Entrance Examination (Entrance year 2020)
Department of Computer Science

The entrance examination for the Department of Computer Science is broadly divided into Master's Program and Doctoral Program. The following information is a summary of the entrance examination, but you should also obtain and check the official application form.

You can access the official document and the application form (after they are available) from the web page in English or Japanese.

For Applicants to Master's Course

Important Notice:
Scope of Oral Exam for Basic Knowledge (including mathematics and fundamentals of computer science) and procedure of Oral Exam have been added.

Important Notice:
The University will change the admission procedure for the Master's Program in Computer Science (General Admission). The change will apply from the 2020 admission, of which the first examination will be held in 2019. For more details, please refer to the webpage here.


Information

We provide three entrance examinations for applicants to Master's Course. These are July Exam based on recommendation, August Exam, and February Exam. We also hold two entrance examinations in August and February for admissions of working students.

[ July ]
Admission
through recommendation
[ August ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
[ February ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
Application form
distributtion
Late April Late April TBA
Application
form receipt
2019/5/31(Fr)
to 2019/6/7(Fr)
2019/7/1(Mo)
to 2019/7/23(Tu)
Examination 2019/7/5(Fr) 2019/8/22(Th)
Announcement
of admission
2019/7/16(Tu) 2019/9/10(Tu)

Scope of Oral Exam for Basic Knowledge (Master's Course Only)

The oral exam of mathematics will be prepared from the following areas.

  Area
Analysis Function and its limit, Limit of a sequence, Infinite series, Analysis in one variable, Analysis in several variables (partial derivative, multiple integral).
Linear Algebra Matrix, Determinant, Vector space, Linear mapping, Kernel and image, Inner product spaces, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Matrix diagonalization.

The oral exam of Fundamentals of Computer Science will be prepared from the following areas.

  Area
Data Structure and Algorithms Stack, Queue, List, Tree, Graph, Algorithms Dealing with These Data Structures.
Fundamentals of Programming Control Structure (Conditional Structure, Loop, etc.), Data Type (Character String, Array, etc.), Function, Procedure, Recursive Call.
Discrete Mathematics and Logic Set, Function, Relation, Graph, Propositional Logic, Predicate Logic.
Logic Circuit Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Map, Combinatorial Circuit.

Oral Exam (Master's program only)

  • In the morning, you will be interviewed for about 7 minutes regarding your specialization and your purpose of enrollment.
  • In the afternoon, you will answer questions on basic academic knowledge (mathematics and fundamentals of computer science).
    • Before the oral examination, you will have about 10 minutes to preview the problems.
    • After that, you will move to the interview room and answer the problems on the blackboard within about 10 minutes.

Past Entrance Exam Problems

You can access an archive of problems of Past Writing Examination Exams.

However, note that from the entrance exam for the 2020 intake (August 2019), you will be asked about basic knowledge about mathematics and fundamentals of computer science through an ORAL Exam.

Official Document and Application Form

You can access the official document and the application form (after they are available) from the web page in English or Japanese.

For Applicants to Doctoral Course

Information

We provide two entrance examinations for applicants to Doctoral Course. These are August Exam and February Exam. We also perform two entrance examinations in August and February for admissions of working students.

Schedule of Entrance Exams for the Doctoral Program

[ August ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
[ February ]
Examination
for regular applicants
&
Special selection
of working students
Application
form distributtion
Late April TBA
Application
form receipt
2019/7/1(Mo)
to 2019/7/23(Tu)
Examination 2019/8/21(We)
Announcement
of admission
2019/9/10(Tu)

On Oral Examination (Doctoral Course only)

In the oral exam of Doctoral Course, in addition to making questions on applicant's major research subjects, motivation and preference, and so on, we ask each applicant to make a 10 minutes presentation on his/her past research and future research plan. It is recommended to use PowerPoint and so on for presentation. We prepare necessary electronic equipments (a PC projector), but each applicant must bring his/her own personal computer. The PC projector in the interview room is compatible with VGA interface only. It is required to bring a proper conversion cable, if it is necessary. Please prepare a presentation before the day of exam and bring your own personal computer. If you have questions on the oral exam such as available equipments, please contact us at the address below.

Fast Track Doctoral Program

Based on our experience in working student education, we have started a new fast track program "Fast track doctoral program for working students", invoking the existing regulations for "fast track schemes".

Official Document and Application Form

You can access the official document and the application form (after they are available) from the web page in English or Japanese.