Welcome to the Graduate School at Tokyo University of Agriculture abbreviated as NODAI (農大, nōdai) that specializes in agriculture.
NODAI has a lot of international students from 33 countries. For example, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Gambia, Morocco, Nigeria, Paraguay, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Uganda, and Viet Nam - just to name a few! The Graduate School of Agriculture has 14% international student, so wherever you’re from, you’ll quickly start to make friends and feel at home.
What’s more, as one of the most international universities in Japan, NODAI has partnership with 41 overseas universities. Together with not only academia but also governmental organizations such as JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation), and even some non-governmental organizations, we are working to solve a wide range of problems that impact all over the world.
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Before you apply
Prior to applying, please send an email to your desired supervisor and consult about your study plan. A lot of faculty members can provide mentorship to students. All prospective applicants need to decide on a laboratory in advance.
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How to apply
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here you'll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to admissions into NODAI Graduate Schools.
Q: Am I eligible to apply for the graduate schools?
A: To be eligible for admission to graduate programs at NODAI, applicants (will) must:
-be in residence at an undergraduate program for at least 3 years and hold a bachelor’s degree if they apply for the master’s program
-Hold a master’s degree if they apply for the doctoral program
Please see the application guidelines for further details.
Q: What language are used during classes? Are there any courses offered in English?
A: In the master's programs, the 4 departments listed below usually carry out all or most courses in English.
-Department of Agricultural Engineering
-Department of International Agricultural Development
-Department of Agricultural Economics
-Department of Agribusiness Management
On the other hand, in the doctoral programs of all the 20 departments, a language used in teaching varies depending on the supervisor.
Q: Do I need any English or Japanese language qualifications?
A: Most applicants are not requested to provide evidence of their English or Japanese language proficiency. However, those applying for the master’s program of the Department of Agribusiness Management must submit the original copy of Official Score Certificate of TOEIC L&R Test on the exam day.
International applicants who have taken a test measuring Japanese language ability are allowed to enclose the results with their application documents to make a good impression. JLPT is the most widely accepted qualification for non-native Japanese speakers. Some other qualifications are also accepted.
Q: Are there any off-campus examinations or interviews?
A: No. All applicants need to take the entrance exam on-campus even if they live in outside of Japan at the time of application.
We are here to help
If you still have questions or problems that are not answered above, please email us at:
1-1-1 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya, Tokyo, 156-8502, Japan