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Admissions FAQ

Admissions

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What are the eligibility for Undergraduate Faculties admissions and application methods?

Please refer to the following website (Japanese only) or inquire by Contact Form.
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How can I find my academic supervisor?

For information on our faculty members, please refer to Shinshu University Online system of General Academic.
Resources SOAR: /soar/english/index.php
In addition, you may check your desired faculty page on each graduate school webpage.
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How can I apply for research student program?

Qualifications, procedures, and application periods vary depending on each faculty/graduate school. Therefore, you should check the website and contact your desired faculty/graduate school or academic advisor directly for detailed information. Please refer to the following website.
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How can I enter graduate school?

Qualifications, procedures, and application periods vary depending on each graduate school. Therefore, you should refer to the following website.
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Can I take major subjects conducted in English?

We provide some major subjects or research work conducted in English at some graduate schools. Please contact your desired graduate school for more information. However we cannot provide undergraduate program conducted in English.

Are there any student exchange programs at Shinshu University?

There are two types of programs for students through university-level student exchange agreements between Shinshu University and overseas educational institutions.

1) Apply for Shinshu University Exchange Students Program operated by Shinshu University Global Education Center (GEC). Please refer to the following website or inquire by Contact Form.
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2) Apply for admission to your desired faculty or graduate school as an exchange student. Please refer to the appropriate website, or contact your desired faculty/graduate school or academic advisor directly for detailed information.
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If your home university has a faculty-level student exchange agreement with a faculty/graduate school of Shinshu university, please see the appropriate website or inquire the faculty/graduate school directly for detailed information.
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Can I take Japanese language class?

Once you are enrolled in Shinshu University, you are eligible to join Intensive Japanese Language Courses on the Matsumoto campus. If you want to study Japanese on another campus, Japanese supplementary classes are available on the Nagano, Ueda, Ina campuses. For further details, Please refer to the following website.
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I would like to know the Academic Calendar of Shinshu University.

Our academic year begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 of the following year. It is divided into two semesters:
First Semester:April 1 -September 30
Second Semester :October 1 -March 31
There are vacations in summer, winter and spring.
For further details, please refer to the latest information on each faculty/graduate school website.
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Visa

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How can I get a student visa (to study in Japan)?

Please refer to the following website.
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I don't have enough time to apply for a student visa right now.
Can I enter Japan on a short-term visa or without a visa and later obtain a student visa in Japan?

Shinshu University advises all new international students from abroad to enter Japan with a "Student Visa". Please contact your Faculty / Divison once you have received an acceptance letter. For further information, please refer to the following website.
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Finances

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How much is tuition fees?

Please refer to the following website.
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What kind of scholarships are available?

Please refer to the following website.
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How can I apply for the International House or dormitory?

Please refer to the following website.
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How much will it usually cost to live in Nagano?

Due to lower consumer prices, living expenses are low in Nagano compared to other major cities like Tokyo or Osaka. However, it is strongly advised to prepare enough expenses ( between 50,000 JPY to 100,000 JPY per month), depending on your personal taste and circumstances.

Am I allowed to do a part-time job?

Yes. The Japanese Government allows international students to work up to 28 hours per week, provided that you secure permission from the immigration office. For more information, please refer to the following website.
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