ADMISSION


Admission Policy (Educational Philosophy)

(1) Educational Philosophy and Purpose
Our educational philosophy and purpose is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and experience in the field of natural sciences in a way that would enable students to further their careers.

(2) Students We Develop
Through the study and research of natural science, particularly in the various fields of Earth science and marine science, we develop students who are well-mannered, independent, innovative, believe in the pursuit of truth and justice, and overall healthy both mentally and physically.

Students We Want

(1) Ability and Character
The Geoscience Section seeks people who are interested in natural phenomenon related to Earth and the ocean, have a desire to learn Earth science, and have an inquisitive mind. We seek in particular people who are interested in natural phenomenon in the island arc or oceans in a tropical/subtropical setting.

(2) Desirable Pre-requisites and Accreditation
In Geoscience (Earth science) fields, students are generally required to comprehensively apply their mathematical and scientific (biology, physics, chemistry) knowledge. Because of this, we expect applicants to have a good understanding of these subjects in addition to their junior high school- and high school-level knowledge (hereinafter called “secondary education”) of geoscience. Students are also encouraged to study English, which is de facto international language of communication, and is very important in science.

Examination Subjects: Basic Policy on Enrollment (Requirement, Selection, and Selection Criteria)

The Geoscience Section places a great value on the students’ understanding of the secondary education curriculum, but also whether they successfully acquired the ability to think and apply this basic knowledge. We make an effort to avoid questions or examination methods that might be biased.

(1) National Center Test for University Admissions
Applicants taking the General Admission Examination (I or II) are required to take the National Center test for University Admission as well. Students will select 7 subjects from 5 categories in the Center Test, which are: Japanese as well as Geography, History, and Social Studies (select one from World History B, Japanese History B, Modern Social Studies, Ethics, and Politics & Economics), Mathematics (Maths I / Maths A, Maths II / Maths B), Science (select two from Physics I, Chemistry I, Biology I, and Geoscience I), Foreign Language (select one from English (listening comprehension included), German, French, Chinese, and Korean). Selection of Basics of Industrial Mathematics Theory, Bookkeeping and Accounting, and Basics of Information is limited to those applicants who have completed these subjects in secondary education, or those who have completed (or are scheduled to complete) these subjects at a higher vocational school designated the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

(2) General Admission Examination (First Stage)
The subjects in the First Stage are Mathematics (Maths I, Maths II, Maths III, Maths A, Maths B, and Maths C) and Science (select one from Physics I, Physics II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Geography I, and Geography II). In order to examine and evaluate the applicant’s ability to think and write, many of the questions are written-answer questions.

(3) General Admission Examination (Second Stage)
In the Second Stage, applicants will be tested with short essay questions. Evaluation will be made on applicants’ ability to read, comprehend, and make a summary of a written material, their interest and level of awareness in Earth science topics, and their ability to think logically and express ideas articulately.

(4) Special Admission Examination for Returnees from Abroad
The Center Test will not be imposed in this case, but instead applicants will be given short essay questions and an interview for comprehensive evaluation. Short essay questions will test applicants’ ability to read, comprehend, and make a summary of a written material, their interest and level of awareness in Earth science topics, and their ability to think logically and express ideas articulately. The interview will primarily evaluate applicants’ desire and passion for Earth science.

(5)私費外国人留学生入試
大学入試センターを課さず、独立行政法人日本学生支援機構が実施する「日本留学試験」の成績を総合判定します。

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