-F)
The Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research
Nagoya University Program for Leading Graduate Schools

Program Director: Prof. Hideyo Kunieda
Program Coordinator: Prof. Hiroyasu Tajima

The Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research, a Nagoya University Program for Leading Graduate Schools, aims to produce international leaders with the ability to drive the space industry and supporting its forefront industries through the development of space technology and expansion of space utilization.
To achieve this goal, we will provide various courses to nurture execution, broad perspective, management, problem-solving and global communication skills with a five-year doctoral program from the beginning of the master course.
In the recruitment of D1 fall transfer admission FY2015, we are now accepting applicants with working experience or students who are planning to enroll in a doctoral course of Graduate School, Nagoya University in fall this year. For more details of this program, refer to the following website or guidebook. :


Guidebook for Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research


Applicants who meet all of the conditions below.
  • Applicants with working experience and students who intend to enroll in the Graduate School of Nagoya University. All nationalities are welcome. In principle, applicants will take our LGS recruitment examination prior to the entrance examination. You will be accepted as a program member with full-admission status after you are admitted to the Graduate School of Nagoya University. Please note that applicants must apply to take the graduate school entrance examination separately and pass that examination.
  • Students who must be able to make a definite commitment to remain in the program until completing their degree. Please note that students enrolled in the program may not to leave this, even if selected for any DC1 or DC2 (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship).
  • For Internal transfer-admissions, completion of the following coursework is a prerequisite for the application. Applicants must complete the coursework below before September, 2015.
      (1) Basics for Space Science and Technology (on-line textbook course)
      (2) Space Science and Technology-(Video based course): completing a total of four video lectures for the desired course affiliation and at least two elective video lectures in other courses.
      (3) Lecture Courses on Satellite System, and Short Courses on Satellite Development and Applications: completing a total of at least two credits

      Completion of coursework in Overview of Space Research and Development and in Global Leadership Training and other courses for meriting scholarship is also considered in determining admission.

[Number of Students to be Admitted]

A few applicants.
In order to accept a diverse group of students, applicants with working experience and international students are given priority for the selection.

[Financial Support]

  • Program students receive 85,000 yen per month as a basic scholarship.
  • A standard scholarship of 150,000 yen per month will be provided when meeting the program requirement (1st grade of doctoral course (D1) or above).
  • As other forms, students will receive supports for studies and activities as grants for independent studies, internship expense at companies and foreign institutes, travel expense to international meetings and conference for researches.

[Course Outline]

It is requisite to take other additional courses for this program besides the curriculum in your major.

Lecture courses to gain solid expertise and broad perspective

  • Basics for space science and engineering (online textbook)
  • Video lectures for space science and engineering
  • Overview of Space research and development
  • Space science and engineering lectures
  • Space science and engineering courses

Curriculum to foster international communication and practical leadership skills

  • English training courses (if required)
  • Leadership development seminars
  • Global leadership training courses
  • Internship(corporations-domestic, overseas/ institutions-overseas)

Curriculum to cultivate problem-solving skills, project management and execution

  • ChubuSat instrument development project

[Required Documents and Application Process]

[1] Application form for Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research
[2] Copy of Student I.D. card (For non-Nagoya University students, the submission of Copy of your passport with your face photograph information is possible.)
[3] Copy of transcript: Undergraduate and Master course (Submit application documents in PDF format. Document submission by scanning will be taken under the applicant's responsibility.)
[4] Reference of Appointed Supervisor after admitted by Nagoya University

Please use the relevant form from the link below. Applicants submit the documents ([1], [2], and [3]) as PDF files and send these files as attachment to the admission office by email: admission [at] frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp . Once the application documents are filed, the applicant will receive a confirmation receipt by email.
As of the document [4], a reference of the appointed supervisor after admitted by Nagoya University will be sent to the admission office by the supervisor through the same submission procedure above. The supervisor will also receive the acknowledgement receipt once it is received. Please make a consultation with your supervisor about participation in this leading program before applying by all means.

Application guideline for D1 fall transfers (in English)
Application form (in English)
Reference sheet (in Japanese)Reference sheet (in English)

[Application Period]

From Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 to Monday, August 10th, 2015 [17:00 ] (Japan Time).
Note that the deadline for submitting of a reference form by the supervisor is following.
17:00, Wednesday, August 12st, 2015.

[Selection Process]

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of their aspirations detailed in the application form, the reference by the applicant's appointed supervisor, and the results of their interview.
  • Applicants are evaluated by the following points: aspirations for this program, prospects of exercising international leadership in space related industry after completing this program, applicants' vision of leadership, basic academic skills, logicality, simplicity and persuasiveness of explanation, communication skills, and English conversation skills.


  • The interview has been scheduled from (Mon) August 24th, to (Fri) August 28th, 2015. An interview will be carried out in any of the date mentioned above. Indicate the time slots that are inconvenient for the applicant on the application form.
  • If you are not at Nagoya University, you will take an interview using Skype. For the Skype interview, applicants will be identified through video images.
  • During the interview, you will be asked to talk about contents written in your application form and related matters in either Japanese or English, then questions and answers will follow.

[Other Notes]

  • This recruitment is subject to Nagoya U. graduate entrants who enroll in fall 2015. For applicants who intend to enroll in the Graduate School of Nagoya University, spring 2016, the next LGS recruitment will be announced in January, 2016.
  • The results will be notified in writing within a few weeks after interviews. Successful applicants will be admitted as the date of October 1st, 2015.
  • As a rule, this program financial support is provided as a scholarship. You cannot receive the scholarship double with other scholarships from Japan Student Services Organization and/or other agencies. If you have a plan to receive other scholarships after admission, contact the Admission Office.
  • Please note that the scholarships will be taxable under Japanese tax law in some cases since they are regarded as income. For more details, contact the Admission Office.
  • The list of students who receive the scholarship from this program will be publicly available on the program web site by the regulation of subsides. Please be forewarned that the financial support will be terminated on March 2019, and not be offered afterward. We may be forced to reduce or terminate the financial support if our funding agency, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science reduces or cuts off subsidies for this program before March, 2019.
  • Regarding all personal information submitted related to filing for this program, it is only for use of activities of this Leading Graduate School program and will be treated carefully under responsibility.

[Contact Details for Inquiries]

Contact the admission office for any inquires.
Professor Masayasu Harada,
Chief of Admission Office
E-mail: admission [at] frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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