Application forms are available for download from this page.
Please fill out the appropriate forms and bring or send them by post together with the other required documents.
Applications may not be submitted by e-mail. Please follow the procedure below, if you prefer to have printed application forms mailed to you.

2020/06/11
【For Doctoral Course】
In consideration of the spreading of the new coronavirus infection, NAIST may hold online interviews using an online conference system for applicants who live overseas or areas located far from NAIST for 2020 fall and 2021 spring examinations, instead of on-site interviews. Even in cases when it is decided to hold online interviews for those applicants who have difficulty in taking the examination at NAIST in person, the remainder of the guideline information, etc. (that other than "4.Method of Examination") will remain applicable and unchanged.
The guidelines for the doctoral course can be downloaded from this page.

2020/05/18
In consideration of the spreading of the new coronavirus infection, NAIST has decided to cancel the master's course 2020 fall admission 2nd entrance examination and the master's course 2021 spring admission 1st entrance examination (includes both NAIST and Tokyo examinations).
However, instead of these, two new master's course entrance examinations are scheduled, the master's course 2020 fall admission 2nd entrance examination (online interview) and the master's course 2021 spring admission 1st entrance examination (online interview).
The Admission Information and Application Guide for this new entrance examination (online interview) can be downloaded from this page.

Master's Course

Applicants who do not hold Japanese nationality and are expected to stay with student visa after enrollment must ask the professor of the laboratory you wish to join to gain a "Letter of Provisional Acceptance" at least one month prior to the first day of the application period.

Admission Information and Application Guide(PDF)Application forms
Application Form Checklist Letter of Provisional Acceptance Submission Form of Documents Verifying English Proficiency

For 2021
(Online

Interview)

2021
(Online Interview)
2021 form
(Online Interview)
2021 Check list
(Online Interview)
2021 form
(Online Interview)
2021 form
(Online Interview)

For Fall 2020
(Online

Interview)

2020 Fall
(Online Interview)
2020 Fall form
(Online Interview)
2020 Fall Check list
(Online Interview)
2020 Fall form
(Online Interview)
2020 Fall form
(Online Interview)
For 2021 2021 2021 form 2021 Checklist 2021 form -
For Fall 2020 2020 Fall 2020 Fall form 2020 Fall Checklist 2020 Fall form -

FAQ for Online Interview

The template for materials science applicants
Spring 2021 / Fall 2020 (Online Interview)
Spring 2021 / Fall 2021

*For students residing in Japan
[Important] Downloading application forms

All application forms are available for downloading except for the examination fee payment form.
If you require the examination fee payment form from NAIST or if you are considering other ways of payment (ATM,etc.), please contact the Admissions Section (See contact information below).

Doctoral Course

Applicants for the doctoral course should contact the professor of the laboratory they wish to enter in advance so as to gain a thorough understanding of the fields of research available there.

Admission Information
and Application Guide(PDF)
Application forms
Application FormChecklist
For 2021 2021
(PDF: 388KB)
2021 form
(word: 105KB)
2021 Checklist
(PDF: 57KB)
For Fall 2020 2020 Fall
(PDF: 308KB)
2020 Fall form
(word: 56KB)
2020 Fall Checklist
(PDF: 56KB)

*For students residing in Japan
[Important] Downloading application forms

All application forms are available for downloading except for the examination fee payment form.
If you require the examination fee payment form from NAIST or if you are considering other ways of payment (ATM,etc.), please contact the Admissions Section (See contact information below).

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[Contact address]
Admissions Section
Educational Affairs Division
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma Nara 630-0192 Japan
TEL: +81(743)72-5083
E-mail: exam[at]ad.naist.jp