Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Tokyo Yakka Daigaku.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 3.2/4.0. (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2).
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1880; became Tokyo College of Pharmacy in 1949; assumed present name in 1994. Consists of two undergraduate schools: The School of Pharmacy and The School of Life Science. Usual admission requirements are high school graduation (12 years of education) and institution's entrance examination.
Grading is high; few fail (and are not reported). Most schools issue records in English showing A, B, C = minimum pass; a few use D as minimum pass. Grades reported annually in terms of units, credits or hours per week.
Language of instruction: Japanese.
Master's: 2 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination; by coursework, thesis and examination.
Doctorate: 3 years after master's degree; by dissertation and examination.
Last updated: May 09, 2005