International Research Students

This site provides instructions for applicants who wish to enroll at the following programs.

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • International Peace and Co-existence Program
  • International Economic Development Program
  • International Education Development Program

Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering

  • Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program (Development Science Field)

About International Research Students

Students wishing to study a specific subject, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, may be admitted as research students ("kenkyuusei"). Research students are not entitled to degrees upon completion of his/her research work. Most applicants for admission to a graduate school gain admission to the University as a research student first, and then prepare for the entrance examination to the graduate school of their choice while researching their subject in more detail.

In order to apply for research student course, first of all, you should find your prospective supervisor and have a talk with him/her on your research, using e-mail or phone.

We will send you the application forms if you get his/her agreement to supervise you after your admission. So, please contact us by e-mail using the contact information below.

Submission Period

Those residing in Japan

Research Start Period Application Deadline
From April 1 End of February
From October 1 End of August

Those living outside Japan

Research Start Period Application Deadline
From April 1 End of November of previous year
From October 1 End of May

Application Procedure

For details, see the "Application Procedure for International Research Students".

Contact Us

Support Office for the fields of International Development and Cooperation

1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, JAPAN, 739-8529
Email: koku-gaku (at)