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Admission to the Department of Information Environment,
Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences,
Yokohama National University, through a MEXT Scholarship


The Department of Information Environment is recruiting international students who wish to enroll in its doctoral program entitled "Education Program for Highly Developed Information Environments with Mathematical Science and Informatics" from October 2021 through a MEXT Scholarship (Special Program for the Provision of Japanese Government Grants to University-Recommended International Students [Special Quota for Research Students]).

The purpose of this program is to foster human resources who will focus on the information environment (i.e., the optimal framework for handling the information available to us) with the aim of leading the way in promoting advanced mathematical science or advanced informatics or will be able to create social value by making full use of mathematical science techniques and informatics and analyzing big data.


Information about the various MEXT scholarships can be found here.

1.PROGRAM ADMISSION QUOTA


Department Educational Program Degree Quota for Admission
Department of Information Environment Informatics Program Doctor of Informatics  3
Mathematical Science Program Doctor of Science
Information Studies Program Doctor of Philosophy

2.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


a. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

You must meet the following general requirements.


b. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

You must meet the following academic requirements.


3.APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DOCUMENTS


    a. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    You are required to contact your prospective supervisor to obtain provisional acceptance prior to submitting your application. A list of the faculty members in the Department of Information Environment can be found here. You are required to choose a suitable supervisor to oversee your work in your chosen research field.

    After you have received provisional acceptance from your prospective supervisor, e-mail all of the application documents to either one of the contact faculty members (see below for details) for the educational program that you wish to enroll in by the application deadline.

    Note that you must prove in "(5) Academic Performance Entry Sheet (Excel)" (see Section 3-b) that you meet the grade point average requirement (see Section 2-b). You must also prove in "(10) Documents that demonstrate your linguistic ability" (see Section 3-b) that you meet the linguistic requirements (see Section 2-b). You are not required to submit the original documents (or certified true copies issued by a public institution, such as your university) at the time of application. If your application is successful and you wish to be recommended to MEXT, submit the documents to the following address by Express Mail Service (EMS) during the designated submission period.



    Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences,
    Yokohama National University,
    79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501 JAPAN


    b. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS



    c. SELECTION PROCEDURE

    We will select the best-qualified candidates based on the submitted documents. Our decision will take into account your academic achievements in your previous degrees and your research potential based on your academic documents, recommendation letter, field of interest, and study plan.

    During the selection process, we may ask the shortlisted candidates to attend an interview via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or another suitable platform. We will e-mail you the selection results by mid-February, 2021.

    If selected, you may be asked to make some corrections to your application or submit some extra documents as part of the official procedure. The list of selected candidates will be sent to MEXT for final approval.


    d. IMPORTANT DATES

    Application Deadline
    January 22, 2021
    Notification of Application Results
    Mid of February, 2021
    Final Confirmation of Scholarship from MEXT End of June, 2021


    e. CONTACT DETAILS

    Feel free to contact either one of the contact faculty members for the educational program that you wish to enroll in.

    Department
    Educational Program
    Contact Faculty Members
    Department
    of Information Environment
    Informatics Program
    Professor MORI Tatsunori
    mori-tatsunori-ms@ynu.ac.jp

    Professor SHIKATA Junji
    shikata-junji-rb@ynu.ac.jp
    Mathematical Science Program
    Professor NOMA Atsushi
    noma-atsushi-cf@ynu.ac.jp

    Associate Professor OZEKI Kenta
    ozeki-kenta-xr@ynu.ac.jp
    Information Studies Program
    Associate Professor FUJII Tomohiro
    fujii-tomohiro-xg@ynu.ac.jp

    Associate Professor MATSUI Kazumi
    matsui-kazumi-tx@ynu.ac.jp

    © Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences

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