This year’s college entrance examination is over, and many students must have plans to study abroad, while Japan is a very popular country for studying abroad.
let’s take a look at the 2019 Japanese graduate student application guide together with the small edition of the study abroad website.
First of all, let’s look at the application conditions for graduate students to study abroad
The basic conditions are:
Education background: at least 16 years of education experience in China, with degree certificate or equivalent education abroad.
age is unlimited, but the reason for studying abroad shall be explained in detail for the person over 35 years old
Language ability: Japanese and English, according to the specific requirements of universities and disciplines.
among them, Japanese ability certificate, Japanese score (Arts N1 / science N2), English score (Arts without rigid requirements, better score / science preparation for TOEFL 80 + or TOEFL 750 +, for example, English excellent proposal for TOEFL);
Generally, Japanese graduate students provide JLPT test scores. This test only takes place in July and December every year. Therefore, it is suggested that students who want to study in Japan should take JLPT as soon as possible, and those who want to leave directly after graduation in senior year should take N1 or N2 test in junior year, otherwise their application may be delayed Because there are many opportunities to use English in the research, and English can be used as a substitute for communication, many science and engineering students who have little Japanese Foundation also went to Japan
Average score of undergraduate in school: (Arts 80 + / science 75 +);
Because graduate students and monks are not traditional cramming teaching, but also need independent learning and research ability, the importance of language ability and professional performance is self-evident
In fact, liberal arts students have always been a major force going to Japan for graduate study. From the beginning of Japanese major, it will be popularized to education, literature, economics, management, sociology, history, art, and even spread to other countries’ languages. When applying for these majors, they really can prepare as early as possible
So, to give yourself enough time to apply, generally speaking, it needs to be about a year in advance (for example, to apply for admission in October of 2017, and to start sending letters in September of 2016).
before that, students should select schools, professors, Japanese and English.
Science and Engineering: since the past few years, more and more people have gone to Japan to study in science and engineering. The typical major of
in addition, there are architecture, machinery, civil engineering, process design, materials, chemistry, physics, mathematics, agriculture and so on.
Computer is a major that is not easy to apply for, so students who want to study computer need to pay attention to the higher application requirements when they are preparing to go to Japan for postgraduate study.
students who are ready to apply for a good school should not only have good language scores (Japanese and English), but also have the average score in school.
Medicine: Although there are few reports of Japanese medicine in China, the development of Japan’s medicine attracts the world’s attention.
Japanese medicine is the most difficult major to apply for, especially medicine.
if you decide to go to Japan, you must plan well, step by step, and you will fail accidentally.
Next, let’s look at the application materials
1. Letter of recommendation from a university professor
The recommendation letter of professor is usually needed.
but different schools apply for it, so are the requirements.
some universities require the guidance professor to issue the letter, while some universities require the dean or dean of the Department to issue the letter.
2. Report card
For the students who are studying, all the scores from the first year of university to the time of application should be issued. The scores of
cannot be in Chinese, and the original English or Japanese version must be submitted.
3. Certificate of intended graduation
This certificate is issued by the Department of the student, generally including the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth, year of enrollment, major name, year of graduation and name of degree to be obtained
4. Summary of graduation thesis
Provide the outline of the graduation thesis or the thesis and research achievements during the University.
5. Research plan
Among all the materials, research plan is the most important.
research plan includes research background, research purpose, research content, research methods and references.
each university has different requirements for word number.
Finally, let’s look at the application process
If students plan to enroll in April of the next year, they need to start preparing from January to May of this year.
starts to understand the basic policies and profiles of studying abroad in Japan, learn the language and prepare the application materials.
From May to November, students need to determine the major and university you want to choose, understand the application requirements, and take the language test.
From December of that year to march of the next year, students should have been offered and prepared for visa during this period
From March to April of the next year, get the visa, book the air ticket and prepare for enrollment
If students plan to enroll in October of the next year, they should start to prepare in November March of that year
From April to June, prepare language, application materials, etc.
Get offer and visa from July to September.
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