Research Student

SOKENDAI may admit "Research Student" who wish to research on specific theme as so long as there is no hindrance to education of the University.



Application Date

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

Application Guideline For international applicants living overseas

Other than the above

Application Form
  1. (Form 1) Application form for Research Student
  2. (Form 2) Permission for Researching While in Employment
  3. (Form 3) Application form for renewal of research period
  4. (Form 4) Confirmation Letter regarding the Applicability of the Specific Categories for Compliance with Article 25 (1) and (2) of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign TradeAct

(1) Please contact a prospective supervisor before applying and receive his/her consent to accept you as his/her research student. In addition, some of the programs may set their own acceptance criteria.

(2) Depending on the specifics of the education and research instructions they wish to receive upon entering the program, applicants may be subject to regulations on the export/transfer of controlled technologies based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law. Please consult each program office for further details.

*Regarding the status of residence, please take notes of 'For Research students/Auditing students with credit/Auditing students' in the Immigration Procedure page.

Necessary Fees

(As of 1st April, 2023)

Examination fee 9,800 yen
Admission fee 84,600 yen
Tuition fee 29,700 yen per month

*When the amount of the fees are revised after the application and/or during the term of research, new amount shall be applied.
*The tuition fee is collected in a lump sum in each of 1st and 2nd semester.



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