Admissions Information

Notes Regarding Admissions

  • TOEIC, TOEFL-PBT, or TOEFL-IBT scores must be submitted for application to the Master’s Course in the Graduate School of Informatics. The Graduate School of Informatics doesn’t hold any written examination of English.
  • In the event of changes in the examination procedure, schedule or selection process due to a natural disaster or epidemic, etc., information will be posted on our website: Please check this website regularly for the latest information, especially before application and examination dates.

Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Informatics aims to foster intellectuals who can utilize the new horizon of informatics and persons who can lead in the creation of new value, new discovery and new solutions to problems through the design of fundamental structure within the information society by using informatics.
In addition, our goal is to train intellectuals who can manage corporations, government agencies and international organizations from the view point of information, and informatics researchers who can play an active role in various fields of sciences. For this reason, we are selecting students who have diverse backgrounds.
In order to form a foundation to foster such intellectuals, the following qualifications are required:

  • Have basic skills and academic abilities in the informatics field that are necessary to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in informatics
  • Have awareness and sufficient fundamental understanding of the world from the viewpoint of information, and have motivation to advance various sciences by making full use of information technology
  • Have the willingness and awareness to solve current and future social problems by using informatics to create value, while having sufficient fundamental knowledge to do so
  • Have a fundamental understanding of informatics that can contribute to humanity through the creation of information technologies that harmonizes with society and brings value to it
  • Have a sense of responsibility, vision and communication skills necessary to play a leading role in society through informatics research and practice

Schedule for Admissions

ProgramsExamination Dates
Doctoral Program (Initial Two-year Program)
(Master’s Course) 1st Calling
(2019 Application Guidelines (MC))
Department of Mathematical Informatics
(Oral Presentation and Examination)
July 7, 2018
(Written Exam and Interview)
August 8/9, 2018
Doctoral Program (Final Three-year Program)
(Doctor’s Course)
October Admission
(2018 October Application Guidelines (DC))
August 8, 2018
Doctoral Program (Initial Two-year Program)
(Master’s Course) 2nd Calling
(Oral Examination)
Early in February, 2019 (Only Department of Mathematical Informatics will hold Oral examination on the next day of written examination if there are a large number of examinees.)
Doctoral Program (Final Three-year Program)
(Doctor’s Course)
April Admission
Oral Presentation and Examination Early in February, 2019
*Applicants who have graduated the university in China must ask CDGDC to send the official notification verifying your degree and academic transcript. The procedure will take one month, so please apply by the end of November, 2018.

Request for application materials.

Applicants must obtain application booklet including application form.
(Other forms are not acceptable.)


*Distribution at the office
We distribute the application booklet at the Student Affairs Section,
Graduate School of Informatics.


*Request by mail (domestic)
Please send us an envelope indicating which application booklet you wish to obtain ‘MC or DC’ (write “MC application request” or “DC application request” on the outside of your envelope), and enclose a return-addressed reply envelope (240mm×332mm) with 250 yen stamps.


*Request by mail (international)
Please send us the following.
-return-addressed reply envelope (240mm×332mm),
-sufficient IRC (International Reply Coupons)
-a letter including following information
 your full name/ email address/ category of application (MC, DC)


The cost depends on the area where you receive, please confirm the following.


Reply by air mail (it takes about 6-13days)
*1 booklet

Area Asia Oceania
North America
Central America
Middle East
Europe South America
IRC 5 6 6 7


Reply by EMS(Express Mail Service) (it takes about 2-4days)
*1 booklet

Area Asia Oceania
North America
Central America
Middle East
Europe South America
IRC 12 17 18 20


For more information on admissions, see Japanese page.


 Student Affairs Section
 Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University B4-1,
 Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan, 464-8601
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Exam Questions

Past Entrance Examination Questions, Graduate School of Informatics


Contact Regarding Admission

Academic and Students Affairs Section, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University