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The Kanazawa university|(Japanese: 金沢大学, Japanese pronunciation: [Kanazawa-dai],abbreviated to Japanese: 金大, Japanese pronunciation: [Kindai]) is a Japanese national university in the city of Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. Founded in 1862, it was chartered as a university in 1949.

Kanazawa university is divided into two main campuses: Kakuma and Takaramachi. University enrollment is about 11,000 students, including 630 international students in 2018

Basic data

Location

  • Kakuma Campus ( Kakuma Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • Takaramachi Campus (Takaramachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • Tsuruma Campus ( Kodatsuno, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture )
  • Heiwamachi district (Heiwamachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • Higashikenroku district (Higashikenrokucho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • Tatsunokuchi district (Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture )
  • Kanazawa University Tokyo Office (Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Emblem

  • The emblem of Kanazawa University shows the characters for “university” and the leaves of the acanthus, a Mediterranean plant. It was first used in August 1949. The acanthus stands for “The Fine Arts,” and its graceful leaves were loved by the ancient Greeks and Romans who used them as decorations in the capitals of Corinthian and composite columns. It is said that they were grown in the garden of Plato’s Akademia.
  • Navy blue is used as the school color . In RGB (28,50,77).
  • Thistle is the symbol of the Acanthus Portal, which is an e-learning system on campus.
  • In novels and dramas, it is sometimes metaphorized under the fictitious names “Noto University” and “Ishikawa University”.

Organization

Faculties (former undergraduate programs)

Kanazawa University has eight faculties (学部).

  • Faculty of Literature (文学部)
  • Faculty of Education (教育学部)
  • Faculty of Law (法学部)
  • Faculty of Economics (経済学部)
  • Faculty of Science (理学部)
  • Faculty of Engineering (工学部)
  • Faculty of Medicine (医学部)
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (薬学部)

Colleges (undergraduate programs)

Kanazawa University has three colleges (学域) and 16 schools (学類) for undergraduate programs.

  • College of Human and Social Sciences (人間社会学域)
    • School of Humanities (人文学類)
    • School of Law (法学類)
    • School of Economics (経済学類)
    • School of Teacher Education (学校教育学類)
    • School of Regional Development Studies (地域創造学類)
    • School of International Studies (国際学類)
  • College of Science and Engineering (理工学域)
    • School of Mathematics and Physics (数物科学類)
    • School of Chemistry (物質化学類)
    • School of Mechanical Engineering (機械工学類)
    • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (電子情報学類)
    • School of Environmental Design (環境デザイン学類)
    • School of Natural System (自然システム学類)
  • College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences (医薬保健学域)
    • School of Medicine (医学類)
    • School of Pharmacy (薬学類)
    • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (創薬科学類)
    • School of Health Sciences (保健学類)

Graduate schools

  • Graduate School of Education (大学院教育学研究科)
  • Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environment Studies (大学院人間社会環境研究科)
  • Law School (大学院法務研究科)
  • Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology (大学院自然科学研究科)
  • Graduate School of Medical Science (大学院医学系研究科)

Research facilities

  • University Libraries (附属図書館)
    • Central Library (中央図書館)
    • Natural Science and Technology Library (自然科学系図書館)
    • Medical Branch Library (医学系分館)
  • University Hospital (附属病院)
  • Cancer Research Institute (がん研究所)

Notable alumni

  • Tatsuma Ejiri (1975-), a manga artist
  • Kohei Eto (1982-), a basketball coach
  • Yoshio Koide (1942-), a theoretical physicist
  • Ryoji Nakagawa (1939-), a member of the Supreme Court of Japan
  • Yoshihisa Okumura (1926-), an engineer
  • Han Qing-quan (1884-1921), a Chinese doctor
  • Bunji Sakita (1930-2002), a theoretical physicist
  • Mikito Takayasu (1860-1938), an ophthalmologist

Kanazawa University, originating form a smallpox vaccination center of the Kaga Clan, as far back as 1862, was founded in 1949 as one of the new national universities by uniting institutions such as Ishikawa Teacher Training School, Kanazawa Medical College and the Fourth Higher School. Thenceforth for half a decade, Kanazawa University in its position as the nucleus of higher education of parts of Japan facing the Sea of Japan, has constantly contributed to the higher education of the country and to the academic world through efforts to deepen, broaden and integrate scholarship, and also by qualitative and quantitative maintenance of undergraduate and graduate organizations.Kodatsuno accommodate approximately 11,000 students including 350 international students. I have no doubt that the interaction between the students, conversations with the lectures and contacts with the local people in the community, should provide the students with an ideal setting for the cultivation of individual personalities.

