International Student Admissions

The following is information for international student candidates wishing to study at the Faculty of Regional Sciences and the Graduate School of Regional Sciences.

International Student Categories

Categories Overview
Faculty of Regional Sciences International Students
(Regular Student)
International students enroll in the regular four-year Faculty of Regional Sciences curriculum and are conferred a Bachelor’s degree upon graduation.
International Graduate Students
(Regular Student)
International graduate students enroll in the regular two-year graduate program and are conferred a Master’s degree upon graduation.
Research Students
(Non-regular Student)
The research student program is for international students who will not earn any credits towards a degree, but will instead concentrate on research. In principal, the period is for one year. However, a one-year extension may be granted in some cases. Candidates should have completed a bachelor-level university education before applying for this program.
Special Research Students
(Non-regular Student)
This program is for graduate students enrolled in an overseas university. Upon agreement with the overseas university, students will be able to receive research supervision at Tottori University.
Special Auditing Students
(Non-regular Student)
This program is for students and graduate students enrolled in an overseas university. Upon agreement with the overseas university, students will be able to audit courses at Tottori University.

Admission Procedure

Admission procedures vary depending on the international student category.

Categories Overview
Faculty of Regional Sciences International Students
(Regular Student)
Please refer to the Japan Student Services Association (JASSO) flow chart.
International Graduate Students
(Regular Student)
International graduate students will be admitted upon passing the Graduate School of Regional Sciences entrance examination. The examination is held in September. Successful students are admitted in April of the following year.

Research Students

(Non-regular students)

Please contact the Faculty of Regional Sciences Academic Affairs Office.

Faculty of Regional Sciences Academic Affairs Office

TEL:0857-31-5073 FAX:0857-31-5076

MAIL:reg-kyoumu@adm.tottori-u.ac.jp

Support for International Students

Scholarships Available from the Japanese Government

Scholarship types and application procedures are as follows:

Types Overview and Application Procedure
Embassy Recommendation Eligible students will have received a recommendation from a Japanese diplomatic establishment abroad (embassy or consulate) before arriving to Japan. Please contact a nearby diplomatic establishment for forms and procedures, as they are in charge of the Embassy Recommendation call for applications.
Those wishing to apply as a Teacher Training Student should refer tothe Japanese Government (MEXT) Teacher Training Student Scholarship 2018 Course Guide (Tottori University).
Those wishing to apply as a Japanese Studies Student should refer tothe Japanese Government (MEXT) Japanese Studies Student Scholarship 2018 Course Guide (Tottori University).(Download zip file)
University Recommendation International student candidates from universities with which Tottori University has established an academic exchange agreement will be screened before they arrive to Japan. Tottori will recommend successful candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a Research Student (graduate) or Japanese Studies Student (undergraduate).
Scholarship Acceptance in Japan Current self-financed international students are eligible for scholarship acceptance in Japan. The university will select candidates among third-year students who are expected to advance to their fourth year as a regular student, and fourth-year students expected to advance to the Master’s program as a regular student in the following April, as well as current regular students in the Master’s program. Selected candidates will be recommended to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Scholarship Support for Self-financed International Students

Tottori University provides two opportunities a year (March and September) for self-financed international students wishing to receive scholarships.

Eligible students should submit the designated scholarship application form. A recommendation ranking will be determined through an internal university meeting.

If a scholarship opportunity is made available by a private organization, the university will contact students by the order of their ranking and recommend the students who wish to apply.

Student Housing

The Tottori University International Exchange Hall (Dormitory) is available as student housing to international students.

It is located conveniently near the university, 15 minutes away from the Koyama campus by foot.

The hall consists of 50 single rooms, 6 double rooms, 3 triple rooms, a lounge, meeting room, communal showers and kitchens. It is an ideal living space for newly arrived international students.

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