The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences International Liaison Office

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FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding studying abroad and internship for short terms at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences .

 

(Q1) Can I study abroad at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences even though my university is not a partner school? Can I have my Certificate of Eligibility applied by proxy?
(A1) You can still study abroad at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences even if your school is not a partner school as long as you are currently a graduate student and you can find a Graduate School of Frontier Sciences faculty member who consents to be your research supervisor. We will apply for your Certificate of Eligibility in your stead should your stay exceeds 90 days and you require a visa.
(Q2) I am an Undergraduate student and I would like to do an internship this summer holidays at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. I would also need a visa.
(A2) The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences does not have Undergraduate courses, so we do not have any programs for Undergraduate students. We do however have an annual summer program tailored specifically for international Undergraduate students. You may apply for this program and if your application is accepted, you can take part in a six-week long research internship program.

University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa (UTSIP Kashiwa)
https://www.ilo.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/summer

(Q3) I am an undergraduate student graduating in June and will be taking up my Master’s Course from September. Does the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences have internship programs that I can take up from June to September?
(A3) No, we do not. The only program that allows us to accept individuals who are not in Graduate Schools as “students” is the “Graduate Foreign Research Students”program. Under this program, students must carry out specific themed research under the supervision of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences faculty members. Enrollment periods for this program is in April and October and the duration is for 1 year.

International Graduate Research Students
https://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/exam_e/procedure-e.htm

(Q4) I am French and I intend to come over to Japan as a “Special Research Student” for 85 days. Do I have to acquire a student visa?
(A4) French nationals can enter Japan and stay up to 90 days without a visa as long as they do not engage in any activities that pays monetary compensations. As a “Special Research Student”, you will be able to apply for the university dormitory. However, you cannot set up a bank account nor enroll in the National Health Insurance plan in Japan.
(Q5) I am not from a partner university and I’m planning to take up internship at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences for two months. What status can I apply under? Will I be exempted from paying tuition fee? I need a visa to enter Japan.
(A5) If your stay is more than 14 days but less than 90 days, you are eligible to apply under “International Internship Research Student”. “International Internship Research Student” do not need to pay tuition fees. However, we can not file Certificate of Eligibility for students with status as “International Internship Research Student”. You would have to apply for short stay visas by yourself. You will not be able to apply for the university dormitories, nor a student I.D.. If you wish to come to Japan with a student visa and apply for the university dormitory, please apply as a “Special Research Student”. You will have to pay tuition fee.
(Q6) Is there a recommended period to start my studies abroad?
(A6) If you wish to apply for the university dormitories, it is recommended that you schedule your studies for the beginning of a new semester (April or September). It is hard to find dormitory vacancies in the middle of a semester.

 

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