Admission policy for foreign students
Students from any country in the world are welcome to apply to the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. We can promise you a very interesting experience. You will be deeply impressed with the natural beauty of Yamagata; its volcanoes(Mt. Zao and Gassan), hot springs, rivers, etc. Being at Yamagata University will also provide you with a good opportunity to study in a unique, cultural and academic environment, very different from those of your own countries. We trust that this will provide you with an exciting challenge.
Requirements for applicants for foreign students are given on the University home page
You may have the possibility of receiving a scholarship from the Japanese Government. The amount is 185,500 yen per month. This possibility is very small, due to the number of applicants applying to all of Japan's National Universities, but you should at least try to get one.
The website, "Study in Japan", provides useful information for prospective students.
Tuition fees and other fees
Undergraduate and Graduate Students pay the following amount of fees. Below
is an example from a year (in 2007);
Estimated living expenses (per month)
Food expenses: 30,000 to 40,000 yen
The Yamagata International House has dormitories for single students from overseas (with shared toilet and kitchen facilities) and can accommodate 27 students, while 3 apartments for married couples are also available. However, it should be noted that it is not possible for the university to provide accommodation for all the overseas students. Many overseas students have to live in private apartments outside of the Yamagata international House.
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