Admission for Research Students

The Department of Japanese Studies admits who wish to pursue research on a specific theme relating to Japanese studies (April and October admission)

Applications for Research Student status at Nichibunken must be preceded by receipt of informal assent from the member of the faculty under which the applicant wishes to engage in research. Applicants should have made contact with the faculty member(s) of their choice and fully discussed their plan for research, and (if coming from abroad), made clear prior to submitting the application, their Japanese-language proficiency and as well as plans for supporting themselves while residing in Japan. The Department does not introduce students to faculty members, but applicants may consult the Nichibunken website Research Division page for profiles of the Department faculty members.

How to apply

Application Period

[Application Period for Research Students Entering in April 2023 (April - September 2023 Admission)]
From December 19, 2022 to December 23, 2022 Non-Japanese Living Outside Japan
From February 13, 2023 to February 17, 2023 Other Than "the above"

[Application Period for Research Students Entering in October 2023 (October 2023 - March 2024 Admission)]
From June 19, 2023 to June 23, 2023 Non-Japanese Living Outside Japan
From August 17, 2023 to August 23, 2023 Other Than "the above"

For details on how to apply, visit the SOKENDAI web site
In Japanese:
In English:

Contact Us

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI
Educational Affairs Section, Academic and Student Affairs Division
Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 Japan
TEL: (046)858-1582・1523 (from within Japan)
  +81-46-858-1582・1523 (from outside of Japan)
FAX: (046)858-1632
E-MAIL:kyomu* (Please replace * with @)
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Research Cooperation Unit, Research Support Section
3-2 Goryo Oeyama-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192 Japan
TEL: (075)335-2052 (from within Japan)
  +81-75-335-2052 (from outside of Japan)
FAX: (075)335-2092
E-MAIL:senkou* (Please replace * with @)
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