Non Degree-seeking Admission: Research Student

Those who conduct research in a specific field in a Niigata University undergraduate or graduate program.
(Many international applicants use this option during the preparatory phase for the graduate school entrance examinations.)

Finding a Supervisor

Those wishing to enter Niigata university as a Research Student will need to find a supervisor before they apply. Supervisors can be found using the Niigata University researcher database or ReaD. Once a supervisor from your field of study or closest field of study has been found, please contact them directly by e-mail, etc. When doing so, clearly indicate your field of study, what you wish to research at Niigata University, what you have been studied/researched, and confirm if you can be accepted. (It is recommended that you include a resume (one showing your academic background, majors, Japanese ability and research plan) and a copy of your thesis.) Communication with such a supervisor who agrees to accept you will be required both before and after your time in Japan.

Application Requirements

Undergraduate Research Student: Those who have graduated at an undergraduate level or those who are deemed to have equivalent academic ability.
Graduate School Master's Program Research Student: Those who have completed a graduate school Master's program or those who are deemed to have equivalent academic ability.
Graduate School Doctorate Program Research Student: Those who have completed a graduate school Doctorate program or those who are deemed to have equivalent academic ability.

Application and Examination

Please contact the relevant facalty or graduate school directly as early as possible before admission. Depending on the faculty where you wish to be enrolled, deadlines for application can be as early as 6 months prior to the beginning of a semester.

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