2022年度10月期 学生募集要項(October 2022 Application Guidelines)

1. Number of Recruitment

Graduate Program on Physics for the Universe, (here after, GP-PU) will recruit a few graduate students in October 2022.

2. Eligibility

2022年10月の時点で理学研究科の博士課程前期2年の課程(修士課程)の2年次に在籍予定で9月修了を予定している大学院生.また、後期3年課程在籍予定の学生にも応募資格を認める場合があるので事前に問い合わせること.選考にあたっては、海外の連携大学・部局との宇宙創成物理学に関連する国際共同指導による博士論文研究を行う見通しが立つかどうか、指導教員の強い推薦があり、GP-PU に所属することが相応しいと判断されるかどうかを重視する.
Applicants must be second year graduate students enrolling in the master course at Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University as of October 2022. Students who are also scheduled to enroll in the first year of the three-year Doctoral Program and obtain approval from the GP-PU Program Committee may be allowed to participate in the Program, as a special case. The applicants should conduct research related to physics for the Universe, and plan to continue on to the doctor course soon after completing the master course. The applicant should also have a strong recommendation from their academic supervisor with an expectation to be appropriate to join GP-PU.

GP-PU is a continuous graduate program, starting from the second year in Master’s program, followed by three years of Doctoral program. Only the students who plan to continue on to the Doctoral program are eligible to apply for this program.

海外の連携大学・部局は、アムステルダム大学(NIKHEF 研究所)、ウィスコンシン大学、オーストラリア国立大学、オルセー原子核研究所、カリフォルニア大学(バークレー校)、ソウル大学、ドイツ重イオン研究所、ドイツ電子シンクロトロン研究所、ハワイ大学、ハンプトン大学(ジェファーソン研究所)、プリンストン大学、ポーランドヤゲロー大学、マインツ大学、マサチューセッツ工科大学、ワシントン大学、マックスプランク研究所、ミシガン州立大学、中国科学院理論物理学研究所、欧州合同素粒子原子核研究所、などの宇宙創成物理学国際共同大学院運営委員会で認める大学・研究機関である.
At the moment, the following universities and institutes are considered as partners in international collaborations. University of Amsterdam (NIKHEF Institute), University of California (Berkeley), University of Hawaii, University of Michigan, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Australian National University, Hampton University (Jefferson Lab.), Jagiellonian University, Mainz University (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Seoul University, CERN, Chinese Academy of Science, DESY, GSI, Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics(Orsay), Max Plank Institute.

3. Application procedures

  • 受付期間:2022年7月11日(月)〜7月15日(金)、9時〜16時.
    Application period: 9:00-16:00, Monday, July 11, 2022 – Friday, July 15, 2022.
  • 受付場所:宇宙創成物理学国際共同大学院(GP-PU)事務室(場所は次ページ下参照)
    Venue of application:International Joint Graduate Program office†. (Regarding the location of theSecretariat, please see the bottom of this document.)
    • 封筒に入れGP-PU事務室に持参する.ただし、郵送する場合は 2022年7月15日(金)必着とする.
      Put the application documents in the envelope and bring it to the GP-PU office.
    • 郵送の場合は2022年7月15日(金)必着とする.封筒には「宇宙創成物理学国際共同大学院プログラム出願書類在中」と朱書きし、宇宙創成物理学国際共同大学院事務室に書留で郵送すること.
      In the case of application by mail, the application documents in the envelope and bring it to the GP-PU office. In the case of application by mail, the application documents must arrive no later than Friday, July 15, 2022. They must be sent by registered mail, with “Encl. application documents for GP-PU” written in red on the envelope. Mail the International Joint Graduate Program office (Regarding contact information, please see the bottom of the page.)

4. Required documents

A complete set of the following documents must be submitted within the application period. Download the forms from http://gp-pu.tohoku.ac.jp/application/

募集要項(Application Guidelines)

履修願書(Application form)
Form A(word,4.2MB)

出願理由書(Statement form)Form B(word,4.2MB)

受入予定教員による推薦書【厳封】(Recommendation Letter from your Prospective Supervisor)Form C(word,4.2MB)

  • 成績証明書の原本(学部と大学院のもの.写しは不可.)
    Original copies of academic transcripts (Undergraduate and graduate transcripts). Duplicate copies not allowed.
  • 英語能力試験(TOEFL®テスト、TOEIC®テスト等)の過去5年以内に発行されたテストスコアシートの写し.
    A photo-copy of a score sheet of English Proficiency Test carried out in the past five years.


If certificates to be submitted are written in a foreign language other than English, a Japanese or English translation must be attached. (A translation by the applicant is accepted.)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submitted application documents will not be returned.

TOEFL、TOEFL/iBT、TOEFL/ITP および TOEIC はエデュケーショナル テスティング サービス(ETS)の登録商標です.

5. Selection method

Applicants will be screened upon the submitted documents and the interview result. The interview will be conducted on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Details will be informed to the applicant later.

6. Announcement of application results

The announcement of application results will be sent to all applicants by e-mail on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

7. Financial support

GP-PU student will be hired as RA (Research Assistant). The amount of work and salary will be determined by the rules at Tohoku University. If you are currently receiving a scholarship or a financial support, consult us in advance in order not to violate any regulations among them.

8. Completion requirements

To complete the program, students must fulfill not only the requirements for completion of their graduate school, but also the requirements separately prescribed for completion of GP-PU program. For more information, please see the website of GP-PU (https://gp-pu.tohoku.ac.jp/)

In order to participate in the GP-PU Program, student must enter Department of Physics or Astronomical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University.

If GP-PU is the major, duplicate courses are not allowed. If GP-PU is a minor, multiple courses will be considered individually. Please consult in advance.

In principle, successful applicants should apply to the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) for Research Fellowship for Young Scientists(DC).

GP-PU候補生/GP-PU Candidate

GP-PU候補生とは / What is a GP-PU candidate

If a 4th year undergraduate or a 1st year master’s student who is a member of a physics or astronomy lab. has an opportunity to give a presentation at international conferences, ask your supervisor for your request to be GP-PU potential candidate. GP-PU will review the contents of your presentation, and if you're willing to challenge the GP-PU entry exam. when you are a 2nd year master's student, we will support your travel expenses to attend the international conference as GP-PU potential candidate.

郵送先・問い合わせ先: 宇宙創成物理学国際共同大学院事務室
[Contact Information] GP-PU Office

仙台市青葉区荒巻字青葉 6-3
理学研究科事務棟 2F [H-11]
Phone:022-795-5578, Email:gppu [at] grp.tohoku.ac.jp
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First floor, Science Administrative Center, School of Science[H-11], Tohoku University
6-3, Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 JAPAN
Phone:+81-(0)22-795-5578, Email:gppu [at] grp.tohoku.ac.jp
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