For Future Students

  1. Classification and Selection of International Students
  2. Procedure for Entry to Japan
  3. School Fees
  4. Housing
  5. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students 
  6. FAQ by International Students
* If discrepancies in interpretation occur between the Japanese and English versions, the former will have priority over the latter.


1. Classification and Selection of International Students

1) Japanese Government Scholarship Students
 

【Nomination by the Japanese embassy in your home country】

The Japanese Embassy in your country provides application forms, and also selects successful candidates from the applications received. Please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy in your country for more information.

Research Student (Graduate Student)

Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree. The Embassy of Japan will screen the applicants based on their transcript, research plan and language proficiency and the Japanese government will have a final selection.  

Teacher Training Students Applicants must be under 35 years old, have a bachelor's degree, and have worked as teachers in their home countries. After undertaking six months Japanese language training at the university designated by the Japanese Government, they are admitted 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 the 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.

<Course detail>
 A: A course conducted mainly to improve students’ Japanese language proficiency with supplementary study about Japan and Japanese culture.
 B: A course conducted mainly about Japan and Japanese culture with supplementary study to improve Japanese language proficiency.

【Nomination by Shimane University】

Shimane University selects candidates and recommends them to the Japanese Government. If you are nominated  and accepted by the government, you can study at Shimane University as a Japanese government scholarship student. If you have any questions about application, please contact the International Student Section.

(Email: ied-ryugaku(at)office.shimane-u.ac.jp)  *Replace "at" with "@".

Research Students (Graduate Students)

Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree. The Embassy of Japan will screen the applicants based on their transcript, research plan and language proficiency and the Japanese government will have a final selection.  

Japanese Studies Students This program is for international students who belong to universities that have student exchange agreements with Shimane University. Successful applicants are enrolled as part-time students for one year.

 

2) Privately-financed International Students

 

Official admission information can be found on the Shimane University official website.
https://www.shimane-u.ac.jp/nyushi/)(in Japanese)
International students in this category can enroll in Shimane University by either "Regular Selection" or "Privately-financed International Student Special Selection." Please contact our Admission Office for more information.

Undergraduate courses ・Privately-financed International Student Special Selection
Shimane University selects successful applicants based on their EJU (https://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 Interdisciplinary Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science.

・Selection for Transfer 
Check the admission information on the following page.
https://www.shimane-u.ac.jp/nyushi/information/application/  (in Japanese)
Graduate courses ・Special Program
In this program, all lectures and seminars are given in English. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree.
 GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  Graduate Course in Earth Science and Geoenvironmental Science
  http://www.geo.shimane-u.ac.jp/spfs/front.html
 
  Special Program for Privately Funded International Students
  http://www.life.shimane-u.ac.jp/eng/special_program/  

・Other Programs
Check the admission information on the following page. 
https://www.shimane-u.ac.jp/nyushi/information/application/ (in Japanese)

3) Foreign Government Scholarship Students

Shimane University accepts foreign government scholarship students. For more information, please contact the appropriate government agency in your country.

4) Exchange Students

Students from foreign universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University can study here as exchange students for one or two semesters. 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. For the information of Student Exchange Agreement with International University/Institute, please refer to this page.

For your reference, the guidebook for exchange students is available here (PDF, 1MB).

【Category of Exchange Students】

Exchange
Students
Undergraduate
Special Auditing Student

Based on the student exchange agreement, students are admitted to particular undergraduate classes. They receive credits after passing final examinations. Shimane University also issues a certificate of earned credits.

Graduate School
Special Auditing Student

Based on the student exchange agreement, students are admitted to particular graduate school classes. They receive credits after passing final examinations. Shimane University also issues the certificate of earned credits.

Special Research Student  Based on the student exchange agreement, students are admitted to conduct particular research projects under a research advisor. 


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2. Procedure for Entry to Japan

1) Complete admission procedures for Shimane University

Once you complete the admission procedures for Shimane University, a Letter of Acceptance will be issued.

2) Apply for Certificate of Eligibility

The applicant or their proxy (university officials, family or sibling of an applicant residing in Japan, or financial supporter) may file 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 either Letter of Acceptance or Notification of Passing Entrance Examination
  • Two passport-style photos (H4cm X W3cm) taken within the last 6 months
  • Letter of Financial Support
  • Certification of Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Others (A document certifying your research project may be required)
Note:
Japanese 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 "College Student" Visa. Exchange Students are also required to follow the instructions given by the University.

3) Apply for a "College Student" Visa at the nearest Japan Embassy or Consulate in your home country

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

4) Entry to Japan

Note:
Depending on your country, it may take a long time for the Certificate of Eligibility and Visa to be granted. 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 concerning this matter.

 

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3. School Fees

Japanese Government Scholarship Students, Foreign Government Scholarship Students, and Exchange Students do not need to pay tuition and certain other fees.

