Doctoral course
General selection
(presentation type)

Graduate School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

FY 2021 Application Guidelines

Number of students
to be admitted
Doctoral course: a combined total of 6 students from general selection (language and oral examination type), general selection (presentation type) and internal selection
Examination fee

35,000 yen

[The bank account for the transfer of the examination fee]
Bank name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch name: Sano Branch
Account number: 1932781 (saving account)
Account holder: Kenji Noda, President, Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Graduate School

[Foreign remittance] Payment should be remitted in Japanese yen.
Bank name: SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION SANO BRANCH
Bank address: 3-11-14, Uemachi, Izumisano-shi, Osaka, 598-0007, Japan
SWIFT CODE: SMBC JP JT
Account number: 1932781
Account holder: Director Kenji Noda Osakataiikudaigakudaigakuin
Account holder address: 1-1, asashirodai, kumatoricho, sennan-gun, Osaka, 590-0496, Japan
Phone number: +81-724-53-7031

Examination site

Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
1-1, asashirodai, kumatoricho, sennan-gun, Osaka, 590-0496, Japan

Important notes
for applicants
  1. Contact your desired supervising professor prior to application (or eligibility screening if receiving one) and obtain their consent.
    Review the academic and research fields of the professor by referring to OUHS Graduate School guide, website, etc., to base your decision on their achievements and course content.
    If you are from another university and do not know how to reach the professor, contact the Graduate School Office.
  2. Submit application documents by mail or by bringing them in person to the Graduate School Office.
  3. Once received, the application documents and examination fee will not be returned for any reason.
  4. Please be reminded that if there are any problems/omissions in your application documents, you may not be allowed to take the examination.
  5. Once submitted, no changes to the application documents are permitted.
  6. If you have any questions about the application documents, contact the Graduate School Office.
    Graduate School Office: email grads-s@ouhs.ac.jp
Persons requiring special
accommodation(s) when
taking the entrance
examination

For a person with physical disability, accommodation(s) will be arranged at the time of taking the examination according to the degree of disability. Be sure to notify the office before applying.

Fees

(Japanese yen)

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 Annual amountFirst semesterSecond semester
Admission fee200,000 yen200,000 yen
Tuition700,000 yen350,000 yen350,000 yen
Experimental laboratory fee60,000 yen60,000 yen
Educational support association fee12,000 yen12,000 yen
Total972,000 yen622,000 yen350,000 yen

* Students from OUHS are exempted from the admission fee.
* If the first half is paid during the admission procedures, the second half shall be paid by October 15.

Scholarship

Research fellowship program
Each year, this unique program of OUHS gives 50,000 yen monthly to 3 students in the Doctoral course. As the application period starts with that for the Doctoral course, a person who wishes to apply should submit the application documents for the research fellowship together with those for the Doctoral course.

Application Guidelines

*This selection is not limited to foreign applicants, and the examination is open to anyone who have confidence in their English ability.

Number of students
to be admitted
A combined total of 6 students from general selection (language and oral examination type), general selection (presentation type) and internal selection
Application eligibility
  1. A person who holds a Master’s degree
  2. A person who has received a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in a foreign country
  3. A person designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Public Notice No. 118 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology dated September 1, 1989)*
    *A person engaged in research for at least 2 years at a university, research institute, etc., after graduating from a university or completing 16 years of school education overseas who has been recognized by OUHS Graduate School as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of a person with a Master’s degree based on their research achievements, etc.
  4. A person assessed as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of a person with a Master’s degree via individual eligibility screening in OUHS Graduate School who are aged 24 years or older
  5. A person expected to meet one of the above (1) to (4) by March 31, 2021.
Application eligibility
screening

A person who wishes to apply based on (3) or (4) must submit the following documents for eligibility screening prior to the admission application period.

  1. The period for the submission of eligibility screening documents

    [For those who plan to apply according to schedule A]

    Period for the submission of documentsNotification of the result of eligibility screening
    August 14, 2020 (Fri.) to August 24, 2020 (Mon.)
    (Must arrive by this date if mailed)
    August 28, 2020 (Fri.)
    To be mailed

    [For those who plan to apply according to schedule B]

    Period for the submission of documentsNotification of the result of eligibility screening
    December 4, 2020 (Fri.) to December 14, 2020 (Mon.)
    (Must arrive by this date if mailed)
    December 18, 2020 (Fri.)
    To be mailed
  2. Documents to submit
    1. Eligibility Screening Application (Form-24)
    2. Eligibility Screening Form (Form-25)
    3. Research Achievements Report (Form-26) An outline of research achievements to date
    4. Explanatory materials on the research achievements report (If the report includes publications such as research papers, attach a list and offprints of the papers.)
    5. 1 copy of the certificate of the completion of the last educational institution attended (prepared by the university/graduate school) (A photocopy not acceptable)
    6. 1 copy of your official transcript from the last educational institution attended (prepared by the university/graduate school) (A photocopy not acceptable)
    7. For foreigners, a copy of the passport (the ID page with the name, date of birth, photo, issuing agency, and expiration date) and a copy of the residence card (if applicable)
  3. Submission of eligibility screening documents
    Eligibility screening documents should be brought in to the Graduate School Office in person or sent by mail during the submission period.
    1. If bringing in to the office, the hours of acceptance shall be as follows:
      Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Closed on Sundays and public holidays
    2. If by mail, use “simple registered mail” when sending from a location within Japan.
      For international mail, use a method with a tracking service such as “international postal express mail service (EMS)”.
Schedule

Schedule A

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Application periodExamination date and locationResult notification
September 1, 2020 (Tue)

September 10, 2020 (Thu.)
(Must arrive by this date if mailed)
September 26, 2020 (Sat.)
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
October 2, 2020 (Fri.)
To be mailed

Schedule B

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Application periodExamination date and locationResult notification
January 12, 2021 (Tue.)

