Estuarine and Coastal Environment, Coastal Engineering, Coastal Management, Sustainability Science

Admission

Call for Ph.D., Master, and Research Students

Updated on August 9, 2019

Which program are you interested in?

Prospective students who are interested in estuarine and coastal environmental studies are welcome to consider studying in Sasaki’s Laboratory. General information is available in Degree-Seeking Students or
Admission with scholarship if schlarship is requried.
Dr. Sasaki is involved in two programs: Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES), and GPSS-GLI in Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS).

Dr. Sasaki is also involved in World-leading Innovative Graduate Study Program innovations for Future Society from FY2018.

Briefing Session for Prospective Students (Finished in 2019)

Briefing session is scheduled as follows. You are also welcome to visit Sasaki’s Laboratory anytime after making an appointment via MAIL.
The following is information about the last year’s briefing session for your reference.

Self-Supporting Student

If you are a self-supporting prospective student aiming to enroll in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, you need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August. Normally, you may first become a research student in October or in April and then take the entrance examination in the next August (it is also possible to directly take the entrance examination without being a research student). Please refer to GSFS International Liaison Office, Information on Research Students, and Information on Entrance Examinations.

Scholarship Student

If you are seeking a scholarship, first please carefully read the official information posted by the liaison office of GSFS. Special selection procedures are applied to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Scholarship, China Scholarship Council (CSC), and MEXT Scholarship for GPSS-GLI program.

April 2020, September 2020, or April 2021 Enrollment

1. ADB Scholarship Program in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (September 2020 enrollment)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholarship will be offered to selected prospective students who would like to enter basically master course in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES), which Dr. Sasaki belongs to. This program may be less competitive and recently it is becoming more flexible. You may contact Dr. Sasaki to know the current status. Some features of this program are summarized as follows:

  1. English program for those who have basically 2-year or more of full time job experience.
  2. Application documents should reach the International Liaison Office no later than December 10, 2019
  3. Selection will be made based on the submitted documents and online interview using Skype. The ordinary written examination is exempted.

2. China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC) in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (September 2020 enrollment)

China Scholarship Council Scholarship (CSC) offers scholarship in DSCES. You can enroll in DSCES without being research student. The entrance examination for CSC is based on submitted documents and oral examination via Skype and thus you can take the entrance examination in China.

3. GPSS-GLI Scholarship Program (April 2020 or September 2020 enrollment

Dr. Sasaki is one of the faculty members of GPSS-GLI that may offer several scholarships for Master and Ph.D students. Prospective students are recommended to consider this GPSS-GLI program which basically offers a 5-year Master and Ph.D. program in English. Please see the details of admission information about GPSS-GLI. It is, however, necessary for you to consider whether this program fits your purpose of study because this program is something different from ordinary academic programs in terms of scope, aims, and main activities. To understand these, please read carefully the introduction in the website of GPSS-GLI.

Submission of an official score sheet of TOEFLibt or IELTS may be required. TOEFL ITP may not be acceptable.

If you are interested in applying to GPSS-GLI program for studying in my laboratory, please contact Dr. Sasaki.

A set of application documents must arrive at the International Liaison Office no later than November 26, 2019 (See here).

4. MEXT Japanese Embassy Recommendation Program

This information is outdated and will be updated in April, 2020.

Japanese Government’s (MEXT) scholarships may be offered through the recommendation of the Japanese Embassy in your mother country. This scholarship is a major one and you should check this site along with contacting the Japanese Embassy in your mother country for details. With this scholarship, you should enroll in our lab first as a research student and then take the ordinary entrance examination of Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies in August. After passing the examination, you will enroll in master course or Ph.D. course of Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies in September.

5. MEXT University Recommendation Program

MEXT University Recommendation Program offers scholarships at Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (DSCES). Please refer to this site for details.

Currently in my department, students need to enroll in as a research student and then need to take the ordinary entrance examination in August and thus it takes one year before enrolling in graduate school.
MEXT scholarship master students at GSFS satisfying the condition for academic results might have a chance to continue their scholarship program in Ph.D.

6. Scholarship of other Foreign Governments and Self Supporting Students

Some countries offer their own scholarship and please check by yourself. You need to take the ordinary entrance examination, normally becoming research student first from October or April and take the entrance examination in August in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies.
The University of Tokyo also offers fellowship for Ph.D. students.

Information about other scholarships will be posted on the website of Liaison Office.

Ordinary Entrance Examination in Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

The entrance examination of DSCES consists of (1) English (TOEFL ITP), (2) Fundamental subject, and (3) Individual fields subject, which are introduced in this site in which you can also refer to past examination questions.

Note: This page is prepared by Dr. Sasaki for your convenience and not official information. In case there are any mistakes or errors, you need to follow the official guidance of GSFS.

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