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Application Policy

Eligibility

  • As a rule, those who intend to enroll in a doctoral latter program and are current M1 Graduate school students at Nagoya University.

  • Those who are able to make a definite commitment to complete a doctoral course in the program until obtaining a Ph.D. or termination of the term.
    For instance, regardless of any other acceptance as DC1 or DC2 Research Fellowship by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), you may not leave the program.

Number to be admitted

20 students
  • This Program will admit 20 applicants including 2 transfer students for D1 Entry and 5 international students for M1/D1 pre-admission Entry.

  • In order to accept a diversity of students, we will give priority to each graduate school course at Nagoya University set below;
    5 students from graduate school of Science, and Mathematics
    5 students from graduate school of Engineering
    1 student from graduate school of Environmental Studies

  • If quotas of the priority admission are not filled for M1 Winter applications, we will select applicants from other graduate school courses at Nagoya University.

Application Procedure

Schedule

[Application For M1 Spring Entry]: 10 students
Application acceptance in April, Interview in May, Admission in June

[Application For M1 Winter Entry]: 8 students
Application acceptance in January, Interview in Feburuary, Admission in April

[Application For D1 Spring Entry]: 2 students including D1 Fall Entry
Application acceptance in January, Interview in Feburuary, Admission in April

[Application For D1 Fall Entry]: 2 students including D1 Spring Entry
Application acceptance in July, Interview in August, Admission in October

[Application For M1/D1 Pre-admitted International Students Entry]: 5 students including 3 students from the Special International Students Entry
Application Period: always accepting for filing

Selection Procedure

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their aspirations detailed in the application form, the letter of reference by the applicant's supervisor, and the results of their interview. Applicants are evaluated by the following points: aspirations to this program, prospects of demonstrating international leadership in space related industry after completing this program, applicant's vision of leadership, basic academic skills, "logic, simplicity, and persuasiveness" of explanation, communication skills and English conversational skills.

M1 Spring Entry Regulations

In principal, there are no specific regulations. Even if becoming a pre-admitted program student, you may withdraw the status as a trial admission period before the M2 year begins.

M1 Winter Entry Regulations

For recruitment requirement, there have to be taken and passed all coursework designated below prior to an admission, and follow the conditions.
  1. Basics for Space Science and Engineering (consisting of 5 subjects)
  2. ・e-learning lecture
    ・all 5 subjects have to be taken and pass the corresponding examinations for a preapproval certification.It will be taken place three times a year for each subject (to be scheduled in July, November and March).

  3. Video Lectures on Space Science and Engineering (consisting of 16 videos)
  4. ・e-learning lecture by Video
    ・It is prerequisite for an preapproval certificate: completing 4 video lectures related to the course that you would like to apply for, and any others more than 2 video lectures as Elective.

  5. Lecture Courses on Satellite System, and Short Courses on Satellite Development and Applications
  6. a) Lecture Courses on Satellite System (Serial-lecture style)
    b) Short Courses on Satellite Development and Applications (Single-lecture style)
    It is prerequisite for a preapproval certificate: completing any lectures for more than 2 credits as Elective from a) and b).
Students who have completed coursework above and some other courses which is the subject of subsidies such as Overview of space research and exploration and Global leadership training, will be given priority and are also evaluated their English proficiency.

In terms of grading and credits for the coursework prior to the application, those will be reflected to your e-Portfolio when becoming a program student.

Those who intend to take Basic coursework in the program including indicated above, it is necessary to register with required information first at [Pre-Registration] on website.

Transfer Regulations for D1 Entry

In order to accept a diversity of students, we will give priority to students with work experience and international students. Those students will be exempted from some subjects in accordance with their career and academic history prior to an admission (to be certified on a case-by-case basis). For Internal transfer-admissions, completion of the following coursework is a prerequisite for the application. Applicants must have completed the coursework below prior to an admission; in addition, those who have already taken any coursework which is the subject for subsidies such as global leadership training seminar, will be given priority.
  1. Basics for Space Science and Engineering (consisting of 5 subjects)
    ・e-learning lecture
    ・all 5 subjects have to be taken and pass the corresponding examinations for a preapproval certification. It will be taken place three times a year for each subject (to be scheduled in July, November and March).

  2. Video Lectures on Space Science and Engineering (consisting of 16 videos)
    ・e-learning lecture by Video
    ・It is prerequisite for an preapproval certificate: completing 4 video lectures related to the affiliation that you would like to apply for, and any others more than 2 video lectures as Elective.

  3. Lecture Courses on Satellite System, and Short Courses on Satellite Development and Applications
    a) Lecture Courses on Satellite System (Serial-lecture style)
    b) Short courses on Satellite Development and Applications (Short-lecture style)
    It is prerequisite for a preapproval certificate: completing any lectures for more than 2 credits as Elective from a) and b)
In terms of grading and credits for the coursework prior to the application, those will be reflected to your e-Portfolio when becoming a program student.

Those who intend to take Basic coursework in the program including indicated above, it is necessary to register with required information first at [Pre-Registration] on website.

M1/D1 Pre-admission Entry Regulations for International Students

In order to acquire excellent students living abroad, we will accept foreign students who graduated high school abroad. In principle, applicants will take the recruitment examination to be a program student prior to the entrance examination of Nagoya University. This shall not apply the selection affiliation priority on graduate school courses.

The top 3 admittees within the pre-admission entry will receive generous economic support within the Special international student Entry. The number to be admitted will be limited (Up to three students). Applicants declined of this special international student Entry may still apply, and have a qualification to receive the same economic support provided to regular students if admitted. Details of financial support are given in the guidebook.

For M1 pre-admitted international students:
Please note that a certain period of time after admission will be set as a trial admission period for international students and regular students as well. (See below).

If you would like to apply for M1/D1 International Pre-admitted students Entry, please contact the Admission office.

Trial Admission period

After getting recruited at M1, there will be a probationary period until the moment right before proceeding to M2. Students will be granted full-admission after their achievement through courses and subjects, has been confirmed. Students may leave the program during the trial admission period. (this does not apply to M1 Winter Application Entry and D1 Transfer Admission Entry.

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