FAQs

Research Students

Q:
What is meant by "Research Students"?
A:
Research Students is the student who studies specific field without pursuing a degree.
International Students often prepare for entrance to a graduate school while they study Japanese language and conduct their research as a research student under the supervision of their supervisor. Research students can not be awarded a degree and credits. Japanese language courses are available at the International Center in the University of Tokushima for free. Please refer to the International Center's website for details of the Japanese language courses.
If you wish to be a research student, you need to obtain the consent of acceptance from your prospective supervisor before submitting an application.
Please refer to "Steps for Studying as a Research Students" for enrollment procedures.

 

Q:
When contacting a professor to request to be my supervisor, what documents do I need to send?
A:
Please send your certificate of graduation, intended research plans and curriculum vitae.

 

Q:
I have not received a reply from the professor I have contacted. Why is that?
A:
Since many of the faculty members are not in their office for their research, business trips, and summer holidays, etc. during the University's summer vacation months (July, August and September), they may not be able to reply promptly. In case you contact by e-mail, the characters sometimes can be garbled. If you use a non-Japanese e-mail service, even sentences written in Japanese can be unreadable. When using e-mail, we recommend that you acquire a Japanese e-nail account before you e-mail the professor.
Q:
I would like to know the e-mail address of the faculty member whom I wish to be my supervisor.
A:
Not all faculty members of the University make their e-mail address public. If you need to know the e-mail address of the faculty member, please make a request via the inquiry form.

 

Q:
Is it necessary to study as a research student before entering a graduate school of the University of Tokushima?
A:
Many of the current international students spend their first six or twelve months as a research student. If you become a research student, you can study Japanese at the International Center. You will be able to prepare to take the entrance examination with necessary knowledge and language skills required of a graduate student. Please consult your supervisor for details.

 

Q:
Can I be admitted to a master's or doctoral program automatically after the completion of the period as a research student?
A:
No. Both Japanese Government Scholarship and self-supported research students are required to take and pass the entrance examination to enter a master's or doctoral program.