【Doctoral Course】Psychology Program,Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program,Educational Studies Program, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program

【Doctoral Course】General Selection/Special Selection for Working Citizens/Special Selection for International Students

Enrollment : April 2023/October 2023

Application Period : Mon., December 26, 2022 to 1:00 p.m. Fri., January 6, 2023

Examination Date : Tue., February 14, Wed., February 15, 2023

Announcement of Results : Mon., February 27, 2023

The examination date and selection method may be changed due to the effect of the COVID-19. The changes will be announced on the website of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University.

*Please note that with the introduction of online application system, we have not distributed the application guidebook and application document booklet since 2020.

[IMPORTANT] To all applicants from outside Japan

Applicants who plan to come to Japan for the entrance examination are requested to contact the Support Office for the fields of Education, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, in advance via e-mail.
E-mail: kyoiku-in*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Replace * with
half-width @ and send.)

Please be sure to check the latest updates regarding the border enforcement measures in relation to COVID-19 and get prepared ahead of time.

(Reference: Website of Hiroshima University)
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/2020covid-19/abroad/
(Reference: Website of the Ministry of Justice)
http://www.moj.go.jp/hisho/kouhou/20200131comment.html
(Reference: Website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html

The exemption of foreign languages will be changed from the entrance examination to be held on or after January 1, 2023. (updated on May 19, 2021)

The following changes have been made to the list of applicants who will be exempted from the foreign languages (evaluation based on the results of written examinations or language examinations) in the Doctoral course entrance examinations for the Psychology Program, Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program, Educational Studies Program, and Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program to be held on or after January 1, 2023.

Before the change

 

Those who fall under any of the following 1 to 4

  1. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Education [Master's Course] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection or the Special Selection for International Students and have obtained a Master's degree.
  2. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Education [Professional Degree Course] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection and have obtained a Professional degree.
  3. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences [Master's Course (Psychology Program, Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program, Educational Studies Program, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program)] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection or the Special Selection for International Students and have obtained a Master's degree.
  4. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences [Professional Degree Course (Professional Development Program for Teachers and School Leaders)] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection and have obtained a Professional degree.

After the change

 

Those who fall under any of the following 1 to 4

  1. Applicants who have been admitted to the Master's Course of the Graduate School of Education of Hiroshima University through the General Selection or the Special Selection for International Students, are expected to obtain a Master's degree, and are applying for admission in the month following the month in which they expect to complete their studies.
  2. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Education (Professional Degree Course) of Hiroshima University through the General Selection, are expected to obtain a Professional degree, and are applying for admission in the month following the month in which they expect to complete their studies.
  3. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences [Master's Course (Psychology Program, Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program, Educational Studies Program, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program)] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection or the Special Selection for International Students, are expected to obtain a Master's degree, and are applying for admission in the month following the month in which they expect to complete their studies.
  4. Applicants who have been admitted to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences [Professional Degree Course (Professional Development Program for Teachers and School Leaders)] of Hiroshima University through the General Selection, are expected to obtain a Professional degree, and are applying for admission in the month following the month in which they expect to complete their studies.

 

Other

1. Perusing past entrance examination questions

Should you wish to peruse past questions, please come to the Student Support Office (Graduate School Coordinator), bringing identification (e.g. your student identification card) with you.

Past questions may be perused freely between 9:00 and 16:30 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays, the mid-August holiday, and December 29 – January 3).

● Past questions for doctoral degree program entrance examinations may also be perused at Hiroshima University’s Central Library.

Please check the library website for opening hours and other details.

(Central Library URL: https://www.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/?lang=english)

2. For detailed information on the Graduate School’s programs, majors and courses,
    Please refer to the websites of each program, majors and courses.
    https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/gshs/program

Inquiries

Support Office for the fields of Education, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, 739-8524 JAPAN

E-mail:kyoiku-in*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Replace * with half-width @ and send.)
*For inquiries, please send us an email.


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