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Graduate School

1. Conditions necessary for entering a graduate school in Japan

Although it depends on the course you enroll, as the conditions for enrollment, mainly the following are prescribed, and it is necessary to satisfy one of these conditions.

  1. MSc / Doctoral Course (previous term)
    1. Those who graduated from a Japanese university
    2. Those who received a bachelor's degree by the University Evaluation / Degree Award Mechanism
    3. Those who completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country
    4. Those who have completed 16 years of educational facilities designated as having courses at foreign universities in Japan
    5. Those who have completed specialized courses at designated vocational schools
    6. By graduate school, by individual examination of entrance qualifications, those who have academic ability equal to or higher than those who graduated from university and who have reached 22 years of age
  2. Doctoral Course (Late)
    1. Those who have a master's degree or professional degree in Japan
    2. Those who received a degree equivalent to a master's degree or a professional degree in a foreign country
    3. Those who have completed a course designated as having a foreign graduate course in Japan and are awarded a degree equivalent to a master's degree or a professional degree
    4. Those who graduated from university and who engaged in research in universities, research institutes (including foreign universities and research institutes) etc. for 2 years or more, and who acknowledged that there is academic ability equivalent to those with a master's degree at the graduate school
    5. By graduate school, by individual examination of entrance eligibility, those who have academic ability equal to or higher than those who have a master 's degree or professional degree and who have reached 24 years of age
  3. Doctoral program (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine)
    1. Those who have completed undergraduate (6 years) undergraduate medical, dental, pharmaceutical or veterinary medicine at a Japanese university
    2. Those who have a master's degree or professional degree in Japan
    3. Those who completed 18 years of school education in a foreign country
    4. Those who completed 18 years of educational facilities designated as having a foreign university course in Japan
    5. At graduate school, those who have acknowledged the academic ability equal to or higher than those who graduated from university by individual entry examination, those who have reached 24 years of age

2. What are the documents required for the application?

Required documents to be submitted vary by each graduate school. Please be sure to check each school by application guidelines etc.
In general, the following items are required.

  1. Application for admission (graduate school designation)
  2. Resume
  3. Certificate of graduation (anticipation) of undergraduate department
  4. Master's Degree Acquisition (Prospective) Certificate (in the case of Doctoral Course)
  5. Academic transcript of the final school
  6. A letter of recommendation from the president of the home university or dean or supervisor
  7. Research (graduation) thesis and its summary
  8. Research (hope) plan
  9. Medical certificate
  10. Photo
  11. Certificate of Alien Registered Document Certificate (in case of living in Japan)
  12. Guarantor's documents

3. Contents of Entrance Examination

There are various ways depending on the school, but usually it is done by combining some of the following.

  1. Document review
  2. Academic ability test (University implementation)
  3. interview
  4. Essay / essay
  5. Oral examination on major subjects

There are many times from August to October, also from February to March.

4. What do I need to graduate or complete?

It depends on graduate school and course. Please be sure to contact each school and confirm.

  Years of attendance Acquisition unit Other Acquired degree
Master's Course Over 2 years 30 units or more Examination of master's thesis
Pass the exam
Master's degree
Professional degree degree
(Master's Course)
2 years - 3 years or more 30 units or more
(Depending on graduate school
Different)
- Master (professional)
In case of law school
Doctor of Legal Affairs (Profession)
Doctoral course Over 5 years
(Master's 2 years
Including)
30 units or more
(In master's program
Including acquisition unit)
Examination of the doctoral dissertation
Pass the exam
Doctor

● What is a professional graduate school?
It is a curriculum which aims to train professionals who have advanced professional abilities and are active in leadership in social and economic fields. Representative examples include professional graduate schools such as law schools that train professionals in law, faculty training graduate schools, other business and MOT fields, accounting fields, and public policy fields.

● What is research student?
Research students are given to non-regular students such as the following.
① Persons enrolled for short-term research activities without aiming to acquire a degree
② Persons enrolled as short-term international students based on inter-university exchange agreements
③ Person who is using as preparation period for admission of graduate school regular course ※
There are many places to grant admission only by screening documents.
In order to obtain the status of residence of "study abroad" as a research student, it is necessary to attend more than 10 hours per week.
* There are graduate schools that deem that it is desirable to go through "research studies" as well as graduate schools that allow direct examination when entering the regular course of graduate school. For details, be sure to contact the school directly.

Supervisor
It is about faculty who will give instruction plan and research guidance, basically you need to search by yourself. Depending on the school, it is necessary to look for an academic advisor beforehand and obtain an acceptance of acceptance before applying.

