- Curriculum Vitae
- Reasons for application (any format)
- Research plan (maximum 2 A4 pages, any format)
- Evidence of research activities (e.g. published papers or thesis)
The requirements for international students are summarized below:
Firstly, students must have a level of English, mathematics and computer science sufficient to pass the University's postgraduate examinations. Programming skills are also required. No specific language is required, but you must have a working knowledge of at least one of the major programming languages, such as C/C++, Java or Python. Finally, the candidate must have the ability to plan and design research projects equivalent to that of an undergraduate, and to write and present basic research papers.
Either English or Japanese will be used for research supervision and thesis writing. It is not necessary to be proficient in Japanese beforehand, but we would like you to study Japanese as much as possible after joining the programme and be able to communicate in simple Japanese with your fellow students in the lab. I believe this will enhance the quality of your studies in Japan.
Research is basically carried out and completed by each student individually, but it is carried out in the context of cooperative activities in which students help each other within the laboratory. In fact, group activities are particularly emphasised in Japan. I welcome those who can work together with other Japanese students, communicate actively and respect each other in research activities.