[Important] On the 2024 Entrance Examination (schedule B) for Graduate Program´╝╗2023.10.03´╝Ż

  • Guidance for Graduate School Entrance Examination
  • This department does not provide online guidance for the Schedule B entrance examination. Information on the entrance examination and each laboratory of the department can be obtained from the following website. About their research, please ask the faculty members of each laboratory. For application details, please obtain the application guidelines from the Graduate School website and follow the instructions.
    On the Entrance Examination 2024
  • Submission of TOEFL Score
  • This department requires applicants to submit TOEFL scores taken in advance. Although the deadline for score submission is not specified in the application guideline of the Graduate School, if you apply for this department on Schedule B, the score must be received by the University by 17:00 on January 24, 2024 (Wed.).
  • Schedule of Oral Examination
  • This department will conduct an oral examination based on the essays submitted in advance. Although the schedule for the oral examination is not specified in the application guidelines for the Graduate School, it is scheduled for February 5 (Mon.) and 6 (Tue.), 2024. The essay assignment is expected to be sent to applicants in January 2024. Please refer to the announcement dated June 21, 2023 on this website to obtain the entrance examination questions from previous years.

[Important] Difficult-to-obtain past year's entrance examination questions [2023.06.21]

  • It has been found that the previous year's exam questions of this department sold at the Photocopy Center of the Faculty of Arts and Letters as the 2022 Master's Course Entrance Examination (conducted in 2021) are incomplete due to missing pages. In addition, the past exam questions for the Master's Course Entrance Examination 2021 (conducted in 2020) are not available at the Photocopy Center of the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences. If you wish to obtain those past exam questions, please request them to Takeshi SAKURAI (takeshi-sakurai[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp) (replace [at] with @), Head of the Department Graduate Program. Please note that the past questions of 2022 that will be sold at the Photocopy Center are expected to be replaced by the complete version after June 21, 2023.

[Important] Deadline for Submission of TOEFL Scores for the Graduate School Entrance Examination in August 2023 (Additional Information)[2023.06.01]

  • Regarding the deadline for submission of TOEFL scores for the Graduate School Entrance Examination in August 2023, there is some information added to the Application Guidelines and Supplementary Explanations posted on the Graduate School's website. Please get it from the following link.
  • Deadline for Submission of TOEFL Scores (Additional Information)

[Important] Guidance for Graduate School Entrance Examination (Saturday, May 13th, 2023) will be held online (registration required) [2023.03.30]

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics will hold Guidance for Graduate School Entrance Examination online as follows.
  • Date: May 13, 2023 (Sat) 13:00-15:30
  • Guidance will be conducted via Zoom.
  • Participants need to apply by 24:00 on Wednesday, May 10th using the application form below.
  • Application form
  • Zoom access information will be sent to the registered email address by May 12th. We will be careful not to leak such as your application or email address to anyone other than the staffs in charge.
  • The guidance is in three parts.
  • Part 1: 13:00-13:30 General Guidance. Choice of Japanese session or English session
    Part 2: 13:30-14:00 Guidance by each laboratory (1)
    14:00-14:30 Guidance by each laboratory (2)
    Part 3: 14:30- Guidance by graduate students
  • Please note that if you do not participate in Part 1, you will not be able to enter Part 2 and Part 3 of Zoom.
We look forward to your participation.

[Notice] Guidance for Graduate School Entrance Examination (May 13) [2023.2.8]

The Graduate School Entrance Examination Guidance for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics will be held for those who wish to enter the graduate school in the 2024 academic year as follows.
  • Date: May 13 (Sat.), 2023, 13:00~.
  • It will be conducted using Zoom (possibly in a hybrid format).
  • Explanations will be given in both Japanese and English.
Details of the content and how to register will be announced shortly.

Announcement: The Entrance Examination Questions of Previous Years for the Master's and Doctoral Programs [2023.1.23][2023.4.18 (period extended)]

If you wish to take the entrance examination for the Master's or Doctoral Programs of this Department and have difficulty in obtaining the examination questions of previous years, such as if you live overseas, please contact us at the following email address. We will send you the PDF files of the entrance examination questions of previous years. This service will be implemented until March 2024.[extended]
Takeshi SAKURAI (takeshi-sakurai[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp, please replace [at] with @),
the head of the Department Program

Announcement: Entrance examinations for graduate courses enrolled in 2023 academic year [2022.3.11, 2022.04.19 Revised]

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is planning to amend the implementation methods of the entrance examinations for the graduate courses enrolled in the 2023 academic year. The examinations will be carried out during the 2022 academic year.
For the convenience of the prospective applicants, we provide the preliminary notice as follows:
  • Preliminary notice
  • The above document was revised on April 19, 2022. Those who have downloaded the previous version, please replace it with the revised version. Please be sure to confirm the official application guidelines available at the official announcement (available only in Japanese).

    Announcement: Entrance examinations for graduate courses enrolled in 2023 academic year [2022.3.11]

    The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is planning to amend the implementation methods of the entrance examinations for the graduate courses enrolled in the 2023 academic year. The examinations will be carried out during the 2022 academic year.
    For the convenience of the prospective applicants, we provide the preliminary notice as follows:
  • Preliminary notice
  • Please be sure to confirm the official application guidelines to be announced in the beginning of April, 2022.

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

    How can we meet the global need for foodstuffs and agricultural materials under the growing constraints of natural resources and environment as well as the imperfect food distribution such as coexistence of hunger and satiation?
    This challenging issue should be addressed in consideration of fundamental socio-economic elements, i.e. unsustainable development and resource depletion, enlargement of poverty and social inequality, and economic and institutional conflicts among developed and developing countries.
    Our department has a couple of key principles on graduate education and academic research for the agricultural and resource economics of the new age.

    1. Global perspective: Our research concerns have become broader and more internationalized beyond the traditional agricultural economics; intergenerational resource conservation, multifunctionality of agriculture, global food system, harmonization of international trade system, rural development and community, while encompassing the new disciplines of other applied economics such as development economics, environmental economics and institutional economics.
    2. Local perspective: We are paying attention to rural reality of individuals and community. Our fieldwork approach, through which we have accumulated academic knowledge and have established reserch networks, is one of effective methods for our study aims to compare Japanese and overseas agricultural economies.
    We continue our intensive seminars and classes for graduate students, which could deepen their professional insights and enhance their communication abilities. In addition, we would strengthen intellectual collaboration with other natural science thoughts. One of the keys for solution of perplexing problems above-mentioned could surely be technological progress thanks to developments of bioscience and information technology. We have good opportunity and favorite circumstance as a department of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences to make mutually academic dialogue and scientific discussion for future prospects.