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Graduate School Prep. Program


  • Nagano School
  • Tokyo


Graduate school is for those who want to investigate and research further in the specialized fields they have learned in the undergraduate period. In order to pass the examination, in some cases applicant is required to contract with professor, submit his/her research proposal and get the enrollment approval. It is also a strategic way to enroll as a foreign research student before becoming a formal graduate student.
MANABI supports our students from the selection of graduate school, the preparation of research proposal to examination, and takes them to achieve their goal.
Learn how to specify your research topic, and gather related precedence research papers.

Write your research proposal
Your research proposal is the most essential item in your preparation. Make reference to the successful experience, and try to write your own research proposal.

Contact with Prospective Professor
After learning Japanese email manner, try to write your first email and keep contact with your prospective professor.

Visit Professor
Learn and practice thoroughly about the choice of words and manner which is taken seriously in Japanese culture, which you will find useful in your visiting.

Prepare the paper-based examination and oral-interview, and know more  from the experiences.

Visa Application

Visa application procedure


JLPT N2 level or higher Japanese proficiency in April (the starting time of Japanese academic year);
Graduated from a 4-year or 3-year university;
Have a distinct research topic;
It is also possible that at the time of admission to enter the level of another class firstly and enter this class from the following April.