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

Admission

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?
Q15 Is it possible to obtain a teaching license (just) during the Master’s Course?
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Yes. If the undergraduate school or department from which you graduated was certified for granting mathematics teacher credentials, the credits you obtained at the undergraduate level can be applied toward a teaching license. You can obtain a specialized teaching license by completing the remaining required credits during your time in the Mater’s Progrm. For more information, please read the pertinent section of the Student Handbook and contact the School of Science Educational Affairs Section. If the undergraduate school or department from which you graduated was not certified for granting teacher licenses, you will have to pursue your license from square one, which will require considerable preparation on your part.

Q16 Why did the Graduate School of Mathematic undertake such drastic academic reforms?