Admission Procedures

Admission Procedures

1. Full time Graduate Course

Okayama University offers Master's Courses and Doctoral Courses.

Date of Entrance: April or October (Only some graduate schools accept students in October.)
Duration of Study: Master's Course: 2 years
Doctor's Course: 3 years
 ※Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicine and Dentistry): 4 years
 ※Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology(Earth and Planetary Materials Science) : 5 years
Qualification Requirements: Master's Course and Doctor's course of Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology(Earth and Planetary Materials Science):
University graduates or expected graduates
Those who have completed 16 years of education in a foreign country or are expected to complete it
Those who have completed the 15 years of education in a foreign country and are approved to have the same ability of obtaining necessary credits by the graduate school of Okayama University
Those who are deemed to have the same ability or greater as a university graduate by the graduate school of Okayama University

Doctoral Course:※Except for Graduate School of Medicine,
Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Those who have a Master's degree or expect to have it
Those who obtained a degree corresponding to a Master's degree or expect to obtain one in a foreign country
Those who are deemed by the particular graduate school of Okayama University to have the same or superior ability as a Master's degree
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Those who have completed the medical or dental course or 6 year education of pharmaceutical science or veterinary medicines at university or expect to do so
Those in a foreign country who have completed 18 years' medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary study at university or expect to do so
Those who are deemed by the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences to have the same or superior ability to complete a medical, dental course or 6 years education of pharmaceutical science course at Okayama University as a graduate student of Okayama University
Selection Method: Differs according to the graduate school. Please refer to the graduate school you wish to apply for.
Inquiries: Inquiries about admissions, please refer here
  Procedure to Obtain Consent from a Faculty Member (Prospective Supervisor)
  (1) First Contact Sheet
  (2) CURRICULUM VITAE
  (3) Plans for Study in Japan

2.Research Course

A research student is a non-degree seeking student who is pursuing specialist subjects.

Date of Entrance: April and October
Duration of Study: 6 months or one year. The period may be extended for special reasons but may not exceed 2 years.
Qualification Requirements: Foreign students who meet the requirements to apply for a full time degree-seeking course studies at the graduate school of Okayama University
Selection Method: Differs according to the faculty. Please inquire to the faculty or use the link below.
Inquiries: Inquiries concerning admissions, please refer here.

3. Full time degree-seeking Undergraduate Course

Date of Entrance: April
Duration of Study: 4 years(except for Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
6 years(Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
(1) General Selection

Applicants must meet one of the requirements listed below. Applicants must also sit for the “National Center Test for University Admissions” conducted by the National Center for University Entrance Examinations.

Qualification Requirements: 1. High school graduates or expected graduates;
2. applicants who have completed 12 years of school education or are expected to complete it; or,
3. applicants who are deemed to have the same ability or greater as a high school graduate by the Minitry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Selection Method: The results of the National Center Test for University Admissions, the results of the Okayama University Entrance Examination, and application documents
Inquiries: Exam Agency Contact
National Center Test for University Admissions National Center for University Entrance Examination 2-19-23 Komaba, Meguro Ward, Tokyo 153-8501
TEL:03-3468-3311
Okayama University Entrance Examination Okayama University Admission Office 2-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530
TEL: 086-251-7192/7193/7194/7295
(2) Special entrance examination for privately financed international students

Eligibility: Applicants are non-Japanese citizens
Applicants have taken the "Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students" given by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Qualification Requirements: 1. have completed 12 years of school education or are expected to complete it in a foreign country, or those who are deemed to have equivalent or greater academic qualifications by MEXT
2. have the proper status of residence under Immigration Law that does not interfere with entering university studies
Selection Method: Students will be selected based on their scores on the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students,the Okayama University Entrance Examination, and application documents.
Inquiries: Name of Exams Institution Contact
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(EJU) Japanese Student Services Organization (=JASSO). 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630
TEL: 03-5520-6111
Okayama University Entrance Examination Okayama University Admission Office 2-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530
TEL: 086-251-7192/7193/7194/7295

4. Information about studying in Japan

General information about studying in Japan can be found at the JASSO website.
Student Exchange Programs Planning Division, Student Exchange Department, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630
TEL +81-3-5520-6111 FAX +81-3-5520-6121