  Entrance Year Academic
Year 2020     
Undergraduate Application fee JPY17,000
Admission fee JPY282,000
Tuition 1 year JPY535,800
1st semester JPY267,900
2nd semester JPY267,900
Graduate Application fee JPY30,000
Admission fee JPY282,000
Tuition 1 year JPY535,800
1st semester JPY267,900
2nd semester JPY267,900
Non-degree
Research Student
Application fee JPY9,800
Admission fee JPY84,600
Tuition / month JPY29,700
Part-time Student Application fee JPY9,800
Admission fee JPY28,200
1 credit JPY14,800

                                                      

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4. Housing

1) Student Dormitory
The student dormitory is located a 10-minute walk away from Matsue Campus. There are three buildings, A, B and C on the same premises.
Admission to the student dormitory is usually in April and October. Please contact the International Exchange Division for admission applications.

Building Charge Facility
A

Rent JPY24,000/month

(Initial Deposit:JPY19,250

Management fee: JPY1,000/month)

Bath & Shower module, Toilet, Wash basin, Small kitchen
B

Rent JPY4,000/month

(Initial Deposit:JPY13,200

Management fee:JPY2,500/month)

Use common bath, wash basin, toilet and kitchen etc.
Some of the ammenities are coin-operated.
C

Rent JPY16,000/month

(Initial Deposit:JPY19,250

Management fee:JPY1,000/month)

Bath & Shower module, Toilet, Wash basin, Small kitchen

*There may be other charges than the above, such as gas, water, electricity and internet connection service. 


2) Shimane University International House

-Matsue Campus
The International House Matsue is located 500m away from campus. The house is for Matsue Campus exchange students. Please contact the Internatinal Exchange Division for admission.

Location Matsue City, Sugata-cho (3 min walk from Matsue Campus)
Single room 26 rooms, Rent JPY5,900/month
(Deposit: JPY15,000, Management fees: JPY3,500/month)
Married couple room 1 room, Rent JPY9,500/month
(Deposit: JPY20,000, Management fees: JPY3,000/month)
Maximum period of stay 1 year

-Izumo Campus
The International House Izumo is on-campus housing for Izumo Campus international students and researchers. Please contact the Faculty of Medicine for admission.

Location Izumo City, Enya-cho (on-campus housing)
Single room 8 rooms, Rent  JPY5,900 /month
(Deposit: JPY10,000, Management fees: JPY500/month)
Married couple room 3 rooms, Rent  JPY11,900/month
(Deposit: JPY20,000, Management fees: JPY700/month)
Family room 6 rooms, Rent  JPY14,200/month
(Deposit: JPY30,000, Management fees: JPY1,000/month)

-Izumo Campus Tenjin Branch
The International House Izumo Tenjin Branch is located 2km from Izumo Campus. The house is for Izumo Campus international students and researchers who have family. Please contact the Faculty of Medicine for admission.

Family room  24 rooms, Rent  JPY14,200/month
(Deposit: JPY30,000, Management fees: JPY1,000/month)



3) Private Residence / Apartments
There are lots of private residences and apartments around campus. Please contact the Shimane University CO-OP or a real estate agent. 

 Single room type  from JPY30,000/month 
 Room with shared facility   from JPY15,000/month 

Loans for Private Apartment Rental Deposits

If necessary, the Shimane University International Students Support Association can loan you the rental deposit (equivalent to monthly rent for two to three 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 Exchange Division.

 

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5. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students

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

Selection in

First Semester

 

(Scholarship for the

current adacemic year) 

Scholarship Name Eligibility No. of awardees in AY2020 Amount

Shimane International Center

Scholarship for International Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students 7 JPY20,000/month
Furukawa Ikuei Scholarship Graduate students at Graduate school of Medicine 1 JPY25,000/month
Gakushu Shoureihi
(Honors scholarship)
Undergraduate and Graduate students 20 JPY48,000/month

Internship Scholarship

(Lump sum scholarship)

Undergraduate and Graduate students (Designated grade only)  

Those who particiapte in internship in Shimane for more than 2 years

 

Those who participate JPY100,000

Those who participate and get job in Shimane prefecture JPY250,000

      

Selection in

Second

Semester

 

(Scholarship for the

next academic year)

     
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship Undergraduate students 0 JPY100,000/month
Graduate students 1 JPY140,000/month
Heiwa Nakajima Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students 1 JPY100,000/month
Kawashima Memorial Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students (Designated grade only) 1 JPY100,000/month

Sagawa Scholarship for

International Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students from South-East Asia

(Designated grade only)

  JPY100,000/month
Hashiya Scholarship Student from Indonesia 1 JPY100,000/month
Yasuda Scholarship Undergraduate students (Designated grade only)   JPY100,000/month
Korean Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate student from Korea   JPY25,000/month
Master course student from Korea   JPY40,000/month
Doctor course student from Korea    JPY70,000/month
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation Graduate student from Asia, Middle East, Africa, Brazil, Russia and Czech Republic 1 JPY80,000~160,000/month

Please click here for information on scholarships for privately-financed international students, including the scholarships listed above.

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6. FAQ by International Students

 

Please visit here for FAQ by International students. 

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