(How to find a supervisor)

  • Ask a supervisor from your home university to introduce.
  • Acquired information from academic journals, former Japanese international students, researchers in their own countries, etc.
  • Search for teachers who are suitable for their major in the graduate school website, ReaD & Researchmap (website of National Institute of Informatics), J - GLOBAL (Website of Science and Technology Promotion Organization).

<When contacting teachers>
Specify your research results so far, the research plan in the future, the reason for choosing the teacher, etc. and specify a letter of recommendation etc for your instructor, if possible. Since the other party can only judge you from the written, it is necessary to repeatedly exchange and communicate your enthusiasm.

5. About Tuition

The following table shows the average amount of money delivered during the first year of a graduate school in Japan (Japanese student). The first year Tuition generally includes enrollment fee, tuition fee, facility / equipment cost etc etc. For foreign students, various systems that support Tuition burden in Japan such as various scholarships and Tuition reduction schemes (eg, 30% of tuition fee reduced in full) are enriched. For details, please check with the materials of each school or contact us directly.

First Year Delivery Average Unit: Yen and Dollar (Calculated at 1 US dollar = 90 Yen)

<The stated amount is the average amount not applying various scholarships and Tuition reduction plan etc>

National 817,800 yen $ 9,087
public ¥ 767,252 $ 8,525
private
(Master's Course)
art 1,481,903 yen $ 16,466
engineering ¥ 1,177,221
$ 13,080
Health 1,158,811 yen
$ 12,876
Science 1,124,503 yen
$ 12,494
Agricultural / veterinary medicine ¥ 1,071,544
$ 11,906
Pharmacy 1,054,003 yen
$ 11,711
Family affairs 1,028,480 yen
$ 11,428
Culture 991,145 yen
$ 11,013
Medical science ¥ 951,837
$ 10,576
Social science 917,861 yen
$ 10,198
Humanities 889,078 yen
$ 9,879
private
(Doctoral course)
art 1,374,298 yen $ 15,270
Health 1,109,485 yen
$ 12,328
Science 1,057,230 yen
$ 11,747
Agricultural / veterinary medicine 1,017,934 yen
$ 11,310
engineering 1,016,390 yen
$ 11,293
Family affairs 1,013,725 yen
$ 11,264
Pharmacy ¥ 944,967
$ 10,500
Culture 879,288 yen
$ 9,770
Dentistry 874,417 yen
$ 9,716
Social science ¥ 840,668
$ 9,341
Humanities 830,814 yen
$ 9,231
Medical science ¥ 654,375
$ 7,271

<Data provision MEXT>

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University

The term of regular course is 4 years. However, it is six years in the case of medicine, dentistry, some pharmacology and veterinary medicine whose purpose is to acquire professional national qualifications.
Depending on the university, there are systems for non-regular students such as auditors and subjects.

1. Conditions necessary for enrolling in a Japanese university

In order to enter a university, one of the following conditions must be satisfied.

  1. Those who completed a 12-year course in school education in a foreign country
  2. Those who passed the academic ability accreditation test equivalent to the completion of 12 years in a foreign country and reached 18 years old
  3. Those who have completed a foreign school designated as foreign high school equivalent in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  4. Person who possesses International Baccalaureate, Abitur, Baccalaureate qualifications and reached 18 years of age
  5. Those who have completed the 12-year course of a foreign school certified by an international evaluation group (WASC, CIS, ACSI) established in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  6. Those who have acknowledged the academic ability equal to or higher than those who graduated from upper secondary school by individual examination of entrance qualification at the university and who reached 18 years old

For ※ 1 to 3, if you have less than 12 years, you will need to complete the specified preparatory curriculum or the training facility of the training facility etc.

2. What are the documents required for the application?

Required documents to be submitted vary by university. Please be sure to check each university with the entrance examination instructions etc.
In general, the following items are required.

  1. Application for admission (designated by the university)
  2. Resume
  3. High school graduation (prospective) certificate
  4. High school transcript
  5. Letter of recommendation from the principal or teacher of the high school
  6. Medical certificate
  7. Photo
  8. Certificate of Alien Registered Document Certificate (in case of living in Japan)
  9. Guarantor's documents

3. Contents of Entrance Examination

There are various methods depending on the university as well, but usually it is done by combining some of the following.

  1. Document review
  2. Academic ability test
  3. interview
  4. Essay / essay
  5. Inspection concerning other abilities and aptitude etc.
  6. EJU Examination (EJU)
  7. Japanese Proficiency Test
  8. University Entrance examination exam

4. What do I need to graduate or complete?

Those who graduate from the university after satisfying the following conditions can obtain a "bachelor" degree.

