Research Student

Research Student

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.
Please discuss the substance of your research with the professor under whom you wish to study before applying.

Admission Requirements

- Those who may be admitted to the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences as a foreign research student shall:
(1)have completed of 14 years of formal education in a foreign country.
or
(2)have graduated from a university, or a junior college in Japan ("tanki daigaku", which offers a 2 or 3 years of curriculum-based learning), after having completed 12 years of education in a foreign country.
or
(3)be recognized from the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences as having the equivalent of one of the requirements listed above.

- Those who may be admitted to the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences as a foreign research student shall:
(1)have completed of 16 years of formal education in a foreign country.
or
(2)be recognized by the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences as having the equivalent qualifications as a research student.

Application Procedures

[1] Application Form (prescribed forms)
[2] Curriculum Vitae (prescribed forms)
[3] Research Plan as a research student
[4] Letter of Recommendation
[5] Certificate of Graduation or Certificate of Expected Graduation by school most recently attended
[6] Certificate of Degree Conferred or Certificate of Expected Degree issued by school most recently attended
[7] Transcript issued by school most recently attended
[8] Medical Certificate (prescribed form)
[9] Documents that certify the applicant’s language ability
For admission to the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences as a foreign research student, the applicant must have scored 100 points or higher on “Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1,” 500 points or higher on “TOEFL” (61 points or higher on iBT), or 600 points or higher on “TOEIC”, or 425 points or higher on “CET-6” in principle.
[10] Documents that certify the applicant’s ability to pay expenses
[11] Survey Items Required When Applying as a Foreign Research Student at the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences and the School of Integrated Arts and Sciences (prescribed forms)
[12] Application Fee \9,800
[13] Copy of Resident Record /Juminhyo/ (Only required for foreigners living in Japan)

After consulting with your academic supervisor, please request application guidance at least one month before the application deadline.
Submit application documents to/Make an inquiry to:
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Support Office (Graduate Program), Hiroshima University
1-7-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-8521 JAPAN
Tel: 082-424-6318/+81-82-424-6318 (from abroad)
E-mail: souka-gaku-sien (at) office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp  ((at) in place of @.)

Due Date for Application

Applicant residing overseas: 4 months before admission
(November 30 for admission in April, and May 31 for admission in October)
Applicant residing in Japan: 1 month before admission
(February 28 for admission in April, and August 31 for admission in October)

Other

The follow page will provide you with necessary information and outline the regulations commonly applied to all international students, regardless of the fields or levels into which they may seek admission.

Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Faculty List (Japanese Pages)

Divisions

21st Century Science Projects

Integrated Arts and Sciences Project
Research Projects of Peace Studies


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