[International Exchange Programs]
Hosting International Students

Acceptance of International Students
Number of International Students
International Students at National Expense
International Students Sent to Study Abroad by Foreign Governments
International Students at Their Own Expense
Support for International Students

Number of Foreign Students
Countries and Areas Graduate School
(Master's Program / Professional Degree Program) Students
College Students Special Auditors Research Students Grand Total
Government etc. Private Government etc. Private Government etc. Private Government etc. Private Government etc. Private Total
China
27(2)

1
4
7 1 38(2) 39(2)
Taiwan




    1

1 1
Czech Republic
 


1
    1 1
Slovenia



1
   
1
  1
Total   27(2)

2 5   8 2 40(2) 42(2)
Number of International Students, As of Oct 1, 2017 The figures in the parenthesis indicate the number of doctoral students of Hyogo University of Teacher Education. (included number)

International Students at National Expense
There are three types of programs for international students at national expenses, as follows.
1. Programs for students residing in other countries and desiring to study aboard
--- Programs accepting applications through Japanese embassies or consulate general in other countries (Embassy recommendation)
--- Programs accepting applications through the universities where the students desire to study (University recommendation)
2. Programs for international students residing in Japan
3. Programs accepting applications through the universities where the students are currently registered (Domestic selection)

Application time and others
Categories Recruitment Method Application time and others Position in Jouetsu University of Education
Research students Embassy recommendation March ~ May Student recruitment by Japanese Embassies in other countries.
Screening of application document, written examinations and interview examinations in the country.
Recommendation to MEXT (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Research student
University recommendation January

Screening of application document in this University.

Recommendation to MEXT through this University.
Research student (It is possible to go to graduate school (master’s degree))
Domestic selection November

Screening of application document in this University.

Recommendation to MEXT through this University.
Master’s degree student or doctoral student
Graduate students Embassy recommendation March ~ May

Student recruitment by Japanese Embassies in other countries.
Screening of application document, written examinations and interview examinations in the country.
Recommendation to MEXT through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Undergraduate
Domestic selection November

Screening of application document in this University.

Recommendation to MEXT through this University.
4th-year undergraduate
Japanese Studies students Embassy recommendation November ~ February

Student recruitment by Japanese Embassies in other countries.
Screening of application document, written examinations and interview examinations in the country.

Recommendation to MEXT through the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs.
Undergraduate
University recommendation November Screening of application document in this University.
Recommendation to MEXT through this University.
4th-year undergraduate
Teacher Training students
November ~ February

Student recruitment by Japanese Embassies in other countries.
Screening of application document, written examinations and interview examinations in the country.

Recommendation to MEXT through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recruitment time and others

Application requirements
Categories Application requirements and others
Research students Qualification University (college) graduate or above (including prospective graduate)
Age

Under 35 years old (at time of acceptance)

Undergraduate students Qualification Anyone with a high school graduation certificate or equivalent academic qualification (including prospective graduate)
Age

Over 17 years old and under 22 years old (at time of acceptance)

Japanese Studies students

Qualification A person who is studying at an overseas university, in principle, is major in the field related to Japanese language / Japanese culture, and has enough Japanese language proficiency to receive training.
Age

Over 18 years old and under 30 years old (at time of acceptance)

Teacher Training students Qualification University (college) graduate or Graduate of a school for teacher training who has taught in a school in his / her country for more than 5 years.
Age

Under 35 years old (at at time of acceptance)

Application requirements
As for the summaries of programs of Teacher Training students and Japanese Studies students, see below.
2018 Teacher Training Students Course guide
2018 Japanese Students Course guide

International Students Sent to Study Abroad by Foreign Governments
They are international students who are sent to other countries for study at the expense of the government of the country, which calls for application, screens candidates, pays scholarships, and conducts all other operations.

International Students at Their Own Expense
They are international students who do not belong in either of the other two categories (International Students at National Expense and International Students Sent to Study Abroad by Foreign Governments). They come to study at Japanese universities with scholarships form private entities or at their own expense.
Application guidance for Joetsu University of Education research students

Research Students (International students at their own expense) Application Guideline
The Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
This is the operation provided by Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) and the system to support a student who remains to be enrolled in a domestic university (college) and comes to study at a Japanese university for a short period (within 1 year) based on the exchange agreement and others.

Scholarship Application requirements and others
Exchange Support System of International Students (Short-term acceptance) A person who is recommended by the university with an agreement of international academic exchange where he or she is enrolled.

http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term.html

Exchange Support System of International Students (Short-term acceptance)


Other scholarships
Scholarships Application requirements and others
Honors Scholarships A person who has a residential qualification (overseas study) and is enrolled as a formal student or research student.
http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/shoureihi.html
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship A person who has a residential qualification (overseas study) and is enrolled as a formal student or research student and is under 45 years old.
http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation A person who has a residential qualification (overseas study) and is enrolled as a formal student
http://www.hnf.jp/
Other scholarships


Support for International Students

Japanese Language Extra Class Program
In addition to ordinary lessons, you can take the Japanese language extra class according to your Japanese language capability. Free of expense.

Tutor System
Japanese students perform guidance of learning and research including Japanese language guidance and daily care for foreign students who have been in Japan for one year or less.

Foreign Student Communication Plaza

This plaza is provided for learning and communication among foreign students. PCs and books related to Japanese language are available.

Within the utilization time (8:30 ~ 17:00), you can freely use them.

Events of university

This University provides various events for the support for international students.

Main annual events are as follows.

Time Events
April Orientation for international students who entered in April
Traffic safety guidance for international students
Cherry-blossom viewing
May Informal gathering of President and international students who entered in April 2017
June Opinion exchange meeting with international students
July Tanabata (Star Festival) Tea Ceremony
Participation in joetsu festival folk dancing parade
August Field trip (experience of Japanese culture / history and region) for international students
Achivement presentation of international students of short-term programs
September Certification ceremony for students of short-term programs
October Orientation for international students who entered in October
Participation in the university festival
November Traffic safety guidance for international students
Informal gathering of President and international students who entered in October 2017
Receipt of J.TEST Test of Practical Japanese
International students talkfest about the "world" (4 times)
December Opinion exchange meeting with international students
February Presentation of international students who completed courses
March International gathering in Joetsu University of Education
Ski experience tour for international students
Certification ceremony for international students of short-term programs
Presentation ceremony for international students who completed courses

Events of university


Interaction with community

In collaboration with Joetsu International Network, exchange meetings are held regularly. The cooking classes of their country dishes and the lecture meeting where their countries are introduced contribute to the international understanding among the people who live in Joetsu area.
Home visit / home stay are conducted.
International students go to elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools in Joetsu area to interact with pupils, students, teachers and parents.

There are other events such as cherry blossom viewing, Minyo-Nagashi, observation of wedding ceremony, Doll Festival and others.

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