Entrance Examinations

◎Number of admitted students and application period

Admission by recommendation: Limited number of students admitted
Application period: August 23 (Wed.) 2017 – August 30 (Wed.) 2017

 

General applicants (1st application period): 10 students (combined total for all general applicants)
Application Period: October 10 (Tue.) 2017 – October 16 (Mon.) 2017

General applicants (2nd application period): 10 students (combined total for all general applicants)
Application Period: February 13 (Tue.) 2018 – February 19 (Mon.) 2018

 

◎ Selection Process

Admission by recommendation
Students applying through special recommendation will give a presentation and interview. These students are exempt from document screening.

General applicants
Stage 1: Document screening
* Applicants are screened based on the following documents, to be submitted during the application period: Research plan (all applicants), and EITHER a portfolio OR essay. Successful applicants will be notified of their progression to Stage 2.
Stage 2: Written test; presentation; interview

◎ Examination Schedule

Admission by recommendation: September 20 (Wed.) 2017
General applicants (1st application period): November 4 (Sat.) 2017
General applicants (2nd application period): March 13 (Tue.) 2018

◎ Notification of examination results

Admission by recommendation: September 29 (Fri.) 2017
General applicants (1st application period): November 15 (Wed.) 2017
General applicants (2nd application period): March 19 (Mon.) 2018

 

◎ Application Eligibility

Admission by recommendation
(1) Individuals of exceptional academic and personal quality who have attained or are scheduled to attain an undergraduate degree by March 2018; have been recommended by the president or dean of their university; and will commit to enrollment in the Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts if accepted.
(2) Individuals of exceptional academic and personal quality who have attained or are scheduled to attain qualifications equivalent to an undergraduate degree by March 2018; have been recommended by the head of the institution awarding said degree; and will commit to enrollment in the Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts if accepted.

 

General applicants
(1) Individuals who have attained or are scheduled to attain an undergraduate degree by March 2018.
(2) Individuals who have attained or are scheduled to attain qualifications equivalent to an undergraduate degree by March 2018.
(3) Individuals who have completed or are scheduled to complete 16 years of regular curricular studies outside Japan by March 2018.
(4) Individuals residing in Japan who have completed or are scheduled to complete 16 years of regular curricular studies conducted by a foreign educational institution through distance-learning courses by March 2018.
(5) Individuals residing in Japan who have completed or are scheduled to complete a course of study, designated by MEXT, which is conducted by a foreign educational institution under said foreign country’s educational system, by March 2019.
(6) Individuals who have completed or are scheduled to complete a course of study, designated by MEXT, from a special training or vocational school by a date designated by MEXT, or by March 2018 (limited to courses in which the duration of study exceeds 4 years, and which meet any additional criteria specified by MEXT).
(7) Individuals designated by the MEXT.
(8) Individuals who have previously enrolled in another graduate school, and have been determined to have sufficient academic ability for study at the graduate level.
(9) Individuals who have been determined through separate screening by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher, and who will be at least 22 years old by March 2019.

◎ Application guidelines

2018 Graduate School Admission Requirements (PDF: 732KB)
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Research Plan Form (doc: 42KB)
Recommendation Form (doc: 45KB)

To request application information (including required documents), please follow the procedures outlined on the”Inquiries” page.

 

◎ Request information/Contact

Please consult the “Inquiries” page.

 

◎ Entrance examination results

2017 Akita University of Art Graduate School Admissions Statistics (Japanese only PDF: 39KB)

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