Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University
ADDRESS: Furocho, Chikusaku, Nagoya, Japan / POSTAL CODE: 464-8602

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Update: 2024/04/16

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FAQ on entering the Graduate School of Mathematics

Q1 What are the differences between International (G30) and Japanese Master Programs
Q2 What are the differences between International (G30) and Japanese Doctor Programs
Q3 What kinds of lectures and courses does the School offer?
Q4 How much freedom will I have in selecting my research topic?
Q5 I’m a student in the Department of Physics. Can I enroll in the Graduate School of Mathematics?
Q6 Is there any disadvantage if I am coming from another university?
Q7 I am not completely certain about what area of study I want to pursue? Can I still apply?
Q8 I want to become a mathematics researcher. What kind of support will the Graduate School of Mathematics offer to this end?
Q9 I plan to find a job once I graduate. Would it be meaningful for me to spend two years at the Graduate School of Mathematics?
Q10 I am interested in computers. Will studying at the Graduate School of Mathematics interfere with this interest?
Q11 What are Advisors and Pre-Advisors?
Q12 How can I go about getting loans?
Q13 I heard that the Graduate School of Mathematics no longer requires a Master’s Thesis. Is this true?
Q14 The specialized education in graduate schools at other universities focuses on seminars with individual guidance. What kind of specialized education does the Graduate School of Mathematics offer?
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The Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Mathematics is typified by a systematic series of lectures and interactive, participatory small-group classes which together allow students to acquire breadth in basic skills and mathematical techniques. As such, seminars with individual guidance are supplementary. We believe that the most important tools in practicing mathematics are solid fundamental skills and flexible thinking. By having students hone their fundamentals at the entry level while exposing them to the universal nature of mathematics, with its variety of aspects, we are certain that students can develop the strong mathematical skills they need to become successful researchers.

Q15 I heard that Advisors’specializations sometimes do not match students’ areas of interest. How does the Graduate School ensure that students receive expert guidance in these cases?
Q16 How should we pursue independent study?
Q17 Is it possible to obtain a teaching license (just) during the Master’s Course?
Q18 Why did the Graduate School of Mathematic undertake such drastic academic reforms?