※Dates are tentative only. Be sure to confirm dates in the application guidelines
|Graduate Division||Application Period||Exam Dates||Exam Method|
|Comparative Studies of
Societies and Culture
|Jan. 9 (Tue.) to Jan. 12 (Fri.), 2018||Mar. 5 (Mon.) to Mar. 6 (Tue.), 2018||Yes||Yes|
|Human Developmental Sciences||Jan. 9 (Tue.) to Jan. 12 (Fri.) , 2018||Mar. 5 (Mon.) to Mar. 6 (Tue.), 2018||Yes||Yes|
|Interdisciplinary Gender Studies||Jan. 9 (Tue.) to Jan. 12 (Fri.) , 2018||Mar. 5 (Mon.) to Mar. 6 (Tue.) , 2018||Yes||Yes|
|Life Sciences||July 31 (Mon.) to Aug 2 (Wed.), 2017||Sep. 4 (Mon.) , 2017||No||Yes|
|Jan. 9 (Tue.) to Jan. 12 (Fri.), 2018||Mar. 5 (Mon.) to Mar. 6 (Tue.), 2018||No||Yes|
|Advanced Sciences||July 31 (Mon.) to Aug 2 (Wed.), 2017||Sep. 4 (Mon.) , 2017||No||Yes|
|Jan. 9 (Tue.) to Jan. 2(Fri.), 2018||Mar. 5 (Mon.) to Mar. 6 (Tue.), 2018||No||Yes|
|Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering *||July 26 (Web.) to July 28 (Fri.), 2017||Aug. 26 (Sat.) , 2017||No||Yes|
|Nov. 7 (Tue.) to Nov. 9(Thu.), 2017||Dec. 9 (Sat.) , 2017||No||Yes|
* A "Cooperative major" is a major operated under a joint system of education program. The Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering is done in partnership with Nara Women's Universiry, allowing both institutions to take advantage of thier mutual education and research resouces.
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Put all required application documents in the designated university envelope and submit them by registered express mail to the address indicated below within the indicated application period. Applications will only be accepted by registered express mail.
Application documents must arrive at the university by the final day of the application period.
Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. Please ensure that all necessary documents are included. Once the application package is submitted, under no circumstances will Ochanomizu University accept changes, return documents or refund the application screening fee.
Submit by registered express mail to:
Admissions Division, Ochanomizu University, 2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610 Japan
The applicant must be a female who a) does not hold Japanese citizenship, b) either possesses, or is albe to obtain a Status of Residence of “College Student” according to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and c) falls under any one of the following categories.
Exam admission ticket Photo
Designated Ochanomizu University application form
|2||Certificate of Graduation or
Certificate of Expected
Official letter from the dean or rector of the final institution. (Copies are not acceptable. If only the diploma is available, provide certification from a notary public or other authority.)
|4||Summary of the master’s thesis||
For Comparative Studies of Societies and Culture, Human Developmental Sciences, and Gender and Social Sciences: written in Japanese (horizontally), approximately 1,000 characters over a maximum of two A4 pages.
For Life Sciences or Advanced Sciences: a maximum of two A4 pages written in either Japanese (approximately 1,000 characters) or English (approximately 400 words)
Master’s degree transcript (copies are not acceptable.)
|7||Copy of the Resident Register||
Issued by the applicant’s resident municipality in Japan. If you do not have a resident register at the time of application, provide a copy of the passport details page (name, date of birth, gender) and the page showing the Status of Residence or Japanese visa.
(transfer payment slip)
*In principle, the fee is not required for international students on Japanese government scholarships provided that the applicant has applied to extend the period of scholarship payments by applying to attend Ochanomizu University. In such cases, the applicant should also provide the Mombukagakusho Scholarship Student Certificate
|9||Return envelope for the entrance examination ticket||
Please fill in your address on the designated envelope and affix 402 yen in stamps (92 yen for standard mail + 310 yen for registered letter).
*Use an address in Japan.
*The examination ticket and the oral exam schedule, etc. will arrive at least seven days before the exam.
Required for mailing letter of acceptance. Use an address where you can readily be reached.
Verify that all necessary documents are assembled, and return list with the application package.
Guidelines for Application to the 2018 Doctoral Program (exclusive of "Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering")
Guidelines for Application to the 2018 "Cooperative Major in Human Centered Engineering" (Japanese only)
Admissions Office, Ochanomizu University, 2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610
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