International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (An English Language Program at the University of Tokyo)

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Via : Kang Dendi Muhamad

MSc

The academic year at IPADS begins in October each year. Potential applicants must first show their intention to apply by submitting online application form (linked from this page). For admission in October 2014, the online application is open until midnight on 21 March 2014(JST). Following the prescreening, those who meet the eligibility criteria and are considered suitable for consideration for admission (shortlisted candidates) will be invited to submit the application documents listed below. This invitation will be made online, at http://ipads.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp. We will not contact each candidate separately or respond to inquiries about the result of the prescreening.

Shortlisted candidates will be given four weeks to send in these documents. Applicants are strongly advised to obtain them well in advance of the deadline, prior to the announcement of the shortlist if necessary, as late submissions will not be accepted.

An interview may be conducted, either in person or via videolink, as a part of the selection process. Applicants will be notified if this is the case. The final selection result will be announced, once again online at http://ipads.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

Documents to be submitted by shortlisted candidates

  • Application form
  • Proof of Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Research work conducted by the applicant, such as a Bachelor’s thesis, Honor’s thesis or equivalent (graduates of Bachelor’s programs with no research component will be given an essay assignment at the time of shortlisting)
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Two letters of recommendation by university academics
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of Examination Fee payment (the details regarding Examination Fee will be sent out at the time of shortlisting)

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PhD

The academic year at IPADS begins in October each year. Applicants for the PhD program must contact potential supervisors and prepare a research proposal with him/her prior to application. Brief descriptions of research topics covered by each faculty member (potential supervisor) are available here. Then he/she should show their intention to apply by submitting online application form (linked from this page).

For admission in October 2014, the online application is open until midnight on 21 March 2014(JST). Following the prescreening, those who meet the eligibility criteria and are considered suitable for consideration for admission (shortlisted candidates) will be invited to submit the application documents listed below. This invitation will be made online, at http://ipads.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp. We will not contact each candidate separately or respond to inquiries about the result of the prescreening.

Shortlisted candidates will be given four weeks to send in these documents. Applicants are strongly advised to obtain them well in advance of the deadline, prior to the announcement of the shortlist if necessary, as late submissions will not be accepted.

An interview may be conducted, either in person or via videolink, as a part of the selection process. Applicants will be notified if this is the case. The final selection result will be announced, once again online at http://ipads.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

Documents to be submitted by shortlisted candidates

  • Application form
  • Proof of a Master’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Research work conducted by the applicant, such as a Master’s thesis or equivalent
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Two letters of recommendation by university academics
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of Examination Fee payment (the details regarding Examination Fee will be sent out at the time of shortlisting)

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