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Admission to the Doctoral Program

Introduction to the Department of Japanese Studies for Prospective 2023 Sokendai Applicants

Invitation to the Department of Japanese Studies Graduate School

  • Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., October 19, 2022 (tentative)
  • Place: Conference Room1, North Research Wing, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • Program:
    • Explanation of the entrance examination
    • Tour of Nichibunken by current graduate students
    • Q&A about research activities and student life

* The information session will be held both face-to-face and online. Details will be provided at the time of registration.
* Students interested in participating should contact the Department by e-mail in advance.

International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Support Unit, Research Cooperation Section
TEL: (075)335-2052
Email: senkou*nichibun.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)

Guidelines for Applicants

 See the Sokendai website for the 2023 Guidelines for Applicants (in Japanese) here

Requesting Application Guidelines by post from within Japan

Prepare a self-addressed and stamped (¥400) A4-size envelope (33.2 cm long, 24 cm wide;) to receive the Application Guidelines. Send your request with the prepared envelope to the following address:

International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Support Unit, Research Cooperation Section
3-2 Goryo Oeyama-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192 Japan TEL: (075)335-2052

Requesting Application Guidelines by e-mail:

Please send an e-mail to the Student Welfare Section of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies at the following address

  • E-mail address: gakusei*ml.soken.ac.jp (please replace * with @)

Include the following five items of information in your message.

  1. Postal code
  2. Home address
  3. Name
  4. Telephone (or mobile phone) number
  5. Your request for the Application Guidelines for the Japanese studies program

*In order to receive our reply, please use your internet e-mail address and not your mobile phone's e-mail address.
*If you do not receive our reply within 3 weekdays, please contact us again.

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