Tuition and Other Fees

Students must pay tuition and other required fees by the deadline indicated.

Degree Students

ClassificationUndergraduateGraduateLaw school
Examination17,000yen30,000yen30,000yen
Admission282,000yen282,000yen282,000yen
Tuition (Annual)535,800yen535,800yen804,000yen

Non-degree Students

ClassificationCredit auditorsResearch students
Examination9,800yen9,800yen
Admission28,200yen84,600yen
Tuition14,800yen/unit29,700yen/month

* The above fees are for the academic year beginning in 2020.
The examination fee should be paid at the time of application by bank remittance.
The admission fee should be paid at the time of admission.

Scholarship program by Kanazawa University

Kanazawa University disburses following scholarships.

[Kanazawa University Foundation] Study at KU Scholarship For Research Exchanges of Graduate Students (inbound)
EligibleGraduate students at the applicants of home university
EligibilityApplicants must be enrolled at a foreign university as a graduate student, and study at Kanazawa University for more than two days for the purpose of research exchanges including specialized practical works, trainings, academic conferences, or laboratory rotations.
* Please check your eligibility with the Section in charge in advance.
Deadline to submitDesignated day before admission
Scholarship amount(1) From two days to one month: 40,000JPY
(2) More than one month: 70,000JPY per month( a maximum of 6 months)
How to applyApply for this scholarship to the section in charge through a prospective academic adviser at Kanazawa university
[Kanazawa University Foundation] Study at KU Scholarship For promotion of inbound Privately Financed International Student
EligibleDegree seeking graduate students at KU
EligibilityApplicants must graduate (or be expected to graduate) from a university included in the list of universities selected by this scholarship. Or, they must be enrolled (or be expected to be enrolled) in the double degree program of our university. (However, those who receive external scholarships from JASSO, etc. are excluded.)
* Please check your eligibility with the Section in charge in advance.
Deadline to submitDesignated day before admission
Scholarship amount180,000 JPY per year
90,000 JPY per semester
* Provided during enrollment period at Kanazawa University 
How to applyApply for this scholarship to the section in charge through a prospective academic adviser at Kanazawa university

Scholarship programs by scholarship organizations

Various private organizations call for scholarship applications by international students through the universities where the students are enrolled. The number of scholarship recipients is limited, however, and notably, in almost all cases, research students (non-degree courses) are not deemed eligible to apply for a scholarship. For privately financed international students who wish to apply for a scholarship that requires candidates to be recommended from the university, calls for applicants will be made in June and October for applications for the next school year. However, applicants in October will be limited to only those students who were not able to apply in June.

Kanazawa University, Japan ‘s acceptance decision 4 students from Viet Nam Japanese University, Vietnam National University in Kanazawa Student Exchange Program for Science and Technology. All students will receive JASSO Scholarship with 80.000 JPY per month

NoApplican ‘s nameAcceptance decision and Scholarship offerTuitionAcceptance periodFaculty/School and Academic Advisor for the student
1NGUYEN HUU HOEAccepted with JASSO scholarshipWaivedFrom: 10/2018
To: 2/2019 
Professor MIYAJIMA Masakatsu Faculty of Geosciences and civil Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering
2NGUYEN THI THU HAAccepted with JASSO scholarshipWaivedFrom: 10/2018
To: 2/2019 
Professor Zhen-jiang Shen Faculty of Geosciences and civil Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering
3HOANG DINH VIETAccepted with JASSO scholarshipWaivedFrom: 10/2018
To: 2/2019 
Professor Zhen-jiang Shen Faculty of Geosciences and civil Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering
4PHAM MINH NGOCAccepted with JASSO scholarshipWaivedFrom: 10/2018
To: 2/2019 
Associate Professor Ryo Honda Faculty of Geosciences and civil Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering

The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology is pleased to announce its Program for the Master’s Degree and the Doctoral Degree in Natural Science and Technology with a special course in English and scholarship for overseas students with outstanding scholastic ability.

