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Application period: July 10 (Mon) – July 21 (Fri), 2017

 

The International Joint Graduate Program in Earth Environmental Sciences: Student Requirements

1. Students recruited to The International Joint Graduate Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences
The International Joint Graduate Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences (“GP-EES” or “the Program”) will recruit a few graduate students in AY 2017 Fall.

2. Application qualification
Students who meet all the requirements described below as of October 2017:

– those who plan to be enrolled in the second year of the two-year Master’s Program in the following graduate schools, in principle
– those who have a prospect view of conducting doctoral thesis research related to earth and environmental sciences through international collaborative instruction with overseas partner universities and departments
– those who receive a strong recommendation from their academic supervisors and are considered to be suitable for participating in GP-EES.

【Graduate Schools participating in the Program】
Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Environmental Studies

※Since the Program offers an integrated education combining a two-year Master’s Program and a three-year Doctoral Program, students who do not want to go on to the three-year Doctoral Program cannot apply for the Program.
※Students who are scheduled to enroll in the first year of the three-year Doctoral Program and gain approval from the Program Committee of GP-EES may be allowed to participate in the Program, as a special case.
※Universities and research institutes which are approved by the Program Committee of GP-EES and plan to specifically promote the conclusion of agreements related to jointly supervised degrees are recognized as our overseas partner universities or departments. At the moment, these include the University of Bayreuth, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the Pennsylvania State University, Colorado School of Mines, the University of Florence, the Université Grenoble Alpes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Korea Polar Research Institute, RWTH Aachen University, and University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).

3. Application procedures 
Application period:July 10 (Mon) – July 21 (Fri), 2017  9:00–16:00 (We will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays.)
Venue of application:The International Joint Graduate Program office (Regarding the location, please see the bottom of the page.)

[In the case of application by mail]
Application documents must arrive no later than July 21 (Fri), 2017. They must be sent by registered mail, with “Encl. application documents for GP-EES” written in red on the envelope.
Mailing to:The International Joint Graduate Program office (Regarding the contact information, please see the bottom of the page.)

4. Application documents
A complete set of the following documents must be submitted within the application period.
(1) Application (Form A)
(2) Statement of purpose (Form B)
(3) Recommendation from supervisor (Form C)
(4) Original copy of academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate transcripts/duplicate copies not allowed)
(5) Copy of test scores for official English language skills (TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS, etc.)

※If certificates to be submitted are written in a foreign language other than English, a Japanese or English translation must be attached. (A translation prepared by the applicant is acceptable.)
※Incomplete applications are not accepted.
※Submitted application documents are not returnable.
※TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL ITP, and TOEIC are registered trademarks of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

5. Selection method 
Students are selected based on an examination of their application documents and an interview.
Interviews will be conducted between August 7 (Mon) and August 10 (Thu), 2017.

※Details will be provided individually to the applicants.

6. Announcement of application results
The announcement of application results will be sent to all applicants by e-mail by around September 20, 2017.

7. Financial support
To acquire excellent students from Japan and abroad and make them independently plan and carry out unique research, thereby developing them into individuals who have a doctoral degree and can play an active role in the international community, we provide financial support to excellent graduate students who are selected for the programs that offer new degrees.
The amount of allowance is determined by the Support System for International Collaborative Degree Programs, Tohoku University. Students who are receiving other financial assistance are required to contact us.

8. Completion requirements
To complete the Program, students must fulfill not only the requirements for completion of their Graduate Schools, but also the requirements separately prescribed for completion of the Program.
For more information, please see the website of GP-EES (http://gp-ees.tohoku.ac.jp/).

 

The International Joint Graduate Program office

1F, Science Administration Center (H-11), Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
6-3 Aramaki Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 Japan
Phone:+81-22-795-5577
Email:gp-ees_hq@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

※To participate in this program, students are required to enter the Department of Earth Science, the Department of Geophysics (Graduate School of Science), or the Department of Environmental Studies for Advanced Society (Graduate School of Environmental Studies), Tohoku University. For details of the entrance examinations of the Graduate Schools, please see below.

Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Admission and Programs

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Admission

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