Agricultural Development Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 3.56 k / Year(s) Deadline: Mar 14, 2024
36 place StudyQA ranking:3329 Duration:2 years

IPADS MSc Program is a two-year coursework and research program towards the University of Tokyo’s MSc (Agricultural Sciences) degree. To graduate, students must satisfactorily gain 30 credit points from the subject list below (courses in 2016) and pass the defense of their Master’s thesis. Subjects with * are compulsory. Subjects with + are semi-compulsory (i.e. at least one of them has to be completed before submission of the Master’s thesis).

The lectures are mainly taught by the professors at the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences of the University of Tokyo. The professors have excellent academic carrier and wide experiences in international researches. Students can also use the university’s link with other universities and institutes both national and international.

Courses List

Code Course Name Credit
3910312 IPADS Development Studies(*) 2
3910313 IPADS Case Studies(*) 2
3910301 IPADS Food Resources 2
3910314 IPADS Crop Modeling 2
3910322 IPADS Crop Modeling Advanced 2
3910316 IPADS Summer Crop Management (+) 2
3910317 IPADS Winter Crop Management (+) 2
3910318 IPADS Plant Improvement 2
3910319 IPADS Soil Fertility Management 2
3910302 International Forest Development 1
3910303 International Forest Certification 2
3910304 Forest Insect Ecology 2
3910305 IPADS Economics 2
3910320 IPADS Statistics 2
3910324 IPADS Coastal Ecology 2
3910323 Sustainability and Crop Production 2
3910321 IPADS Guest Seminars 2
3910325 IPADS Research Seminars 4
3910311 International Master’s Research 8
  • Application form
  • Proof of Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Research work conducted by the applicant, such as a Bachelor’s thesis, Honor’s thesis or equivalent (graduates of Bachelor’s programs with no research component will be given an essay assignment at the time of shortlisting)
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Two letters of recommendation by university academics
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of Examination Fee payment (the details regarding Examination Fee will be sent out at the time of shortlisting)

Scholarships

A limited number of full scholarships funded by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) may be available to outstanding applicants. These scholarships cover the enrollment fee and tuition as well as living expenses. Selection for these scholarships will be conducted concurrently with selection for admission. Please note that the IPADS Office does not disclose the availability of these scholarships prior to the selection. No reply will be given to such inquiries.

IPADS also welcomes applications from students who have been made an initial offer of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship through the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Prospective students interested in this pathway should contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate. The application deadline differs for each country, but as a guideline, it is usually between March and May of the year before the commencement of study. More information about the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship is available at UT Campus Life webisite.

A number of other scholarships, both publicly and privately funded, may be also available to students with extraordinary merits. Such scholarships include, but are not limited to:

  • University of Tokyo Fellowship
  • JICA ABE Initiative
  • JICA PEACE Project
  • Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP)
  • private scholarships offered by benefactors
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