Students who are accepted will be awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship through the financial support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

APPLICANTS DEADLINE

Applications must reach the prospective graduate school of Kanazawa University by mid or late JANUARY, 2021

APPLICANTS ELLIGIBILITY

  1. TelUtizen coming from bachelor or Master Degree Program
  2. Nationality: non-Japanese nationality
  3. Age: Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1986.
  4. Academic Background:
    a. Applicants must satisfy qualification requirements for admission to either a master’s or doctoral course at a Japanese graduate school.
    b. Please note that applicants must have university grade points of 2.30 (out of 3.00) or above in their current course of study (in case applicants are currently employed, their final academic background) and be expected to maintain the same academic standards during the course of the scholarship program.
  5. Study Area: The study area must be in the same field as the applicant has studied or is now studying, or in a related one.
  6. Language: Applicants must have enough Japanese or English skills to conduct academic research and education.
  7. Health: Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at a university.
  8. Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must arrive in Japan within two weeks of the date; October 1st, 2021 set by Kanazawa University for the beginning of the semester.
  9. Visa: Applicants must acquire the Student visa before arriving in Japan. Applicants who have the Permanent visa or the Long-term Resident visa must change the visa status and come to Japan again. If applicants change their status during stay in Japan, they will be disqualified from the scholarship.
  10. Academic Supervisor:
    Applicants have to find a prospective academic supervisor who will accept them among a professor or an associate professor from Kanazawa University before applying for the scholarship. Applicants may refer to this link to find one: 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applicants must submit the following documents, written in either English or Japanese, to one of the administration offices (see the mailing address at https://bit.ly/mextscholarship2021 ). If it is impossible, you must attach Japanese translations of them. English translations are not acceptable.

  1. Application cover sheet*
  2. Completed application form (in both side printing)*
  3. Field of Study and Study Program (in both side printing)*
  4. Photocopy of the university diploma or certificate of degree, or a certified letter from the university at which applicants are currently enrolled, stating the expected graduation date.
  5. Official academic transcript of all applicable undergraduate and graduate course work from the institution including applicant’s GPA and/or ranking in your institution.
  6. Photocopy of applicant’s passport or birth certificate or certificate of citizenship in the applicant’s home country
  7. A letter of recommendation written by the President, Dean or Director of the institution addressed to the President of Kanazawa University. *Please use the prescribed form
  8. A Photograph (4.5×3.5cm; taken within the past six months, upper body, full-faced, uncapped)
  9. Summary of the latest thesis for a degree
  10. Acceptance letter written by a prospective academic supervisor from Kanazawa University.
  11. Certificate of official language (English or Japanese) qualification such as TOEFL, IELTS or JLPT.
  12. Certificate of Health*
  13. Pledge to Kanazawa University*
  14. For those who are currently employed, a letter of release/recognition from their supervisor, recognizing their right to apply and/or pursue further education in Kanazawa University.
  15. Certificate of employment period
  16. For those who satisfy the application requirement of educational background by adding his/her research history at a research institution (place of employment).

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

  1. Allowance per month:
    – Master’s Program Students: 144,000 yen
    – Doctoral Program Students: 145,000 yen
  2. Transportation:
    Transportation to Japan: The grantee will be supplied with an economy class air ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home address to an international airport in Japan, such as Kansai International Airport. Domestic flight fee, airport usage fee, airport tax, etc. will NOT be covered. (The address in the country of the grantee’s nationality stated in the application is in principle considered as the “home address”). Air travel from a country other than the grantee’s nationality will not be covered.
    Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the last-payment month of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy class air ticket from an international airport in Japan to the international airport nearest to his/her home address.
  3. Tuition, Entrance examination fee, and Entrance fee: waived.

The MEXT Scholarship: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Who doesn’t dream of studying abroad?

You get to travel, see the world, learn new things and meet new people, all while getting an education at a reputable school. If you’re a Japanese language student, what better way to get fluent than to be around native speakers?

This, unfortunately, is just a fantasy for most of us.

Traveling and studying abroad is expensive. You have to consider travel costs, food, housing, transportation, tuition and a ton of other expenses. It’s not really something you can do on a whim unless you have the means.

Thankfully for Japanese learners, there’s the MEXT Scholarship.

We’re running through everything you need to know about this Japanese study abroad opportunity, from what it is and how to apply, to all the requirements you need to meet to qualify for a free semester (or more) of schooling in Japan!

