Admission information

The Graduate School of Information Science offers students thorough support in their application and after admission. 

Admission information

Admission policy

Profile of the students sought by the Graduate School of Information Science.

The new International Program

The international program for Master students.

Examination guidelines

The entrance examination and the selection process.

Past entrance examination data

The number of applicants, examinees, and subsequently enrolled students.


Details on the entrance examination

Application Guidelines

Download the application guideline.

Admission schedule

Schedule for Master's and Doctoral Programs.

Examination procedures

Procedures to be followed on the day of the entrance examination.

Sample Examination Questions

Some questions extracted from tests of past years.
- Example Questions for Standard Program (written in Japanese)PDF file
- Example Questions for International ProgramPDF file

For more detailed information, please see NAIST Admission Information page.

Event Information

Daily campus tour

The Graduate School of Information Science, the Information Technology Center and the Digital Library offer a campus tour daily to all interested visitors to give a glimpse of our research labs and their environment (pre-registration required).

Lab experience

This is a short-term trial experience of the Lab of your choice anytime you want (pre-registration required).

Summer Seminar/Spring Seminar

Those considering application for the entrance examination or interested in knowing more about the Graduate School's activities can attend seminars held in spring and summer.

Career and academic advising

We answer questions and offer counseling to undergraduates about continuing their studies in the Graduate School of Information Science. This can also be carried out by e-mail.

International student support

NAIST offers support regarding:


Examination questions

The most frequent questions about the entrance examination.

After admission questions

The most frequent questions about procedures after admission, student life and related topics