How to apply

Graduate Programs (Master's/Doctoral)

General Information

Many international students enroll from six months to one year as "Research Student" to conduct research under the guidance of their academic supervisors before enrolling in Graduate Degree Programs. (BUT the supervisors may allow international students to take an entrance examination without being "Research Student".)

The majority of the courses in our Graduate Degree Programs are conducted in Japanese. Graduate Degree Programs offered in English are as follows:
[Master's Degree Program]
The Course of International Society in Master’s Program of Society of Law and Politics at Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
[Doctoral Degree Program]
All Majors at Graduate School of Science and Technology
All Majors at Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences (Medicine/Dentistry)

Some Master's and Doctoral programs require Japanese proficiency as they are not conducted entirely in English.

2020 Niigata University Graduate Program Entrance Examination

For details, confirm the relevant Guidelines.

Entrance exam schedule (for graduate schools offering special entrance examination for international students)

Master's Program

Classification Application Examination Result Announcement Application Guidelines
Announcement
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
September Examination
July September October July
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
February Examination
January, 2020 February, 2020 February, 2020 December
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
The Course of International Society in Master's Program of Society of Law and Politics
September Examination
July September October July
Graduate School of Science and Technology First Admission June General Entrance Exam (oral)
July
Other than the above
August
Oral
July
September
May
Graduate School of Science and Technology Second Admission January, 2020 February, 2020 March, 2020
Graduate School of Health Sciences
August Examination
July August September June
Graduate School of Health Sciences December Examination November December December

Doctoral Program

Classification Application Examination Result Announcement Application Guidelines
Announcement
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
September Examination
July September October July
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
February Examination
January, 2020 February, 2020 February, 2020 December
Graduate School of Science and Technology First Admission July August September May
Graduate School of Science and Technology Second Admission December January, 2020 February, 2020
Graduate School of Health Sciences
August Examination
July August September June
Graduate School of Health Sciences December Examination November December December
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
First Admission
July August September June
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Second Admission
November December January, 2020
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Third Admission
January, 2020 February, 2020 March, 2020

October 2019 Admission

Classification Application Examination Result Announcement Application Guidelines
Announcement
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
Master's Program
June July July May
Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
Doctorate Program
June July July
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Master's Program
June August September May
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Doctorate Program
July August September
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Master's Program of Biomedical Sciences
July August September May
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Doctoral Program
July August September June

Eligibility/ Necessary Documents to apply for Graduate Schools offering special entrance examination for international students

Eligibility for Graduate Schools of Niigata University:Admission for International Applicants for April 2020