名古屋大学人文学研究科 Graduate School of Humanities / School of Humanities

School of Humanities/Graduate School of Humanities: How to Apply for Research Student (non-regular student) Program for April 2022 Admission

▸Only those who meet the language proficiency requirements at the time of application (as of September 1st, 2021) can apply.

Definition of Research Student (non-degree-seeking student)

Undergraduate research student: Those who possess a bachelor's degree and conduct research in a specialized field at an undergraduate department.

Graduate research student: Those who possess a master's degree and conduct research in a specialized field at a graduate school.

Requirements for Applicants

Applicants whose native language is neither Japanese nor English must satisfy one of the following requirements:
(1) TOEFL - minimum score of 80 iBT; 213 CBT;
(2) IELTS - overall band 6.0 or higher;
(3) Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or above (A score above 150 is desirable).
(4) Those applicants studying/studied at institutions in English or Japanese-speaking programs and will complete/completed their degrees.

Note to those who wish to apply for English-based G30 graduate programs after accepted as a research student: We highly recommend that you refer to the application requirements for the G30 programs in the following website to see if you satisfy the prerequisites: http://admissions.g30.nagoya-u.ac.jp/apply/#apply_8

Application Procedure

1. Find a program and faculty member with whom you wish to work (your prospective academic supervisor).

Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program (English)
Faculty of Japan-in-Asia Program (English)
Faculty at the School/Graduate School of Humanities (English & Japanese)

*Please note for some chan
ges in the areas of study after April, 2022

2. Complete the online application.

2A (Group Ⅰ). If your prospective academic supervisor is affiliated to one of the following fields, you need to access Nagoya University Admission Assistance System (NU-AAS) with your research proposal(※) and a copy of your academic transcript and complete the online application.
The application period is September 1st to 10th, 12:00pm [JST].

Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, English and American Literature, French Language and Literature, German Studies, German Cultural Studies, Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, English Language Education, Applied Japanese Linguistics, Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Asian History, History of Art, Cultural Anthropology, Socio-cultural Change Studies, Gender Studies, and Media, Culture, and Society.

The link to NU-AAS is deleted as the application is closed.
Please note that you are required to carefully check that all the inputted contents and attached documents are correct before submitting.
We do not accept any insufficient or incorrect applications.

2B (Group Ⅱ). If your prospective academic supervisor is affiliated to one of the following fields, please directly contact them by mid-August before you complete the online application (Nagoya University Admission Assisutance System [NU-AAS]). We highly recommend stating your research topic in your e-mail and attaching your CV and research proposal(※).

Japanese Literature, English Linguistics, Philosophy, Greek and Latin Classics, Japanese History, Occidental History, Archaeology, Cinema Studies, Japanese Cultural Studies, Sociology, Geography (graduate research students in Sociology, and Geography are affiliated with the Graduate School of Environmental Studies), and Psychology (graduate research students are affiliated with the Graduate School of Informatics).

Once you obtain a preliminary approval from your prospective academic supervisor, please access Nagoya University Admission Assistance System (NU-AAS) with your research proposal(※) and a copy of your academic. transcript and complete the online application. The application period is September 1st to 10th, 12:00pm [JST].

The link of NU-AAS is deleted as the application is closed.
Please note that you are required to carefully check that all the inputted contents and attached documents are correct before submitting.
We do not accept any insufficient or incorrect applications.

- For your research proposal, please use the designated form and include a reference list.

Research Proposal.docx (Please click and download the form here.)

- Graduate students should submit the academic records for both undergraduate and graduate studies.

- Note that you can only apply to one field in either one of the two options, GroupⅠ or GroupⅡ.

3. The application guideline will be sent only to those who obtain a preliminary approval after applying for the First Step of NU-AAS. Please apply as instructed in the guideline.

[1] Application Period of Second Step on NU-AAS: October 8th to November 10th, 12:00pm (JST)
[2] Submission period of the original copies and application fees : November 15th to 26th

4. FAQ

Q1. Can I apply with a N1 score lower than 150?
A1. Yes, you can apply. However, we suggest that to make your study and research at Nagoya University smooth, a JSPT N1 score above 150 is desirable.

Q2. Can I use a score of TOEIC or CET (College English Test) issued in China as a proof of language ability?
A2. Unfortunately, we don't accept either TOEIC or CET.

Q3. Because of COVID-19, my university is closed. What if I cannot obtain a transcript from my university?
A3. In that case, please submit the latest transcript you have.

Q4. Do I need to submit an academic transcript of my exchange study?
A4. No, you don't need to submit it.

Q5. Do I need to contact my prospective academic supervisor in advance?
A5. Please read 2A(GroupⅠ) and 2B(GroupⅡ) above carefully to determine whether you need to contact your prospective academic supervisor in advance.

Q6. I have obtained a preliminary approval from my prospective academic supervisor, could you send me the application guideline?
A6. After you get a preliminary approval from your prospective academic supervisor, please first finish the online application. Then we will send the application guideline by email, if you get a preliminary approval during the valid period.

Q7. When will I know the result of First Step of NU-AAS?
A7. Please read "Application Checklist".

Q8. I didn't obtain a preliminary approval from my prospective academic supervisor. I want to know the reason.
A8. Please contact your prospective academic supervisor directly.

Q9. I sent application documents. Will you let me know when my documents arrive?
A9. We don't contact the applicants upon receiving the documents. We will contact them only when there are some problems regarding the application documents.

▶Contact(Only emeils can be accepted):
Mail address: prospective_hum[at]adm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
(Please change [at] to @.)
Please input the title as "Application for research student program for April 2022)".
*Please read carefully the Instruction Guide and Application Checklist on toppage of NU-AAS and this page before sending an e-mail.

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