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【important】 regarding the Entrance Examination in AY 2022,

SOKENDAI plans to shift to a system to set up 20 courses under Graduate Institute for Advanced Studies in April 2023. The following information is subject to change.
The application guidelines for the 2023 entrance selection will be available in late August 2022 or later.

(Examination schedules: Five-year/ Three-year Doctoral Program)

Admission Date Date
October 2022 admission Application period July 7th through July 13th, 2022
Examination date August 18th and 19th, 2022
April 2023 admission
October 2023 admission*
* October 2023 admission is only for 3-year Doctoral Program)
Application period October 6th through October 12th, 2022
Examination date November 29th and 30th, 2022

* The annual winter Entrance examination (For 3-year Doctoral program, April 2023 and October 2023 admissions) will be integrated into the above admission held on November 29th and 30th, 2022 for this year only.

The Department of Space and Astronautical Science, the School of Physical Sciences, SOKENDAI(the Graduate University for Advanced Studies) conducts entrance exams for the 5-year course for university graduates or equal, and of the 3-year course (admission into the 3rd course of the 5-year course) for students with master’s degrees as follows.

For details of application guidelines, see below.

For the basic policy of selection for admission into the Department of Space and Astronautical Science, see “Our Policy”.

Overview of entrance exams

The following is an overview of latest entrance exams for the Department of Space and Astronautical Science (admission in October 2016 and in April 2017). For details, see the application guidelines above.


To request for application form and guidelines as well as questions about the exams, ask the following.

Student Welfare Section, Educational Affairs Department, SOKENDAI
Address: Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0193, Japan
Tel: 046-858-1525/1526