Embassy Recommendation / 大使館推薦

Embassy Recommendation / 大使館推薦

For international students newly arriving from overseas / 新規に渡日する留学生対象

Research Student (graduate level)

Research students are recruited and selected by Japanese embassies worldwide. The recruitment process differs depending on the country. Please refer to the Japanese embassy in your country for details. The following is a rough schedule for the application process.

Please contact a professor at TMDU only AFTER you have passed the preliminary screening at the embassy of your country. You could find a department that you prefer in application guidelines of graduate schools posted on the websites below:

Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

Graduate School of Health Care Sciences

Please send an email to the contact person listed there.

In general, your initial enrollment at TMDU is a non-degree student (graduate research student). You need to apply for and pass the entrance examinations of Master’s or doctoral programs in order to become regular graduate students.
Application Timeline
February -MarchRecruitment at Japanese embassy in your country
May – JulyPrimary screening by Japanese embassy in your country
August - SeptemberContact a TMDU professor / Obtain a Letter of Acceptance from TMDU
OctoberSecond screening by MEXT
the following FebruaryNotification of result by Japanese embassy in your country
the following MarchVisa procedures through Japanese embassy in your country
the following AprilEnrollment to TMDU (Optional: Japanese language training)

Undergraduate Student

Application Timeline
AnytimeScreening by Japanese embassy in your country
AprilJapanese language training at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies or at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture at Osaka
January – MarchEntrance examination by TMDU
AprilEnrollment to TMDU