School of Humanities/Graduate School of Humanities: How to Apply for Research Student (non-regular student) Program for April 2020
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
To apply for English-based G30 programs prospective research students must satisfy the same prerequisites expected of graduate students. Please refer to the application requirements contained on the following website:
Applicants whose native language is neither Japanese nor English must satisfy one of the following requirements. i. TOEFL - minimum score of 80 iBT; 213 CBT; 550 PBT ii. IELTS - overall band 6.0 or higher iii. Japanese Language Proficiency test (JLTP) N1 or above
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
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)
2. Check out the field of affiliation of your prospective Academic Supervisor and follow the instructions below.
2A. If your prospective Academic Supervisor is affiliated to one of the following fields, you need to access the link below in order to apply for the faculty preliminary approval providing your Research Proposal (Click here to download the form) and Academic transcript copy. The application period is September 2 - September 13.
Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, English and American Literature, French Language and Literature 1, French Literature 2, German 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.
2B. If your prospective academic supervisor is affiliated to one of the following fields, contact the faculty member with whom you wish to work directly in order to obtain a preliminary faculty approval. We highly recommend stating your research topic in your e-mail and attaching your CV and research proposal. The deadline to obtain preliminary faculty approval in the process of applying for admission to the program is early October 2019 (please allow a few weeks for a faculty member to consider your application before this date).
Japanese Literature, English Linguistics, Philosophy, Greek and Latin Classics, Japanese History, Occidental History, Archaeology, Cinema Studies, Japanese Culture Studies, also Sociology or Geography (graduate research students are affiliated to the Graduate school of Environmental Studies), Psychology (graduate research students are affiliated to the Graduate School of Informatics).
3. Application Guidelines will be sent to only those who obtained preliminary approval by a prospective academic supervisor.