Admission for Research Students

The Japanese Studies Program 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 Program does not introduce students to faculty members, but applicants may consult the Nichibunken website Research Division page for profiles of the Program faculty members.

How to apply

Application Period

1) For April 2024 - September 2024 admission:

[For international applicants living overseas]
・From December 18, 2023 to December 22, 2023

[Other than the above]
・From February 13, 2024 to February 16, 2024

2) For October 2024 - March 2025 admission:

[For international applicants living overseas]
・From June 17, 2024 to June 21, 2024

[Other than the above]
・From August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024

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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