For Prospective International Students
Kanazawa University has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with MOET-VIED on accepting students through Vietnam 911 and other VIED scholarship projects. This is a unique program which offers fee waiver, simplified application and selection process, and other services.
The application is open to the scholarship candidates of VIED scholarship. The program targets those who wish to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree at KU. The program runs for 24, 36, or 48 months, depending on the desired degree and the field of study. Applicants will be selected and matched with academic supervisor by the graduate schools at KU, then undergo the final selection by the academic supervisor. Upon successfully completing all processes, applicants will be admitted to KU as graduate students sponsored by VIED scholarship.
We are sure that the postgraduate study at KU will stimulate your academic ability and expand your horizons. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our beautiful university.
This information is only for October 2017 admission. If you plan to apply for the admission in April 2018, please wait until the next call for application. We will schedule and arrange the Call for Application for April 2018 in the months to come. This website will be updated accordingly at that time.
1. Courses Offered
Master’s or Doctoral course
・ An individual who is an academic staff member or a student of universities, colleges or research institutes in Vietnam and is (or plans to become) a candidate of a VIED scholarship.
・ An individual who meets all requirements set by Kanazawa University for the eligibility to apply to KU Graduate School as a Master’s or Doctoral student (see http://www.adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/ie/e/abroad/guideline.html for the complete list of eligibility requirements)
The eligibility for Kanazawa University is a separate matter from the eligibility to VIED scholarship. Please be informed that you must be eligible for both, and you must successfully complete the application and be selected for both in order to study at KU.
3. Search for a Supervisor
If you are willing to apply to the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, please use THIS LINK.
If you are willing to apply to the Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies DOCTORAL course, please use THIS LINK.
Please choose up to three faculty members of Kanazawa University whose research theme corresponds with your research topic and who can supervise you during the coursework as your adviser. Choosing more than one faculty members widens your chance of being matched with a right supervisor. Later in the application process, you will be asked to name them to request to be your supervisor.
You do not have to contact the supervisor directly until later in the selection process. KU will contact you when the selection has progressed enough.
Deadline: February 10, 2017
After you submit the Online Application Form, you will receive an automated reply to the registered e-mail address. The reply message will contain important instructions and links to other application documents. Please follow the instructions carefully.
5. Required Documents
Deadline for Document Submission: February 17, 2017
Required documents are listed below as well as in the automated reply e-mail. Prepare the documents and submit them by the deadline, as e-mail attachments.
[②, ④, and ⑥ are only for those who wish to enroll into doctoral program.]
[①～④ must be translated in English or Japanese.]
Download links for the Inquiry Form [⑨] and Questionnaire [⑩] appear in the e-mail message you will receive after submitting the online application.
December 26, 2016 to February 10, 2017
Vietnamese scholarship candidates can register online for application to October 2017 Admission to Kanazawa University.
February 17, 2017
Deadline for submitting required documents to Kanazawa University.
Late February, 2017 to May 12, 2017
Kanazawa University will screen and match the applicants. Also, there will be an interview by the academic adviser. Those who are successfully selected and pass the interview will be issued a Letter of Acceptance.
From July, 2017
Preparations to come to Japan in October.
7. Contact Information
If you have questions or wish to submit required documents…
Kanazawa University Website
General Information for International Students
Mailing Address for International Postal Mail
Address: Global Affairs Support Office, Kanazawa University
Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, JAPAN