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The Graduate School is now recruiting students for the following five programs.

Master’s Degree ProgramMaster's Degree Program(English)Doctoral Degree ProgramNon-Degree StudentsNon-Degree Research Students

Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program are now recruiting students for February Round for Enrollment from April or Enrollment from October.

Application Guidelines are distributed in the printed book version. Individuals who need the Application Guidelines should contact the Academic Affairs Division noted below.
* Before application, make sure to obtain the printed book version of Application Guidelines.

To obtain the Application Guidebook in person at the Front Desk;

You can obtain the Application Guidebook at the Front Desk of the Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building.

Opening Hours Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:30 to 17:15
* Closed from December 29 to January 3
Place 1F, Graduate School of Institute of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building D, Niigata University Ikarashi Campus
* Enter the Front entrance beside the Clock Tower and go straight.

* For requesting for the Application Guidebook (English) for Master’s Degree Program / Major in Social and Cultural Studies / Field of International and Japanese Cultures, contact the Academic Affairs Division in advance.
Phone: 025-262-6166 / 025-262-7895

* Application Guidebooks for Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program are available at the Ekinan-Campus "TOKIMATE".
We have a small stock of application guidebooks. Please contact us by telephone for the stock before coming to the Academic Affairs Division.
Phone: 025-248-8141  http://www1.niigata-u.ac.jp/tokimate/
(You can receive it at TOKIMATE on or after Thursday, December 6)

To obtain the Application Guidebook by mail:

○ Request for Application Guidebook for Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program

Enclose a self-addressed return envelope with postal stamps equivalent to 400 yen on it (envelope for A4 (kakugata #2, 240×332 mm) with name and address of the applicant explicitly written on it). Request to:

Explicitly write the Application Guidebook you request for on the front side of the envelop.

  • Master’s Degree Program (February Round for Enrollment from April) (February Round for Enrollment from October)
  • Master’s Degree Program / Major in Social and Cultural Studies / Field of International and Japanese Cultures (February Round for Enrollment from October)
  • Master’s Degree Program / Major in Law and Politics / Field of International Social Affairs (English) (February Round for Enrollment from April) (February Round for Enrollment from October)
  • Doctoral Degree Program (February Round for Enrollment from April) (February Round for Enrollment from October)
  • Selecting of Internal Applicants applying for Doctoral Degree Program (Selection in February for Enrollment in April)
○ Request for Application Guidebook for Non-Degree Students and Non-Degree Research Students

Enclose a self-addressed return envelope with postal stamps equivalent to 140 yen on it (A4 size envelope with name and address of the applicant explicitly written on it). Request to:

Explicitly write "Request for (Master’s Degree Program or Doctoral Degree Program) NON-DEGREE STUDENTS Application Guidebook" or "Request for (Master’s Degree Program or Doctoral Degree Program) NON-DEGREE RESEARCH STUDENTS Application Guidebook" on the front side of the envelop.
Be sure to explicitly state "Master’s Degree Program" or "Doctoral Degree Program" for which Application Guidebook you need.

Contact information of the source and destination to get and submit the application form
8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho, Nishi-Ku, Niigata City, Niigata, Niigata Pref., 950-2181
Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building, Niigata University, Niigata University
Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building TEL. 025-262-6826/ 025-262-6166/ 025-262-7895
E-mail:jimugen@cc.niigata-u.ac.jp

Master’s Degree Program / Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines 2019

February Round (for individuals seeking entry in April or October, 2019)
Application Period: Friday, January 4 to Thursday, January 10, 2018 [applications must arrive within this period]
Entrance Examination Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

For further information, refer to the following PDF file or the printed book version of Application Guidelines.

 ・ Master’s Degree Program (February Round for Enrollment from April) (February Round for Enrollment from October) Application Guidelines (PDF)

Application Guidelines (PDF) for Master’s Degree Program / Major in Social and Cultural Studies / Field of International and Japanese Cultures (February Round for Enrollment from October)

Application Guidelines (PDF) (English) for Master’s Degree Program / Major in Law and Politics / Field of International Social Affairs (February Round for Enrollment from April) (February Round for Enrollment from October)

Selection Procedure

Procedure for Screening Students for Admission is outlined as below.

