SOKENDAI will shift from the current six schools system to the system of twenty programs under the Graduate Institute for Advanced Studies in April 2023.
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SOKENDAI conducts special admissions for privately-financed international students residing abroad. The selection schedule for the admissions is different from that of general admissions. Some of the programs screen international applicants by application documents and online interview allowing them to take an examination without coming to Japan. The examination schedule, selection methods, and application documents vary depending on each program, For more details, please refer to the application guidelines of each program below.
Given the spread of the novel Coronavirus throughout the world, there is a possibility that the SOKENDAI Admission might be modified or cancelled depending of the future situation of the effects of Novel Coronavirus Infection. If there is any change or cancellation for SOKENDAI Admissions, we wil announce on following SOKENDAI website. Please make sure to confirm this following webpage. Response to Novel Coronavirus Infections
NII has a financial support program by utilizing Research Assistant (RA) scheme. If you would like to apply to this Special RA program, submit the following documents by October 26, 2021. - Application Form for the Special Research Assistant Program(Attached) - A recommendation letter from the Dean at his/her home institution (Free Form) * The letter must be addressed to: Director General of National Institute of Informatics * Above documents must be included to the application documents and submitted to Student Affairs Section of SOKENDAI