Opportunity to Study in Laboratory
Opportunity to Study in Laboratory

Opportunity to Study in Laboratory of Rural Planning
There are several opportunities for international students/scholars to study in Laboratory of Rural Planning. We are concerned about research ability of applicants as well as diversity of international students in terms of their nationality and background. Due to the limited office, only a few research students will be accepted every year. Government-sponsored international students will be considered an advantage under such constraints. If you wish to study in our laboratory, please first contact Dr. Hashimoto to inform him of your:
  • Curriculum Vitae with official academic records

  • fluency in English and/or in Japanese and the ability to communicate in a scientific environment (official transcript of TOEFL or IELTS scores and/or Japanese Language Proficiency Test scores is mandatory requirement for all applicants whose native language is not Japanese/English)

  • research experience (research topic(s) you dealt with in your undergraduate or project experience you have) (ca. 1000 words)

  • a research proposal that clearly states (i) the research objectives of the candidate during stay in Japan and (A) the corresponding background and skills of the applicant (ca. 1000 words)

For Graduate Students (master’ and doctor’s program)
If you wish to study in our laboratory as a graduate student, you need to apply for the entrance examination of the graduate school of agriculture. Please read through the instructions for applicants:

For Post-doctoral Scholars
We also welcome post-doctoral researchers from all countries as long as their research interests clearly fit the research agenda of our laboratory. As a post-doctoral scholar, you are expected have an ability to work independently as well as to interact with other scientists. During your stay, postdoctoral scholars will be expected to contribute to the ongoing research projects in our laboratory. Areas of particular interest recent years include community planning, land use regulation, wildlife damage management, biomass utilization, rural resource management strategy. International comparisons of these topics are welcome.

* General Information for International Scholars
For prospective students:
Fellowships of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS):