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International students who wish to study in the Faculty or Graduate School of Regional Sciences

Below is a list of international student categories to study in the Faculty or Graduate School of Regional Sciences:

Category Content
International undergraduate students (full-time) International students enroll in the official program of the Faculty of Regional Sciences and study for four years. Upon graduation, a bachelor’s degree is granted.
International graduate students (full-time) International students enroll in the official two-year master’s degree program of the Graduate School of Regional Sciences. A master’s degree is granted upon graduation.
Research students (part-time) This is a system for international students to conduct research in the undergraduate or graduate school without aiming to obtain a degree. Although the normal period of this program is one year, an additional one-year period can be granted. In principle, eligibility for this program requires a university degree or higher
Special research student (part-time) This is a program for international students enrolled at overseas graduate schools to conduct research at Tottori University, provided they have approval from their own graduate school.
Special auditor (part-time) This is a program for international students currently enrolled at an overseas university or graduate school to audit lectures at Tottori University, provided they have approval from their own university or graduate school.

Please note that admission procedures vary with the international student category.

Category Procedures
International undergraduate students (full-time) Please refer to the Flow Chart of the Japan Student Service Organization.
International graduate students (full-time) If an international student passes the examination administered by the Graduate School of Regional Sciences, he or she can enter the School. The examination is conducted in September of the previous academic year and those who pass the examination enter the Graduate School in April of the following year.
Research students (part-time) For details, please contact the administration office of the Faculty of Regional Sciences.

Administration Office of the Faculty of Regional Sciences
TEL: +81-857-31-5073 FAX: +81-857-31-5076
E-mail: reg-kyoumu@adm.tottori-u.ac.jp

International Student Support System

Scholarships

Japanese government-funded scholarships and application procedures

Below are Japanese government-funded scholarships and application procedures:

Type Outline and Application procedures
Embassy Nomination To be eligible for this program, international students need to be nominated by an overseas Japanese mission (Japanese embassy or consulate) before they come to Japan. The contact points for the application and selection for the Embassy Nomination program are overseas Japanese missions (Japanese embassies and consulates). For information on application documents, the selection process and other procedures, please contact the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.
For teacher training students program, please refer to the ”Course Guide of Teacher Training Program, Japanese Government Scholarship for 2018 (Tottori Univ.)”
For Japanese studies students program, please refer to the ”Course Guide of Japanese Studies Program, Japanese Government Scholarship for 2018 (Tottori Univ.)”
University Nomination Tottori University assesses and selects foreign applicants who wish to study at Tottori University under an academic exchange agreement before they come to Japan. The University then nominates qualified foreign applicants to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as candidates for scholarships for international research students (graduate level) or for international Japanese cultural studies students (undergraduate level).
Domestic Selection This is a scholarship program for privately funded international students currently enrolled at a Japanese university. Candidates are selected by each university for nomination to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from among the following: juniors expected to successfully become seniors in coming April, seniors expected to successfully proceed to a Master’s program in coming April and students currently in a Master’s program.

Scholarships for privately-funded international students

Tottori University accepts scholarship applications from privately-funded international students who desire to receive scholarship money twice a year (in March for the first semester and September for the second semester). The University then prioritizes these applicants in a committee. Whenever scholarships are offered by private organizations, the University nominates these applicants according to priority and after reconfirming each applicant’s intention.

Housing

As accommodation for international students, Tottori University provides Tottori University International House. It is conveniently located near the Koyama Campus of Tottori University (15 minutes on foot from the campus). It has 50 single rooms, 6 double-occupancy rooms, 3 triple-occupancy rooms, a lounge, a multi-purpose room, showers and shared kitchens. It serves as a living base for new international students coming to Japan.

Housing