  Years of attendance Number of units acquired
General Faculty 4 years More than 124 units
School of Pharmacy (4 years system)
School of Medicine / School of Dentistry 6 years Medicine / dentistry: 188 units or more
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary science: over 182 credits
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (6 years) Pharmacy: 186 credits or more

5. About Tuition

The following table shows the average amount of Japanese university 's first year payment (Japanese student). The first year Tuition generally includes enrollment fee, tuition fee, facility / equipment cost etc etc. For foreign students, various systems that support Tuition burden in Japan such as various scholarships and Tuition reduction schemes (eg, 30% of tuition fee reduced in full) are enriched. For details, please check with the materials of each school or contact us directly.

First Year Delivery Average Unit: Yen and Dollar (Calculated at 1 US dollar = 90 Yen)

<The stated amount is the average amount not applying various scholarships and Tuition reduction plan etc>

National 817,800 yen $ 9,087
public ¥ 768,316 $ 8,537
private Medical ¥ 5,017,209 $ 55,747
tooth 4,481,699 yen
$ 49,797
medicine ¥ 2,080,273 $ 23,114
art 1,683,387 yen $ 18,704
Health 1,506,476 yen $ 16,739
Rika 1,410,495 yen $ 15,672
Agriculture · Veterinarian 1,337,965 yen $ 14,866
physical education 1,274,831 yen $ 14,165
Family affairs 1,247,127 yen $ 13,857
Sentence / education 1,191,814 yen $ 13,242
social welfare 1,176,120 yen $ 13,068
Legal / Business / Economy 1,131,976 yen $ 12,578
God · Buddhism 1,101,165 yen $ 12,235
International Student Department ¥ 708,999 $ 7,878

<Data provision MEXT>

University transfer system
about

We have established a transfer system that allows many universities to enter from the middle year.
In addition, the examination materials of the main transfer examination are as follows.

◎ Junior college graduate ◎ Professional Training College graduate ◎ Specialist (graduate of Professional Training College )
◎ Those who completed the college education curriculum (1st to 2nd grade) ◎ Four grader graduates

Although there are many universities with a system of incorporation, the implementation situation varies as follows.
· It is not always done every year.
· Not all faculties and departments will do it.
· There are occasions when there is capacity or only vacancy replenishment.
· The number of years already completed or the acquired unit is not always accepted.
Please be sure to contact each institution for details.

Junior college

Junior college's period of study is usually two years, but there are things like three years like medical technology and nursing. While universities are centered on research and education of academic principles and theories, junior colleges focus on education to leave society and acquire skills directly useful for practical field. Approximately one-third of junior colleges are women's junior colleges, and half of them are humanities, domestic, educational and social departments.

1. Conditions necessary for enrolling in junior colleges in Japan

In order to enter junior college, one of the following conditions must be satisfied.

  1. Those who completed a 12-year course in school education in a foreign country
  2. Those who passed the academic ability accreditation test equivalent to the completion of 12 years in a foreign country and reached 18 years old
  3. Those who have completed a foreign school designated as foreign high school equivalent in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  4. Person who possesses International Baccalaureate, Abitur, Baccalaureate qualifications and reached 18 years of age
  5. Those who have completed the 12-year course of a foreign school certified by an international evaluation group (WASC, CIS, ACSI) established in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  6. Those who have acknowledged the academic ability equal to or higher than that of those who graduated from high school by junior college by individual examination of entrance qualifications and who have reached 18 years of age

For ※ 1 to 3, if you have less than 12 years, you will need to complete the specified preparatory curriculum or the training facility of the training facility etc.

2. What are the documents required for the application?

Required documents to be submitted vary by junior college. Please be sure to check each junior college with the entrance examination instructions etc.
In general, the following items are required.

  1. Application for admission (designated by Junior College)
  2. Resume
  3. High school graduation (prospective) certificate
  4. High school transcript
  5. Letter of recommendation from the principal or teacher of the high school
  6. Medical certificate
  7. Photo
  8. Certificate of Alien Registered Document Certificate (in case of living in Japan)
  9. Guarantor's documents

3. Contents of Entrance Examination

There are various ways depending on the junior college, but usually it is done by combining some of the following.

  1. Document review
  2. Academic ability test
  3. interview
  4. Essay / essay
  5. Inspection concerning other abilities and aptitude etc.
  6. EJU Examination (EJU)
  7. Japanese Proficiency Test
  8. University Entrance examination exam

4. What do I need to graduate or complete?

For those who graduated from junior colleges meeting the following conditions, you can earn a "junior college degree" degree.

  Number of units acquired
2 years course More than 62 credits
3 years course 93 units or more

5. About Tuition

The table below shows the average amount of Japanese first-year deliveries (Japanese students) of junior colleges in Japan. The first year Tuition generally includes enrollment fee, tuition fee, facility / equipment cost etc etc. For foreign students, various systems that support Tuition burden in Japan such as various scholarships and Tuition reduction schemes (eg, 30% of tuition fee reduced in full) are enriched. For details, please check with the materials of each school or contact us directly.