General Entrance Examination Written Examination and Oral Examination are all taken into consideration when selecting students.

  • ● Contents of the Written Examination are two courses: foreign language and 1 specialized course or specialized courses.
    In the Written Examination (consisting of foreign language and specialized courses), question is asked from each Field (your chosen field).
  • ● Oral Examination will be conducted based primarily on the application documents.
Special Selective Examination for Working Students Written Examination and Oral Examination are all taken into consideration when selecting students.

  • ● Applicants are selected through the Written Examination with a short essay. Research Plan is used as the reference material for a short essay.
  • ● Oral Examination will be conducted based primarily on the application documents.
Special Selective Examination for International Students Written Examination and Oral Examination are all taken into consideration when selecting students.

  • ● Questions of the Written Examination (1 specialized course) will be given according to each Field.
  • ● Oral Examination will be conducted based primarily on the application documents.

* Applicants of the Field of Management and Accounting of the Major in Economics and Management may in some cases be exempted from a Written Examination.
For further information, refer to the Application Guidelines.

Capacity of Admission

Major Course Capacity of Admission
Major in Contemporary Cultural Studies 10
Major in Social and Cultural Studies 20
Major in Contemporary Cultural Studies 10
Major in Economics and Management 20
Total 60

Application Guidelines for Non-Degree Research Students AY2019

Application Period (same period for Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program)

Japanese Applicants:
○ Applicants for Enrollment from April 1, 2019
Primary: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018 [applications must arrive within this period]
Secondary: Wednesday, February 6 to Friday, February 8, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
 
○ Applicants for enrollment from October 1, 2019
Primary: Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
Secondary: Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
 
International Applicants:
○ Applicants for Enrollment from April 1, 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018 [Applications must arrive within this period]
○ Applicants for enrollment from October 1, 2019
Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]

For further information, refer to the Application Guidelines as below.
 Application Guidelines / Research Students (AY2019) Research Students Application Form, Curriculum Vitae, and Health Certificate [Non-Degree Research Students] Approval of Enrollment

Eligibility for Application may in some cases be examined upon application (Especially applicants not obtained a degree at Niigata University should be aware of this). Be sure to read through the details on application procedure before application. Bank Transfer Form for Entrance Examination Fee (9,800 yen) cannot be downloaded. Receive it in person at Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building or request it by mail. If you wish to make a remittance from abroad, contact us by e-mail.

Application Guidelines for Non-Degree Students AY2019

Application Period (same period for Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree Program)

Japanese Applicants:
○ Applicants for Enrollment from April 1, 2019
Primary: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018 [applications must arrive within this period]
Secondary: Wednesday, February 6 to Friday, February 8, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
○ Applicants for enrollment from October 1, 2019
Primary: Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
Secondary: Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]
International Applicants:
○ Applicants for Enrollment from April 1, 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018 [Applications must arrive within this period]
○ Applicants for enrollment from October 1, 2019
Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 [applications must arrive within this period]

Individuals seeking entry as Non-Degree Students with a residency status of Study Abroad students are required to register 10 (7 courses) or more unit hours. Those who don't meet this requirement are not allowed to apply the admission. For further information, refer to the following Application Guidelines.
 Application Guidelines / Non-Degree Research Students (AY2019) ◆ Non-Degree Research Students Application Form, Curriculum Vitae, and Health Certificate,

Eligibility for Application may in some cases be examined upon application (Especially applicants not obtained a degree at Niigata University should be aware of this). Be sure to read through the details on application procedure before application. Bank Transfer Form for Entrance Examination Fee (9,800 yen) cannot be downloaded. Receive it in person at Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Building or request it by mail. If you wish to make a remittance from abroad, contact us by e-mail.