January 21, 2021 (Thu.)
(Must arrive by this date if mailed)
February 6, 2021 (Sat.)
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
February 12, 2021 (Fri.)
To be mailed

*Results are not released by phone.

Application documents

Prepare and submit the following documents.
2) If by mail, use “simple registered mail” when sending from a location within Japan.
For international mail, use a method with a tracking service, such as “international postal express mail service (EMS)”.

  1. Admission application Form-sigan
    • Application form
    • Photo ID sheet
    • Payment receipt
    • Examination Ticket
  2. Research plan report (Use Form-22 as the cover page)
    Prepare and attach your research plan.
  3. 1 copy of your official transcript (prepared by the university/graduate school attended) (A photocopy not acceptable)
  4. Master’s thesis, etc. (Use Form-23 as the cover page.)
    • 1 copy of your Master’s thesis or equivalent research paper
      (For those who are expected to complete a Master’s course, a thesis planned as a Master’s thesis)
    • Summary of the above paper
      (On A4-size paper [horizontal writing], about 1000 words in English using PC, etc.)
  5. 1 copy of the certificate of (expected) completion (prepared by the university/graduate school attended) (A photocopy not acceptable)
  6. Notification of approved eligibility – for those falling under (3) and (4) only
  7. For foreigners, a copy of the passport (the ID page with the name, date of birth, photo, issuing agency, and expiration date) and a copy of the residence card (if applicable)
  8. Research fellowship application documents (refer to p. 39 Research Fellowship Application Guidelines)
    • For those applying for research fellowship (Applications are accepted for Schedule A only; however, if all the 3 spots are not filled, the application period will be extended for Schedule B to fill the remaining spot[s].)
    • 1. Documents already submitted for eligibility screening may be omitted.
Examination procedure

An applicant’s research plan and presentation will be evaluated in a comprehensive manner to make a selection.

Timetable

Presentation in English 9:10 –

Notes

  1. Arrive at the waiting room at the examination site by 8: 50 a.m.
  2. Each applicant will be given 8 minutes to deliver their presentation. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.
  3. Applicants must prepare their presentation materials in advance with Microsoft PowerPoint software and use them to deliver the presentation on the examination day.
Admission procedures
  1. Those admitted will be notified by mail with the admission documents.
  2. Period of admission procedures
    Schedule AUntil October 15, 2020 (Thu.)
    Schedule BUntil February 25, 2021 (Thu.)
  3. An offer of admission will be revoked if the required procedures are not completed within the specified period.
  4. Once paid, the admission fee, tuition, and miscellaneous expenses are basically nonrefundable. However, for a person declining their admission in writing due to unavoidable circumstances, all except for the admission fee will be refunded. Admission can be declined until March 25, 2021 (Thu.) (The letter must arrive by this date).

Application Guidelines for OUHS Graduate School Doctorate Course Research Fellowship Program

Prepare a research achievements report using the following table, and submit it with the research fellowship application form and other necessary application documents.
*For the selection of the research fellows, applicants’ economic status may be taken into consideration.

Notes
  • The achievements to be listed should be limited to those published/presented during the current and previous fiscal years.
    Research papers accepted during the application period that are certain to be presented or published may be included (regardless of the timing of the presentation or publication).
  • Submit all research papers and other documents described in the report (photocopies are acceptable). Regarding those accepted for publication, submit the first draft or a document that proves the acceptance of the paper.
  • Should any wrongdoing by the fellowship recipient be detected, the funds received must be returned.

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CategoryScore (primary)Score (other than primary)Applicable achievement(s)
S 50 4 Papers published in academic journals: those undergoing a review process, such as original articles and review articles
(Papers other than original articles and review articles should be included in Category A)
Books and book translations
*Examples of the academic journals in Category S: Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences and the Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
A 20 2 Papers published in academic journals other than ones classified to Category S: those undergoing a review process, such as original articles and review articles
(Papers other than original articles and review articles should be included in Category B)
Papers published in university bulletin, etc. : original articles and such
*An example of the academic journals in Category A: Osaka Research Journal of Physical Education
B 10 1 Papers published in university bulletin, etc., other than ones classified to Category A
Presentations at academic conferences (ones undergoing a review process; however, those for an international conference can be included whether they had been reviewed or not)
C 5 0 Research reports issued by public organizations (the government, federations, physical education associations, etc.)
Textbooks, handbooks, etc.
Reports published in journals (magazines) in the research field
Presentations at academic conferences (without a review process)
D 1 0 Privately-made lecture textbooks, etc.
Reports other than ones classified to Category C
Journals, etc.

*The “primary” indicates the lead author.
– Before submission, have your instructor sign to verify that your achievements are classified properly.
– The student committee will make a final decision on the contents of the submitted achievements and make an assessment based on “the agreements on the assessment of a research achievements report.” 

*In principle, the research fellows will receive the scholarship (50,000 yen/month) continuously for 3 years. However, they are required to submit annual reports on their research activities to the student committee and, depending on the research progress, the payment of the scholarship funds may be suspended.

Form

学部・大学院SCHOOL / GRADUATE SCHOOL

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