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A checklist of all the required documents for the Ph.D. Program

Below is a checklist of all the required documents for the Ph.D. Program.

  • Online application form
    • Name, birth date, sex, citizenship, address, phone, email
    • Educational and Employment histories
    • GPA (if available)
    • Intended field of study
    • Statement of purpose
    • Application status of any government scholarship
    • Indicate any need for TA/RA-ships and/or tuition waiver
    • Two (2) possible Ph.D. dissertation advisors of your choice
    • Names and contact info for three (3) academic references and their recommendation letters
    • List of your research papers
    • Writing samples (Master’s thesis, for example)
    • Application fee (5000 yen)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Certificate of graduation
  • English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • GRE scores (if available)
  • Certificate of Employment (required for some applicants)
  • Other documents showing strengths, if available
  • Documents to verify nationality (typically your passport) and residency

Applicants for the designated MEXT scholarsip must additionally submit the following materials

  • Application form for Japanese Government Scholarship
  • Field of study and study program form
  • Photograph
  • A letter of recommendation from a high-ranking person (different from recomendation letters for admission)

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