general, graduate schools in Japan announce their application procedures
from June to August every year.
The necessary documents are as follows.
Certificate of personal data from undergraduate university
Certificate of undergraduate course graduation (or anticipated
Certificate of master's degree (or anticipated degree) for
Certificate of results of last school attended
Letter of recommendation from the principal, head of department
or lecturer of undergraduate university
Thesis at undergraduate university and its summary
Certificate of Alien Registration (if the applicant is residing
Application deadlines, procedures, method and documents
differ from school to school, and department to departmant, so you
will have to check directly with the school you wish to attend for
specific details. The earliest deadlines are in August of the previous
year. When applying from overseas, take note of the time needed
for postal mail delivery so that you meet the deadline.
The Information Center maintains a list of graduate
schools that accept applications from overseas. Inquire to the center
for further information.