What is it?
An International Research Student (Kenkyusei in Japanese) is a non-degree-pursuing student who studies a specific subject under the supervision of a faculty member of the Graduate School. International research students can also prepare for the entrance examination of the Master or Doctoral program, usually for 1 year. During this period, you can also learn Japanese for your campus activities and your daily life.
How to apply?
First you have to decide ｔo which department you want to apply, which Professor to take academic instruction under. You can contact Professors in IST from the following webpage:
Please contact the professor directly by email and get an informal acceptance from him (or her). We recommend you to attach your research program and copy of your transcripts so that the professor can make a judgment.
When you receive the informal acceptance from the professor, please forward the acceptance email to Office of International Relations.
After that, we can send application forms to you by email.
Period of Application
Winter semester (October) entrance → 1st May ---31st May
Summer semester (April) entrance → 1st November ---30th November
School expenses for the International research student program
Application fees → 9,800 Japanese Yen
Admission fees → 84,600 Japanese Yen
Tuitions → Summer term 173,400 Japanese Yen,
Winter term 173,400 Japanese Yen
(As of October 1st, 2016)