FAQ

FAQ

Q. Is this program Master’s leading Doctoral or only Doctoral program?
A. The five-year course is a continuous Master’s to Doctoral program. However, the three-year course of transfer admission into the 3rd year is a Doctoral Program.
Q. Does a student have any opportunity to conduct Master’s degree in this program?
A. Students in the five-year course will be given opportunities to obtain both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Upon completion of the 2nd year of the five-year course, a student who has completed credits stipulated from the Master’s program in each graduate school and has passed the Qualifying Examination (QE) will receive the Master’s degree at each graduate school.
Q. Will the tuition be covered with the scholarship?
A. Students of Taoyaka Program who receive financial supports need to pay the admission fee and tuition. However, the students are eligible for postponement of collection of the admission fee and tuition as follows.
  • [1] The first semester: the payment must be made by the last day of August in the fiscal year.
  • [2] The second semester: the payment must be made by the last day of February in the fiscal year.
Q. Do I need to undergo the preliminary screening?
A. Please check your application eligibility with our admission guideline. The preliminary screening is required ONLY for a person applying under certain eligibilities.
Q. What English Proficiency Exam should I take?
A. Please submit the score results from exams taken within the past 2 years of our admission examination date. Scores from one of the following tests are accepted. (an applicant can submit more than one score)
TOEIC Open Exam, TOEIC-IP (includes College TOEIC), TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT, TOEFL-CBT, TOEFL-ITP, and IELTS.
Q. Is it mandatory to obtain a score in Japanese language test for international student?
A. Submitting a transcript of Japanese Proficiency Exam is not mandatory. If you have learned Japanese language, please submit the transcript results from exams taken within the past 2 years of our admission examination date.
Q. What is the maximum age to apply for admission?
A. There is no age limit to apply for the Taoyaka Program.
Q. Which country the students come from? What is the ratio of applicants to places at this program?
A. Please see here. (updated, August, 2016)

Contact:

1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8529, JAPAN 
TAOYAKA Program Office, Hiroshima University 
E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp   *Please replace [a] with @.