Graduate School of Informatics Information for Prospective Privately Financed Research Students (Foreign Applicants)


The Graduate School of Informatics and the School of Informatics are pleased to accept privately financed research students in special circumstances for study at the Graduate School or Undergraduate School after being accepted as research students (or graduate research students).

Application Requirements

  • Graduate Research Student:

    1) Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree
    2) Applicants who have been recognized by the faculty of this Graduate School

  • Research Student:

    1) Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree
    2) Applicants who have been recognized as having the same scholarly ability as the above by the faculty of this Graduate School

Note: All applicants, both Graduate Research Students and Research Students, must possess Japanese or English ability sufficient for graduate study.

Application Procedure

  1. All prospective students must email the instructor that they wish to study with and receive the prospective supervisor’s approval to apply to the Graduate School of Informatics. Please refer to the following webpage to find if there is an instructor in our department that you wish to study with.
  2. Please email the prospective supervisor and introduce yourself, stating why you wish to study with this instructor specifically. With your introductory email, please be sure to submit the following 6 documents:
    I. Entry Sheet (PDF Publisher Word)
    II. Questionnaire (PDF Word)
    III. Research Plan
    IV. Official Transcript from most recent attended University
    V. Certificate of (Expected) Graduation
    VI. Document proving language ability (Japanese or English)
  3. The interview will consist of questions regarding your previous research experience and proposed research topic. Other questions will involve your previous experience with Japan, Japanese language, and your economic situation.


Application Period

  • April 2019 Enrollment
    Overseas applicants Monday November 5∼ Friday November 16, 2018
    Japanese residents Tuesday February 12∼ Friday February 21, 2019
  • October 2019 Enrollment
    Overseas applicants Tuesday May 7∼ Tuesday May 21, 2019
    Japanese residents Thursday August 15∼ Wednesday August 21, 2019


Tuition and other Fees

(These prices are for academic year 2018 and are subject to change without notice)
1) Entrance Fee ¥84,600
2) Tuition (one semester) ¥178,200 (one year) ¥356,400

Contact Regarding Research Student Admissions (Foreign Applicants)

Nagoya University, Graduate School of Informatics International Student Advisor
Michelle KUHN
Email: kuhnm (at)
Tel: 052-788-6269
(Office Hours: 10:00~12:00, 13:00~16:00, excluding weekends and holidays)


Students Affairs Section
Nagoya University Graduate School of Informatics and School of Informatics Office
Email: admission (at)
Tel: 052-789-4721
(Office Hours: 9:00~11:30, 13:30~16:00, excluding weekends and holidays)