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Types of International Students

International students accepted by the Graduate School of Letters/School of Letters are classified as follows.

At Graduate School of Letters, in general, we offer courses and research environment basically only in Japanese. Students are expected to obtain Japanese fluency at the level of JLPT N1 or N2 by the time of enrollment.

Regular Students

School of Letters

Privately-funded International Students 

Students must apply to the school after receiving a recommendation from an embassy or similar body and pass a designated exam.

Graduate School of Letters

Doctoral / Master’s course

Students must be enrolled as research students in the Graduate School of Letters or School of Letters for at least six months and pass the graduate school entrance exam.

Doctoral course

There are no requirements for length of enrollment as a research student, but students must pass the graduate school entrance exam.

Non-Regular Students 

Research Students

Privately Financed Research Students

Students must pass a designated exam.

Government-funded Research Students

Students apply to the school after receiving a recommendation from an embassy or similar body. They are exempt from screening exams.

Exchange Students