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

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Update: 2024/07/21

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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?
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Mathematics has many technical aspects. Students can only acquire this technical acumen at their own pace. By receiving advice from veterans, students can accelerate the pace at which they acquire this know-how while remedying any idiosyncrasies they have picked up, and, most importantly, the simplest advice can often serve as a springboard for the rapid acquisition of technical skills. Advisors are the people who provide this advice. Pre-Advisors provide advice during the important seven-month period from acceptance to enrollment, while Advisors serve as your counselors after enrollment.

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?
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?