IAMAS has a Research Student Program in place for those who would like to research a specific topic at our school. Research students conduct their research under the guidance of a faculty advisor in accordance with the research topic or research plan in which they have been permitted to engage at the time of their enrollment. Research students do not receive an academic degree or course credit.

Number of students to be admitted

A few

Who can apply?

Research student applicants must have graduated from university or be recognized by IAMAS as having academic ability equal to or greater than that of a university graduate.

When can research students start school?

The beginning of the school year or of the fall semester (April / October)

Application Requirements

To apply, send us the following documents along with your application fee two months before the beginning of the semester in which you wish to begin your studies at IAMAS. The deadline to apply for the first Semester (which begins April 1) is January 31. The deadline to apply for the second semester (which begins October 1) is July 31.

  1. 1) Research Student Enrollment Application(PDFWord
  2. 2) Research Plan(PDFWord
  3. 3) Proof of graduation and transcript from the last school you attended
  4. 4) Any other documents the IAMAS president deems necessary

Additionally, applicants who are currently employed (including those working for the government) must submit the following documents:

  1. 1) Written agreement affirming the applicant is applying to be a research student to engage in personal reserearch
  2. 2) Written agreement from your work supervisor affirming that you are not applying to be a research student as part of a work-related project
  3. 3) Written agreement from your work supervisor affirming your workplace consents to you enrolling in IAMAS as a research student while working for them

Paying the enrollment examination fee

Examination fee:9,800yen

  1. ・You must purchase this amount in “Gifu Prefecture Revenue Certification Stamps” (Gifu-ken shūnyū shōshi) and affix them to the back of your application form. Be careful not to mistakenly purchase “revenue stamps” (shūnyū inshi) or another prefecture’s revenue certification stamps.

  2. ・“Gifu Prefecture revenue certification stamps” may be obtained at financial institutions headquartered in Gifu prefecture and at certain local organizations (prefectural offices, etc.).

  3. ・If it is difficult for you to obtain “Gifu Prefecture Revenue Certification Stamps” please enclose with your application an “ordinary money order” (futsū kawase) issued by Japan Post Bank. In this case, be sure to NOT affix this to your application. Leave blank the box in the upper portion of the money order marked “指定受取人おなまえ” (name of recipient) and the box in the lower portion marked “おところ・おなまえ・印” (place, name, seal). Once paid, the examination fee cannot be refunded.

Entrance Fee

Those from outside Gifu prefecture: 101,500 yen
Residents of Gifu prefecture: 67,700 yen

School Fees

29,700 yen per month


IAMAS Academic Office
4-1-7 Kagano, Ogaki-shi, Gifu 503-0006

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