Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University
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Update: 2012/09/28

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FAQ on entering the Graduate School of Mathematics

Q1 What kinds of lectures and courses does the School offer?
Q2 How much freedom will I have in selecting my research topic?
Q3 I’m a student in the Department of Physics. Can I enroll in the Graduate School of Mathematics?
Q4 Is there any disadvantage if I am coming from another university?
Q5 I am not completely certain about what area of study I want to pursue? Can I still apply?
Q6 I want to become a mathematics researcher. What kind of support will the Graduate School of Mathematics offer to this end?
Q7 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?
Q8 I am interested in computers. Will studying at the Graduate School of Mathematics interfere with this interest?
Q9 What are Advisors and Pre-Advisors?
Q10 How can I go about getting loans?
Q11 I heard that the Graduate School of Mathematics no longer requires a Master’s Thesis. Is this true?
Q12 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?
Q13 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?
Q14 How should we pursue independent study?
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A detailed list of study methods can be found on the Education and Careers section of the homepage. More importantly, you should try to go to Cafe David or attend open seminars. There, it is commonplace to see a large number of students pursuing mathematics with vigor. By availing yourself of these services, we believe the interests and desires you possess with regard to mathematics will naturally expand.

Q15 Is it possible to obtain a teaching license (just) during the Master’s Course?
Q16 Why did the Graduate School of Mathematic undertake such drastic academic reforms?