From application to enrollment
The application process to the NIMS Joint Graduate School Program is consistent with the university application. Each program has generally two application cycles a year. The process and the requirements are different from the universities. Find the details on each university program website.
1. Contact a potential supervisor
Check the program member listing and find a potential supervisor. The course and the university that the NIMS researcher belong to will be the course and the university that you apply for the admission. Prior to the university application, email the potential supervising professor to discuss about the application and your research plan.
* Professors who is going to retire in a few years will not recruit students or will recruit students in a specific conditions. Please find the information on the program member listing.
2. Apply for NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship (optional)
Application period for the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship usually starts 4-5 months before the university application period. The application process, the eligibilities and the entry periods are different from the universities. Find the details on each university program website.
Find more about NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship
3. University application
Apply for the program following the university entrance exam guidelines. The application documents are different from the courses and the universities. Particularly, some documents / certificates are requested to provide the original copy issued from universities / organizations. Please carefully read the university guidelines.
Find more about the university applications
4. University entrance exam
Take the university entrance exam specified by the university programs. If you applied for the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship, you may be requested to have an interview at NIMS before the university exam. Ask the potential supervisor about the details.
Find more about the university exams
5. Result announcement
The result of the university entrance exam will be informed by the university. Following the announcement, the result of the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship will be announced by email.
If you are successfully admitted, you will have two affiliations, the university that you entry and NIMS. Your research life will begin by getting registered at both institutions.
The University of Tsukuba – NIMS Joint Graduate School Program holds an informative session in every April. In recent years, the session is held as a part of NIMS open day, as well as many exhibitions, laboratory tours and fun workshops. Regardless of the universities or programs, the open day is the best opportunity to learn about the program outline and the NIMS atmosphere, by talking to the researchers assigned as university professors.
Opportunities to learn about NIMS researchers and the research environment
Regular yearly event at NIMS
NIMS open day
NIMS is open for everyone to have a look around the latest research and facilities in materials science research. You can see the events held by more than 60 laboratories on the day.