How to Apply for the MEXT Scholarship and Study in Japan (for Free!)

What Is the MEXT Scholarship?

For those who want to travel to Japan and study abroad but don’t have the means to do so, this scholarship is an incredible opportunity.

The MEXT Scholarship stands for “the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Scholarship” and is also known as “Monbukagakusho.” It’s a scholarship given out each year to help foreign students enroll in Japanese universities.

Essentially, the MEXT Scholarship is a student exchange program for students who want to be part of a Japanese university. No matter which level of the scholarship you apply for, there are two main requirements for getting accepted:

  1. Get recommended by a Japanese embassy or consulate general.
  2. Get recommended by a Japanese university of your choice that accepts you for study.

You’ll achieve the first through the application process, which requires a form to be sent to your local Japanese embassy. You’ll achieve the second by applying to different Japanese universities and noting in your submissions that you’re applying for the MEXT Scholarship.

Two more key stipulations are that you must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relationship with Japan and you must have a valid student visa.

We have more specific information for application below.

If you successfully qualify for the MEXT Scholarship, you’ll receive:

  • ¥120,000 yen per month for undergraduate students.
  • ¥146,000 yen per month for Japanese Intensive Course students and research students.
  • ¥147,000 yen per month for master’s program students.
  • ¥148,000 yen per month for doctoral program students.
  • An economy class air ticket to Narita or Haneda International Airport in Japan. (Currently, the MEXT Scholarship doesn’t cover additional travel costs from the airport.)
  • Waived or refunded application fees for the university.
  • Waived admission fees for the university.
  • Waived tuition fees for the university.

Roughly, you’ll receive around a minimum of $1,000 USD per month to live, eat and travel in Japan and have all your tuition costs covered. That’s a pretty decent gig, we think!

But still, if you’re not convinced…

Why Should I Apply for the MEXT Scholarship?

If any (or all!) of the following apply to you, then it’s worth trying out for this golden opportunity:

  • You’re interested in studying abroad in Japan.
  • You want to improve your Japanese language skills through an immersive experience at a Japanese school.
  • You want to attend school for free.
  • You’d like to have money to live in Japan while studying in school.
  • You want to travel but want to have a larger purpose or objective while doing so.
  • You want to learn more about Japanese modern culture and meet Japanese people.

Types of MEXT Scholarships

There are multiple types of MEXT Scholarships one could look into and each of them have unique requirements that must be met. In addition to meeting the following requirements, you’ll also need to pass one or a few examinations in order to receive a recommendation from an embassy.

Research Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for those who are enrolled or want to be enrolled in a master’s, doctoral or professional graduate course and want to conduct research in a particular field in Japan. Typically, these students are linguistic or cultural studies majors.

Requirements:

  • Be under 35 years old.
  • Be a college graduate or have completed 16 years of schooling.
  • If you haven’t graduated yet, apply for this MEXT Scholarship before the expected day of departure as a scholarship holder.

Undergraduate Student Scholarship

This type of scholarship is for fresh high school graduates who want to start college in Japan.

Requirements:

  • Be between 17 and 22 years old.
  • Have completed 12 years of education or have a high school diploma.
  • If you haven’t graduated yet, wait to apply until the year you’re expected to graduate.

Specialized Training College Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for foreign students who wish to spend up to three years at a Japanese technical or vocational college.

Requirements:

  • Be between 17 and 22 years old.
  • Have completed 12 years of education or have a high school diploma.
  • If you haven’t graduated yet, wait to apply until the year you’re expected to graduate.

Japanese Studies Scholarship

This is essentially the “exchange student” scholarship. You’ll go to Japan for a certain amount of time to study, then return to your home institution.

Requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Have completed 12 years of education or have a high school diploma.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a country outside of Japan before applying and be able to return to that institution upon your return from Japan.
  • Major in Japanese language or Japanese culture.

It’s worth noting that some students may be interested in a Japanese scholarship if they study particular aspects of Japan, such as economics or engineering. While you won’t qualify for the MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship, it’d be worth looking into the JASSO Student Exchange Support Program.

How Do I Apply for the MEXT Scholarship?

