Tama Art University

Admission Requirements
for Doctoral Degree Course

The following is an English translation of relevant information for international students, excerpted from the application procedures in Japanese. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for further information.

Tama Art University Admissions Policy

Tama Art University welcomes applicants who:

  • - have achieved at home and abroad, and lead in their field of research and expression;
  • - have interdisciplinary awareness and are able to present problems as academic theory;
  • - have the ability to lead in the research areas;
  • - have local and international perspective and are able to deeply redefine creativity.

Enrollment

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Requirements

Applicants must reach the age of 24 by the time of the enrollment, and satisfy one of the following requirements or expect to satisfy one of the following requirements by March, 2019:

  1. Have a master's or professional degree.
  2. Have an academic degree corresponding to a master's degree or professional degree in a country other than Japan.
  3. Have been awarded a master's degree or equivalent, or professional degree or equivalent through a correspondence course in Japan which is operated by a foreign school.
  4. Have been awarded a master's degree or equivalent, or professional degree or equivalent in Japan from an educational institution recognized within the educational system of a foreign country and approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).
  5. Be recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).
  6. By means of an individual screening process, satisfy Tama Art University that the applicant has academic abilities equivalent or superior to a person holding a master's degree.

Application Period

November 16 (Friday)10:00 to November 26 (Monday)18:00, 2018. [Online application only]

Sending the application documents

November 16 (Friday) to November 26 (Monday). Documents should be postmarked no later than November 26.
-Application documents mailed from outside Japan must arrive by November 26.

Examination Fee

35,000 yen

Examination Location

Hachioji Campus, Tama Art University
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo
access to Hachioji campus.

Screening Process

Applicants will be screened on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of the submitted works and thesis, submitted documents, language ability, essay, oral examination, etc.

Examination Schedule

Subjects Details Date
Language test (90 min.) Japanese nationals --- English
Students from countries other than Japan --- Choose either English or Japanese

- Dictionaries may be brought. (However, electronic dictionaries are not allowed)
Jan. 24, 2019
Essay (120 min.) Select either Japanese or English
- Dictionaries may be brought. (However, electronic dictionaries are not allowed)
Oral examination Conducted in Japanese. Jan. 25, 2019

Works to be submitted, etc.

Submission Details Submission date
Essay -Master's graduation thesis or equivalent. (copy permitted)
-Abstract (about 2,000 characters in Japanese).
At the time of application
Portfolio
(only applicants who submit works)
The applicant's portfolio must contain works created within the past two years or works for the master's degree. The actual works included in the portfolio must be available for inspection during the entrance examination period. At the time of application
Works
(only applicants who submit works)
The committee will select one to three works from the portfolio to be submitted (must contain works of the past two years or works for the master's degree). Jan. 23, 2019

Grading Criteria

Essay
  • Does it have a sound, logical construction?
  • Does it show independent thought towards the given topic?
  • Does the writing demonstrate an expressive ability worthy of being awarded a degree?
Submitted works or thesis
  • Overall assessment of whether or not it has the potential to be developed into a work or a paper which will be awarded a degree.
Oral examination
  • What is the candidate's awareness of the quality of his / her presented work, the content of the essay, or the result of the language proficiency test?
  • What direction is the candidate considering in terms of artwork and research after being admitted to the course?
  • Is the candidate able to logically and lucidly express his / her personal opinions?

Notification of Results

January 30, Wednesday, 2019

Admission Procedures

All the necessary forms and the fees should be posted by February 13 (Wednesday), 2019.

School Fees

Admission

Hachioji Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo

  • - All new students will enroll in April.
  • - For international students, if the immigration authorities reject the application for “Authorization of Resident Eligibility” or “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” from February 2019, admission will be automatically canceled. Also, applicants must receive “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” by April 1, 2019.

About Application Guidelines

Please read the “Application Guidelines 2019” for details in admission (details may differ).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. Are there any classes conducted in English?

    All classes and presentations are held in Japanese only.
    Therefore, we strongly recommend applicants to study Japanese language beforehand.
    A rough guide for Japanese Language level is Level 2 of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N2).

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  • Q2. Are there summer programs or short programs?

    We do not offer summer programs nor short programs.

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  • Q3. Is there autumn admission?

    We do not offer autumn admissions.
    All new students are enrolled in the beginning of April.

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  • Q4. How long is the Doctoral Degree course?

    The duration for the Doctoral Degree course is 3 years in total.

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Address for Application and Inquiries

Tama Art University Admissions Section
Hachioji Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0394
Tel: +81-42-679-5602
Contact via E-mail: nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp