Study Abroad

6. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students

* If discrepancies in interpretation occur between the Japanese and English versions, the former will have priority over the latter.

1. International Students

At Shimane University, International students are defined as those whose status of residence is "Student"

Degree Courses

1) Undergraduate Students

Eligibility for Bachelor's courses

  • completion of 12 years education in a foreign county.
  • applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).

2) Graduate Students

Eligibility for Master's courses

  • completion of 16 years education in a foreign county.
  • graduates from a Japanese University.
  • applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT)
  • people aged over 22 who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to university graduates, judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • people who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to university graduates, passed Shimane University examination to be suitable for entry.

Eligibility for Doctoral courses

  • holders of Master's degrees
  • holders of degrees equivalent of a Master's, gained in a foreign country
  • applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
  • people aged over 24 who do not have Master's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to Master's graduates, and are judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • people who do not have Master's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to Master's graduates graduates, and have passed Shimane University examinations suitable for entry.

Eligibility for the Doctoral course in the Faculty of Medicine

  • completion of 18 years education in a foreign county
  • graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry in Japanese universities.
  • applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
  • people aged over 24 who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry, and are judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • people who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to university graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry, and have passed Shimane University examinations suitable for entry.

Non-degree courses

1) Part-time students

Eligibility for undergraduate course

  • completion of 12 year-education in foreign country.
  • applicants approved by the Minister of Education(MEXT).
  • applicants approved to have sufficient ability for the course.

Eligibility for Master's course

  • completion of 16 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the course.

Eligibility for Doctor course

  • completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Master's course in Japanese university.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the course.

Eligibility for Doctor course on faculty of Medicine

  • completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from the department of medicine or dentistry in Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the course.

2) Research student

Eligibility for undergraduate course

  • completion 16 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

Eligibility for Master's course

  • completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Master's course in Japanese university.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

Eligibility for Doctor course

  • completion of 21 year education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Doctor course in Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

Eligibility for Doctor course on faculty of Medicine

  • completion of 22 year education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Doctor course of the department of medicine or dentistry in Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

3) Special Auditing students (graduate and undergraduate) and Special Research students

  • exchange students from universities with appropriate exchange agreements with Shimane University

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2. Classification and Selection of International Students

1) Japanese Government Scholarship Students

Japanese government scholarships pay a generous monthly allowance, and also cover your international round trip air-fare to and from Japan.

Graduate course stipend

 Doctoral course 145,000 yen/month

 Master's course 144,000 yen/month

 Research student 143,000 yen/month 

Undergraduate course stipend  117,000 yen/month

                                                                                *as of 2016
 

Nomination by the Japanese embassy in your home country

 

The Japanese diplomatic mission in your country provides application forms, and also selects successful candidates from the applications received. If you are nominated by an embassy and are subsequently accepted by the Japanese government, we strongly recommend you choose Shimane University! Please contact the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission in your country for more information.

Research student (Graduate Student)

Eligibility: Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree.
Fields of study:
<Humanities course>
literature, history, aesthetics, law, politics, economics, business administration, sociology, music, art
<Science course>
science, engineering, agriculture, marine products study, pharmacology, dentistry, domestic science

Teacher Training Students

Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree. After undertaking six months Japanese language training in a university designated by the Japanese government, successful applicants study education for one year as non-degree research students.

Undergraduate Students

Applicants who have graduated from high school take an examination at the Japanese diplomatic mission in their home country. After taking one year of Japanese education, successful applicants take an entrance examination for a university designated by the Japanese Government.

Japanese Studies Students

Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate university courses in their home country and be aged from 18 to 30. Successful applicants will be enrolled as part-time students for one year.

Nomination by Shimane University

Shimane University selects candidates from applicants. If you are nominated by Shimane University and are accepted by the Japanese government, you can enjoy studying at Shimane University with a scholarship. If you have any questions about applications, please contact the International Student Section. (ied-ryugaku(at)jn.shimane-u.ac.jp)

Research Students (Graduate Students)

Applicants must be less than 35 years old and must hold a bachelor's degree.

Research Students (Graduate Students) Special Program

In this program, all lectures and seminars are given in English. Applicants must be less than 35 years old and must hold a bachelor's degree

Fields of Study:

Japanese Studies Students

This program is for international students from universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University. Successful applicants are enrolled by a part time student for a year.

2) Privately-financed International Students

Degree course

International students in this category can enter Shimane University by either "Regular Selection" or "Privately-financed International Student Special Selection". Please contact us for more information.

a) Regular Selection

Under Regular Selection, candidates take an entrance examination with ordinary Japanese students. Shimane University selects successful applicants based on the results of the examination.

b) Privately-financed International Student Special Selection

Undergraduate courses

Shimane University selects successful applicants based on their EJU (http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/eju/index.html) scores. EJU examination sites are located in foreign countries as well as in Japan. Foreign residents who pass the examination can thus be accepted without having to travel to Japan. This special selection is available for the Faculty of Law and Literature, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science.

Graduate courses

Candidates may enter graduate courses depending on the results of examinations or interviews, as determined by each individual faculty.

Humanities and Social Sciences: Master's course
Education: Master's
Medicine: Master's, Doctoral
Nursing: Master's
Science and Engineering: Master's, Doctoral

Graduate course Special Program

In this program, all lectures and seminars are given in English. Applicants must be less than 35 years old and must hold a bachelor's degree

Fields of Study:
Non-degree research student and part-time student

http://www.shimane-u.ac.jp/exchange/lifelong_study/research_student/research_student03.html (in Japanese)

3) Foreign Government Scholarship Students

Foreign government scholarship programs are available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. Please contact the appropriate government agency in your country for more information.

4) Exchange Students

Students from foreign universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University can study here as exchange students for one year. They are enrolled as non-degree part-time students (Special Auditing Students) in either undergraduate or graduate courses. Such students must return to their home university to complete their degree courses. Please contact the International Office in your home university for more information.

a) Short-term Student Exchange Promotion Program: JASSO Scholarship ( http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/scholarship/short_term.html )

Exchange students applicants are eligible for a JASSO scholarship (80,000 yen per month), based on selection by Shimane University. This scholarship also covers a round trip air fare.

b) Privately-financed Exchange Student

Applicants who are approved by Shimane University on the basis of their financial situation can also come to Japan as privately-financed exchange students.

Universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University (As of October 1)

Country Name of University
U.S.A. Central Washington University, Kent State University
University of California, Davis, University of Arkansas
China Shenyang Physical Education Institute, Northeast Forestry University, Nanjing Forestry University, China Agricultural University, Ningxia University, Beijing Forestry University, Jilin University, Hebei Normal University, Dalian University, Ningxia Medical College, Beijing Normal University
Korea Busan National University of Education, Gyeongsang National University, Kyungpook National University, Seoul National University of Technology, Yongsei University
France UniversiteJean Moulin Lyon Ⅲ, University of Orleans, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy-1
Germany Universitat Rostock
Nepal Tribhuvan University
Indonesia Andalas University
Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Health Sciences University of Mongolia, Mongolian State University of Agriculture
Egypt Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
Sweden Linkopings Universitet


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3. Procedure for Entry to Japan

1) Complete admission procedures for Shimane University

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2) Apply for Certificate of Eligibility

The applicant or their proxy (University officials, family of the applicant, or a sibling residing in Japan) may make an Application for Certificate of Eligibility at an Immigration Office in Japan. After receiving the certificate of eligibility, the proxy sends it to the applicant in their country of residence.

Documents required:
  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • A copy of your passport (Page of Name, birthday and passport number)
  • 2 passport- style photos (4cm X 3cm) taken within last 6 months
  • Financial Certificate
  • Certification of Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Notification of Passing Entrance Examination
  • * All certificates must have Japanese translations
Note:
Government Scholarship Students recommended by Shimane University or the Japanese Embassy in your home country do not have to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. Please follow the instructions of the University or the Embassy and apply for a "Student" Visa.

3) Apply for a "Student" Visa at the nearest Japanese diplomatic post (embassy or consulate) in your home country

Documents required:
Certificate of Eligibility, your passport, and 2 passport-style photos

4) Entry to Japan

Note:
It may take a long time a Certificate of Eligibility and Visa to be granted, depending on your country. You are strongly advised to begin the application procedure well before you plan to start your studies. Please follow the advice of Shimane University and the appropriate diplomatic mission in this matter.

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4. Tuition fees

Japanese Government Scholarship Students, Foreign Government Scholarship, and Exchange Students are exempt from tuition fees. (As of April 1st, 2016)

  Entrance Year Academic
Year 2016
Undergraduate Application fee ¥17,000
Admission fee ¥282,000
Tuition
Fee
1 year ¥535,800
1st semester ¥267,900
2nd semester ¥267,900
Graduate School Application fee ¥30,000
Admission fee ¥282,000
Tuition
Fee
1 year ¥535,800
1st semester ¥267,900
2nd semester ¥267,900
Non-degree
Research Student
Application fee ¥9,800
Admission fee ¥84,600
Tuition fee / month ¥29,700
Part-time Student Application fee ¥9,800
Admission fee ¥28,200
1 credit ¥14,800


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5. Housing

1) Shimane University International Houses

-Matsue Campus

Address Matsue City, Sugata-cho
Single room 26 rooms, rent 5,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 15,000 yen, Management fees: 3,500yen per month)
Double room 1 room, rent 9,500 yen per month
(Deposit: 20,000 yen, Management fees: 3,000yen per month)
Maximum period of stay 1 year

-Izumo Campus (Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Research)

Address Izumo City, Enya-cho
Single room 8 rooms, 5,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 10,000 yen, Management fees: 500yen per month, Cleaning fees: 5,000yen on moving out)
Double room 3 rooms, 11,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 20,000 yen, Management fees: 700yen per month, Cleaning fees: 10,000yen on moving out)
Family room 6 rooms, 14,200 yen per month
(Deposit: 30,000 yen, Management fees: 1,000yen per month, Cleaning fees: 15,000yen on moving out)

2) Student Dormitory

  Rates Facilities
Building A

24,000yen per month (18,900 yen upon admission,
Maintenance fee 1,000 yen per month

Bathrom, toilet, wash stand, mini kitchen
Building B

4,000yen per month (13,000 yen upon admission,
Maintenance fee 2,500 yen per month

Use shared facillities (bathroom, toilet, kitchen etc).

Some of those facilities are coin-operated.

Building C

16,000yen per month (16,000 yen upon admission,
Maintenance fee 1,000 yen per month

Bathrom, toilet, wash stand, mini kitchen

3) Private Residence / Apartments (Mediators: University Coop, real estate agents)

Single room type (1DK) variable, up to 30,000 yen~ per month
Shared room type 15,000 yen~ per month

"Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan" by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (http://www.jees.or.jp/crifs/index.htm)

(Comprehensive Renter's insurance + Guarantor's Protection Fund)

This policy provides you with protection against damages to your landlord's property due to fire or accident, accidental damage, damage to your personal belongings due to fire, flooding, or the like, and any losses incurred by your guarantor through the joint guarantee. You can apply for this insurance at the International Student Section.

1 year term 4,000 yen
2 year term 8,000 yen

Guarantor

In Japan, a guarantor is usually required before you can take out a contract for a private apartment. The insurance policy described makes it easier for international students to secure a guarantor, by easing the psychological and financial burdens placed on them as your guarantor. If you cannot find a guarantor, the Shimane University International Students Support Association can be your guarantor, provided that you join the insurance scheme.

Loans for Private Apartment rental deposits

If necessary, Shimane University International Students Support Association can loan you the rental deposit (monthly rent for two months) you must pay when you first move into a private apartment. If you wish to request a loan from this association, please contact the International Student Section.

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6. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students

International Students for degree courses are eligible to apply. Not all international students cannot receive these scholarships.

Scholarship Name Eligibility Amount / month
Japanese Government Scholarship
(Application through Shimane University)
Graduate students ¥144,000~
Undergraduate students ¥117,000

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for

Privately-financed International Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥48,000
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship Graduate students ¥140,000
Undergraduate students ¥100,000
Heiwa Nakajima Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥100,000
Hashiya Scholarship Student from Indonesia ¥100,000
Hurukawa Ikuei Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥300,000 / year
Techno Project Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥50,000
Kunibiki Scholarship International students who study in University in Shimane and have lived in Shimane more than 6 months. ¥20,000


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