Here’s a simple 10-step plan to follow in order to apply for the scholarship, which takes into account the requirements and other aspects of the application process:

  1. Have or acquire a passport. Depending on your home country, there are many different ways to go about this.
  2. Acquire a Japanese student visa.
  3. Be between 17 and 35 years of age, depending on which scholarship you decide to apply for.
  4. Be a citizen of the country you reside in and be sure that the country has diplomatic relations with Japan.
  5. Be aware of important dates related to applying.
  6. Select a university in Japan that you want to attend and submit an application to that school ahead of time. It’d be wise to apply to multiple schools of interest.
  7. Study past examination questions to improve your chances of getting the scholarship.
  8. Fill out an application online by the designated deadline.
  9. Submit all application materials to an Embassy or Consulate General of Japan near your area.
  10. Have at least an elementary level of Japanese before applying—you will need to pass a Japanese exam in most cases to receive an embassy recommendation.

Humankind, despite repeated acts of creation and destruction, has succeeded over the course of its long history in enhancing an understanding of nature and various social phenomena, and has thereby developed a highly public culture. Universities, which hav e the responsibility of carrying out academic research, have served to bind generations together through creation of knowledge and fostering of talent, and consequently have contributed to the formation and development of a diverse society. Now a new era has dawned, in which numerous people cross national boundaries to cooperate on a global   scale. Kanazawa University, inheriting the tradition of its predecessor school, was established in 1949. After coming through the turbulent postwar period, the University has certainly contributed towards the development of Japan and the world. However, with its new start as a National University Corporation, the time has come to inquire once again into the true meaning of being “a university dedicated to society.” Kanazawa University has the goal of becoming “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society.” With this objective the university will work on reform, in the belief that its activities will contribute to 1) the opening up of a new 21st century era, and 2) the promotion of world peace and the sustainable development of humankind. Kanazawa University shall hereby establish its charter based on the above ideology and objectives  

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Postal code920-1192
AddressKakuma-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Department to contactAcademic Affairs Department Entrance Examination Section
Phone076-264-5169
International Students ExaminationThere is special selection.
Admission capacitya few (for the 2022 school year)
Department(s)School of Economics, School of Teacher Education, School of International Studies
Distribution of application formsEnd of September
Availability of previous examsAvailable for delivery (only in Japan)
Entry (Spring)April, 2022 entry
Application categoryExamination for privately financed international students
Starting date for application submissionNovember 1, 2021
Deadline of applicationNovember 8, 2021
Date of examinationDecember 4, 2021
Notification of examination resultDecember 20, 2021
Deadline of enrollment proceduresFebruary 21, 2022
Admission procedures – Application from outside JapanAvailable.
Admission procedures – Visiting Japan for entrance examNecessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or universityEssay, Interview
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Designated subjectsSubjects and the language of questions differ to schools. For details, please refer to application guidelines.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Referred examExams from June, 2020 onwards
English examinationUsing TOEFL or others
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)Not necessary.
Department(s)School of Humanities, School of Law
Distribution of application formsEnd of September
Availability of previous examsAvailable for delivery (only in Japan)
Entry (Spring)April, 2022 entry
Application categoryExamination for privately financed international students
Starting date for application submissionJanuary 17, 2022
Deadline of applicationJanuary 21, 2022
Date of examinationFebruary 26, 2022
Notification of examination resultMarch 9, 2022
Deadline of enrollment proceduresMarch 15, 2022
Admission procedures – Application from outside JapanAvailable.
Admission procedures – Visiting Japan for entrance examNecessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or universityInterview, You must take the examination of modern Japanese.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Designated subjectsJapanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics 1 or Mathematics 2
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Referred examExams from June, 2020 onwards
English examinationUsing TOEFL
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)Not necessary.
Department(s)School of Regional Development Studies
Distribution of application formsEnd of September
Availability of previous examsAvailable for delivery (only in Japan)
Entry (Spring)April, 2022 entry
Application categoryExamination for privately financed international students
Starting date for application submissionJanuary 17, 2022
Deadline of applicationJanuary 21, 2022
Date of examinationFebruary 25, 2022
Notification of examination resultMarch 9, 2022
Deadline of enrollment proceduresMarch 15, 2022
Admission procedures – Application from outside JapanAvailable.
Admission procedures – Visiting Japan for entrance examNecessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or universityEssay, Interview
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Designated subjectsJapanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics 1 or Mathematics 2
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Language in the examJapanese language
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) – Referred examExams from June, 2020 onwards
English examinationUsing TOEFL
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)Not necessary.
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