Non-degree Programs

Non-degree seeking research students are students who conduct research on a designated research theme, under the guidance of a specific instructor, for the purpose of research on specialized subject matter. Non-degree seeking research students cannot acquire credits, or obtain a degree.

Saitama University does not offer a course designed for Japanese language study alone. Thus, before arriving in Japan, students need to acquire sufficient Japanese language skills required for taking classes, and receiving research guidance at the University.

It is important to have clear objectives for studying abroad before arriving in Japan. In addition, in terms of financial planning, such as tuition and living expenses, etc. necessary for your study in Japan, please thoroughly plan before your arrival in Japan, in order to avoid situations where your part-time job, etc. interferes with your studies.

1. Application & Enrollment Period

a. The Enrollment periods are in April and October.
b. The Application period is as follows:

MA Program in Japanese and Asian Culture
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entrance in the April: January
Entrance in the October: June

MEcon Program in Japanese and Asian Economy
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entrance in the April: December
Entrance in the October: June

Faculty of Education
Entrance in the April: February
Entrance in the October: August

Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Entrance in the April: February
Entrance in the October: August

c. The research period for non-degree seeking research students is six months. However, if a request for a continuance (extension) is submitted within the designated period, students may be granted an additional six-month extension.

2. Admission Fee, etc. (as of April 2016)

Examination fee: 9,800 yen
Admission fee: 84,600 yen
Tuition (for six months): 178,200 yen

3.Contacts

For details regarding application requirements, and how to obtain application documents, please contact the following the office in charge.

MA Program in Japanese and Asian Culture
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEL: +81-48-858-3044
* http://hss.saitama-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

MEcon Program in Japanese and Asian Economy
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEL: +81-48-858-3286
* http://hss.saitama-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

Faculty of Education
TEL: +81-48-858-3144
* http://www.edu.saitama-u.ac.jp/content/res_student.html

Graduate School of Science and Engineering
TEL: +81-48-858-3430
  http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/rikogaku/en/exm_001_02.html

*Japanese website

Address:
(name of program), (name of faculty), Saitama University
255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama City,
Saitama 338-8570, JAPAN

Credit-Seeking Auditors

Upon screening, credit-seeking auditors may take class subjects established by the Faculties. However, please note that some subjects may not be taken, due to the admission capacity of classrooms, etc., or depending on the Faculty.

Credit-seeking auditors may obtain credits if they pass a course through to the final exam and papers, etc.

Moreover, upon satisfying certain requirements, there is a chance for credit-seeking auditors to be awarded Bachelor’s Degrees by submitting an application to the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation.

Credit-seeking auditors in the Graduate Schools may take class subjects established by the Graduate Schools.

However, depending on the type of course, etc., credit-seeking auditors may not be able to take class subjects, or may not be accepted in some Graduate School courses.

1. Application & Enrollment Period

a. The Enrollment Periods are in April and October.
b. The Application Periods are at the beginning of April, the end of September and the beginning of October.

2. Admission Fee, etc. (as of April 2016)

Examination fee: 9,800 yen
Admission fee: 28,200 yen
Tuition fee (per credit): 14,800 yen

3.Contacts

For details regarding application requirements, and how to obtain application documents, please contact the following the office in charge.

Faculty of Liberal Arts
or
MA Program in Japanese and Asian Culture
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEL: +81-48-858-3044
* http://hss.saitama-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

Faculty of Economics
http://www.eco.saitama-u.ac.jp/en/
TEL: +81-48-858-3287
or
MEcon Program in Japanese and Asian Economy
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEL: +81-48-858-3286
* http://hss.saitama-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

Faculty of Education
+81-48-858-3144
* http://www.edu.saitama-u.ac.jp/content/res_student.html

Faculty of Science
TEL: +81-48-858-3345

Faculty of Engineering
TEL: +81-48-858-3429
* http://engineering.saitama-u.ac.jp/index.html

Graduate School of Science and Engineering
TEL: +81-48-858-3430
  http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/rikogaku/en/exm_001_02.html

Education and Student Services Bureau / Center for Japanese Language Education
TEL: +81-48-858-3943

*Japanese website

Address:
(name of program), (name of faculty), Saitama University
255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama City,
Saitama 338-8570, JAPAN