“Research Student” is a scheme for those who wish to pursue research on a certain topic under the guidance of our faculty but do not intend to receive an academic degree.
1. Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or an academic qualification which is recognized as equivalent.
2. Schedule of admission
|For Japanese*1||For International Students *2|
|April 1||January 31||November 15||December 15|
|October 1||July 31||May 15||June 15|
*1: Including International Students who are residents of Japan.
*2: International Students who live outside Japan.
*3: As a general rule, the deadline for the international students is “①” due to obtaining a visa and so on.
*4: Due to unavoidable circumstances (Ex. Waiting for notification of the result of Master/Doctoral entrance exam), if you are not able to submit the required documents by the deadline “①”, you are available to submit them by the deadline “②”
The duration available to research students that enroll in April is either 6 months or 1 year from the point of application. In contrast, 6 months is the duration for research students that enroll in October. If there is an intention to continue as a research student beyond the expiration date, the student must apply to the dean for permission with prior consent from their supervisor as well as .
▶ ︎Screening fee: 9,800 yen
▶ ︎Admission Fees: 84,600 yen
▶ ︎Tuition Fees: 29,700 yen / month (Annual total of 356,400 yen)
■Semi-annual payments for tuition fees are required in April and October (178,200 yen each).
■Admission fees and tuition fees may be modified without notice by the university.
5. Contact information
IGSES Student Affairs Division
6-1 Kasuga –koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan
Phone: (country code 81)-92-583-7512
▶ ︎In addition to the admission fee and tuition fee, the payment method for the living expense and other possible expenses need to be secured prior to submitting the application. (The document which shows the students’ financial condition is necessary to apply for a student visa. Details of the visa process will be announced after the offer of admission.)
▶ ︎When students wish to withdraw from the university, they must apply to the dean for permission with prior consent of their supervisor and the head of department.
▶ ︎Students may request certificates of studentship or school attendance.
▶ ︎Those who default on payments of tuition fees or are found to be inappropriate as a research student may be expelled from the university by the Dean.