First Year Delivery Average Unit: Yen and Dollar (Calculated at 1 US dollar = 90 Yen)

<The stated amount is the average amount not applying various scholarships and Tuition reduction plan etc>

private art 1,317,126 yen $ 14,635
Work 1,208,705 yen $ 13,430
Rika 1,152,956 yen $ 12,811
Humanities 1,121,833 yen $ 12,465
Family affairs 1,115,430 yen $ 12,394
Education · Health 1,102,193 yen $ 12,247
Legal / Commerce / Economy / Society 1,101,887 yen $ 12,243
physical education 1,080,692 yen $ 12,008

<Data provision MEXT>

Professional Training College

One of higher education institutions aimed at acquiring professional knowledge and skills for future occupation and qualification acquisition. Where to place specialized courses in vocational schools is called Professional Training College and graduates from Professional Training College that meets the prescribed conditions will be awarded the title of "professional". Although 2 years is the mainstream for years of study, there are also departments of 3 or 4 years in fields requiring more expertise. Professional Training College can also be said to have various schools, departments, courses depending on the target occupation, skills and acquisition qualifications.

1. Conditions necessary for enrolling in a Japanese Professional Training College

In order to enter Professional Training College, one of the following conditions must be satisfied.

  1. Those who completed a 12-year course in school education in a foreign country
  2. Those who passed the academic ability accreditation test equivalent to the completion of 12 years in a foreign country and reached 18 years old
  3. Those who have completed a foreign school designated as foreign high school equivalent in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  4. Person who possesses International Baccalaureate, Abitur, Baccalaureate qualifications and reached 18 years of age
  5. Those who have completed the 12-year course of a foreign school certified by an international evaluation group (WASC, CIS, ACSI) established in Japan and have reached the age of 18
  6. Those who have acknowledged that there is academic ability equivalent to those who graduated from senior high school by a separate entrance qualification examination at Professional Training College, those who reached 18 years old

For ※ 1 to 3, if you have less than 12 years, you will need to complete the specified preparatory curriculum or the training facility of the training facility etc.

2. What are the documents required for the application?

Required documents to be submitted vary by Professional Training College . Please be sure to check each Professional Training College with application guidelines etc.
In general, the following items are required.

  1. Application for admission (predetermined Professional Training College )
  2. High school diploma
  3. Academic transcript of the final school
  4. Attendance and transcript of Japanese language education institution (in case of living in Japan)
  5. Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate (in case of living abroad)
  6. Medical certificate
  7. Photo
  8. Guarantor's documents

3. Contents of Entrance Examination

There are various ways depending on the Professional Training College but usually it is done by combining some of the following.

  1. Document review
  2. Department of test
  3. interview
  4. Essay / essay
  5. Aptitude test
  6. Practical exam
  7. Japanese exam and academic test

4. What do I need to graduate or complete?

After completing the department recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology satisfying the following requirements, you can receive the title of "specialist" or "advanced professional".
Applicants will be admitted to the university and advanced specialists will be entered into the graduate school.
Whether you can graduate will be decided by the final exams of the school year, the results of the end of the year, attendance days and so on.

  Expert Advanced specialist
Length of study Over 2 years Over 4 years
class time Over 1700 hours Over 3400 hours
Certificate completion Evaluate the results by examination etc,
Certificate completion
Evaluate the results by examination etc,
Certificate completion
Curriculum formation - The curriculum is organized systematically

5. About Tuition

The table below shows the average amount of Japanese-language Professional Training College first-year payment (Japanese student). The first year Tuition generally includes enrollment fee, tuition fee, facility / equipment cost etc etc. For foreign students, various systems that support Tuition burden in Japan such as various scholarships and Tuition reduction schemes (eg, 30% of tuition fee reduced in full) are enriched. For details, please check with the materials of each school or contact us directly.

First Year Delivery Average Unit: Yen and Dollar (Calculated at 1 US dollar = 90 Yen)

<The stated amount is the average amount not applying various scholarships and Tuition reduction plan etc>

private Medical 1,403,000 yen $ 15,589
Sanitation 1,331,000 yen $ 14,789
Industry 1,240,000 yen $ 13,778
Agriculture 1,205,000 yen $ 13,389
Culture / Culture 1,173,000 yen $ 13,033
Commercial practice 1,118,000 yen $ 12,422
Education / social welfare 1,077,000 yen $ 11,967
Clothing / Housekeeping 948,000 yen $ 10,533

<Data provision (company) Tokyo Metropolitan Senior Vocational School Association of various schools> ※ Private Professional Training College is average in daytime