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Admission Policy

Ideal students being sought

The Department seeks students who have strong interests in statistical science and aspire to resolving ongoing problems and forging new fields of knowledge. It welcomes particularly those who seek to move beyond existing academic frameworks and create new systems of learning, and those who are willing to engage thoroughly in the task of developing statistical science in the broad sense, that is, developing a discipline that uses data on uncertain phenomena to draw inferences and take action, based on the various related fields.
  

Basic approach to selecting applicants

 
  1. Statistical science is an interdisciplinary field that draws on a variety of related disciplines. As such, the Department welcomes applicants from other disciplines.
  2. The Department judges whether applicants have the basic competence necessary to obtain the degree.
  3. Five-year doctoral program: The Department requires applicants to attend a written examination and an interview examination. The Department then forms a comprehensive judgment based on factors, such as the applicant’s mathematical and English abilities, their desired research theme, and their motivation toward research.
  4. Third-year applicants: The Department requires applicants to attend an interview examination. The Department then forms a comprehensive judgment based on factors, such as the applicant’s desired research theme, the contents of their research (Master’s thesis and other academic papers), their basic knowledge on statistical science, and whether they have the qualities to be a researcher.