Schedule for Studying at Universities in Japan

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (University Recommendation) Students including graduate students and research students

Before Coming to Japan late Nov. Application
Dec. Screening by Graduate School
Jan. Screening by Kyoto University
Feb. - Mar. Screening by MEXT
Apr. Notification of Result *1
Jul.-Sep. Immigration Procedures
During Stay in Japan early Oct. Arrival in Japan
  Research Student (non-degree) Students
・Preparing for entrance exams
・Conducting research

 

Master's or Doctoral Program Begins
* Students must pass the entrance exams prior to enrollment.

Entrance Examination
Master's or Doctoral Program Begins
Returning to Home Country

*1 Notification of the results for University Recommendation (special program) is around June.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Japanese Embassy Recommendation) Students including graduate students and research students

Before Coming to Japan Mar. - Apr. Application 

May - Aug.
Screening by Japanese Embassy/Consulate 
Approaching Prospective Universities for Letter of Acceptance*2 
Nov. Screening by MEXT 
Feb. (-July) *3 Notification of Results 
Mar. (Sep.) *3 Immigration Procedures 
During Stay in Japan early Apr.
(early Oct.) *3

Arrival in Japan 
  Research (Non-Degree) Students
・Japanese language training
・Preparation for entrance exams
・Conducting research

 

Undergraduate, Master's or Doctoral Program Begins
* Students must pass the entrance exams prior to enrollment.

Entrance Examination
Undergraduate, Master's or Doctoral Program Begins
Returning to Home Country

*2 If you pass the preliminary screening by Japanese Embassy/Consulate in your country, and need an acceptance letter from our academic staff, please refer to "Studying-Abroad Program -Monbukagakusho Scholarship Students-".

*3 Periods in parenthesis are for applicants coming to Japan in October.

Privately financed international students who learn Japanese, take EJU*4, then enter undergraduate programs in Japanese universities

Before Coming to Japan Information Gathering & Consultation
Immigration Procedures
During Stay in Japan Arrival in Japan
Japanese Language Education *5
EJU *4
Selection by University *6
Undergraduate Program Begins
Returning to Home Country

*4 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

*5 Those who have sufficient proficiency in Japanese upon arrival in Japan or who plan to enroll in the English-taught degree program provided by the Faculty of Engineering(Undergraduate International Course Program of Global Engineering) are not required to take Japanese language education after their arrival.

*6 Those who plan to enroll in the English-taught degree program provided by the Faculty of Engineering(Undergraduate International Course Program of Global Engineering) complete selection processes before their arrival in Japan. For details, please refer to the faculty website.