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The graduate schools in Japan have different courses that are set up by the school, but there are three types of "master's course", "doctoral course" and "professional degree degree (master course)". Many of them are graduate school entrance in April, some graduate school entrance from September to October, too.
What is distinctive in Japanese graduate schools is the "doctoral course" classification.
There is a categorization school that is divided into a five-year coherent school, a two-year "doctoral course (previous term)" and a three-year "doctoral course (late)". In the case of graduate schools in Japan, there are few schools with integrated doctoral courses, many of which are categorical schools. If you finish by "Doctoral Course (previous term)" only, we consider it as completion of master's course.
"Professional degree program (master's course)" is a curriculum which aims to train professionals who have advanced professional abilities and are active in leadership in social and economic fields.
There is a "professional graduate school" as a place to conduct research specializing in acquiring a professional degree program (master course), typical examples of which include a law school which trains professional persons concerning laws, a teaching graduate school of teacher training . In addition, there are professional graduate schools in fields such as management, accounting, management of technology (MOT), public policy, public health, intellectual property, clinical psychology etc.
In addition, there is a system called "research student (study abroad)" that allows you to attend graduate school while being a non-regular student at a graduate school in Japan.
Students are not enrolled in a degree but are enrolled for short-term research activities, those who are enrolled as short-term international students under the inter-university exchange agreement, as preparatory organizations for admission to the graduate school regular process There are many schools that are enrolled and able to obtain admission only by screening documents.
Depending on the graduate school, some graduate schools have said that it is desirable to go through the process of research students before entering the graduate school regular process. In order to obtain the status of residence of "study abroad" as a research student (visa), it is necessary to attend more than 10 hours per week.
In addition, there are schools that have established a system called "auditorium" that allows students to take credits by taking specific courses and acquiring credits, while attending certain courses but not acquiring credits.
It depends on the graduate school and course you enroll. Please contact each graduate school and confirm it.
|Length of study||Acquisition unit||Other||Acquired degree|
|Master's Course||標準2年||30 units or more||Pass the master's thesis examination and exam||Master's degree|
|Professional degree degree
|2 - 3 years or more||30 units or more
(Depending on graduate school)
|博士課程||標準5年||30 units or more||Pass the examination and the examination of the doctoral dissertation||博士|
The table below is the average amount of money to be paid in the first year of a graduate school in Japan (Japanese student).
The first year delivery amount is the expenses for entering the entrance including entrance fee, tuition fee, facility and facility fee etc, and the amount displayed here is the cost before applying scholarship etc. .
|Agricultural / veterinary medicine||￥1,016,628|
|Agricultural / veterinary medicine||￥1,017,207|
Source: MEXT / JASSO (2018-2019 Student Guide to Japan)
Apart from these first-year payments, you can apply for the entrance examination fee at the time of application, travel expenses and staying expenses if you are going to take an exam from Japan overseas, travel if you are living near the graduate school you enroll Expenses for moving in will be required.
Although it seems to cost a lot, there are various scholarships and reductions of various scholarships and Tuition by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), local governments, various organizations and graduate schools enrolled There is also a system that supports Tuition burden in Japan such as the system (30% to full amount of tuition fee), so please check the website of each school for details or ask the graduate school of your choice Please contact.
Depending on the type of scholarship, some scholarships are paid after admission. In addition to the amount of money to be put in the school, it is a good idea to investigate when and how much and how much it will cost, from when to use the support system can be used for what purpose.
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