Announcement of Application Guide for Admission for Enrollment April/October 2015 for Five-Year Ph.D. Program, TAOYAKA Program

We opened the Application Guide for Admission forEnrollment April/October 2015 for Five-Year Ph.D. Program, TAOYAKA Program for Creating a Flexible, Enduring, Peaceful Society.

<Application Schedule>

Category Period
Preliminary Screening for Application Eligibility* October 28, 2014
Submission Period November 17, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Document Examination Result Announcement December 19, 2014
Oral Examination December 22, 2014 - January 13, 2015
Announcement of Admission February 6, 2015

*Some applicants are required to undergo a preliminary evaluation of admission requirements. For more detailed information with the preliminary evaluation, please refer the Application Guideline.

You can get the Application Guideline at Taoyaka Program website >How to apply

<Briefing Session> *This briefing session will be held in Japanese.

Course Day & Time Venue
Cultural Creation Course October 14th, 16:20-17:20 Multipurpose Room 1&2, Student Plaza
Technical Creation Course October 17th, 18:00-19:00 A1-141, Graduate School of Engineering
Socila Implementation Course October 24th, 18:00-19:00 1F Large Conference Room, IDEC

<Financial Support for Students>

 Students enrolled in the TAOYAKA Program will receive the following financial support.


Scholarship without repayment requirement (estimated to be JPY 180,000 - 200,000 per month)


Students who have a specified amount of income (students receiving other scholarships /financial aid and working adult students) may not be able to receive this scholarship. (Japanese Government scholarship students and other students who receive a scholarship must select whether to receive this scholarship or their current scholarship.)


Because students who receive the scholarship without repayment requirement are mandated to dedicate themselves to this program, they are not allowed to engage in part-time jobs, etc., as a rule.


The amount of the scholarship without repayment requirement is reviewed every semester, based on each student’s academic performance, research progress, and other evaluation results.


Based on the University’s regulations, the amount of the scholarship without repayment requirement may be reduced, or the provision thereof may be suspended.


Other expenses that may be necessary for students to conduct their studies will be provided within the amount set by this program.

<Admission Costs>


Admission Fee: JPY 282,000


Tuition fee: JPY 535,800 (per year)


Students not receiving a scholarship will be exempted from paying the admission fee and the tuition fee.


Once the admission fee has been paid, it will not be refunded for any reason.


The above fees are as of April 2014. If these fees are revised at the time of your entrance to the University or during the course of your study, you will be asked to pay the revised amounts of fees.


Taoyaka Program Office of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University

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