PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Entrance Exam

How to Prepare for Written Exams

We, IDP at IDEC considers diversity is one of its strengths. We thus would like to invite all of you from various background and experience, with sufficient analytical/quantitative aptitude as well as basic understanding of standard micro and macroeconomic theories. Entrance exam is therefore consisted of two parts, (1) Basic Math Aptitude Test and (2) Basic Micro and Macro Economics Test. In part (1) questions are similar to those in the quantitative section of GRE administered by ETS. In part (2), questions are similar to chapter-end problems in the following textbooks:

Intermediate

Intermediate Microeconomics and Its Application

by Walter Nicholson, Christopher M. Snyder

Macroeconomics, N.

Macroeconomics

by N. Gregory Mankiw

Contact Us Before Applying

We are happy to help you shape up your research proposals, so please make sure to contact one of our faculty members before you apply. Please read the Application Guideline carefully as ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS differs for each selection.

Important Reminder: Special Selection for International Students is ONLY applicable for non-Japanese citizen residing outside of Japan.

How to prepare

Books you might want to read

Intermediate Microeconomics and Its Application, by Walter Nicholson, Christopher M. Snyder

Macroeconomics, N. Gregory Mankiw

Past Exam

Application Shcedule

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Degree

Master's Program

Requirements for Degrees

Students who are in the Master's programs are required, to complete the program, to attend for two years in order to obtain 30 credits and to complete a Master's thesis which is supervised by academic advisors. Students are also required to pass the final examination. With the approval at the faculty meeting, a student may complete the program in one year or more upon the merits of outstanding academic achievement during the first year of the program.

Degrees

(M.A., M.Sc., M.Eng., M.Agr., M.Ed., M. ICS.)

The Master's degree is granted to students who fulfill the requirements stated above.

Doctoral Program

Requirements for Degrees

Students who are in the Doctoral programs are required, to complete the program, to attend for three years in order to obtain 8 credits and to complete a Doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates are also required to pass the final examination. With the approval at the faculty meeting, a student may complete the program in one year or more upon the merits of outstanding academic achievement during the first year of the program. If the attendance requirement is waived in this way, a total of three or more years of attendance (Master's and Doctoral programs combined) is required.

Degrees

(Ph.D., D.Eng., D.Agr., Ph.D. in Ed., Ph.D. ICS) 

The Doctoral degree is granted to students who fulfill the requirements stated above.

Financial Aid

A wide range of scholarship opportunities are available from the Japanese government, local governments, private foundations and local international associations. For more in-depth information on particular scholarships, criteria and application procedures, please visit the following sites.

Financial Aid

Study in Japan Portal Site

http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/

http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=46

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Scholarships for Study in Japan

http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/

Information on scholarships for applicants residing abroad is available in pdf format at

http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/documents /scholarships_e_reserve.pdf

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

IDEC is one of the host institutions for the regular Master's program of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP).

http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/idec/admission/#4

Student Support from Hiroshima University

Click on "International at HU" at

http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/top/kokusai/

Hiroshima University Students Supports Momiji

https://momiji.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/momiji-top/en/index.shtml

Click on "International Students Support" --> "Scholarship Information" and
Click on "Campus Life Information" --> "Financial Information"

Please note that, with various types of financial assistance on offer, including scholarships and tuition fee exemptions, competition is strong and opportunities are limited. Moreover, only a few types of scholarship cover all daily expenses, tuition fees and admission fees. It is possible to engage in part-time work, but you must gain approval for part-time work from both the university and the Immigration Bureau, and observe the permitted number of hours. Part-time work opportunities tend to be limited for those with insufficient Japanese language proficiency. Therefore, it is important not to rely solely on scholarships or part-time job opportunities. We urge you to plan your financial arrangements well in advance of enrollment. For further information, please refer to the "Admission Information for International Students".


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