Advance planning for your visit
Prior to the visit
Upon Arrival: Bring the letter(s) of introduction, any visitation documentation received, and your personal ID.
Long-term Research and Affiliation
Long-term research for graduate students and post doctoral researchers is generally negotiated in conjunction with the research institution, relevant faculty members, and funding agencies, please see the links to the specific procedures of different funding agencies. In some cases, the actual application process may simply be the renewal of the kind of short-term access, described above.
Post doctoral Fellowships may be available through the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships.
This 1 to 12 month program was launched this year to provide opportunities to pre- and post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to conduct research under the guidance of their host institutions.
Eligible countries are the US, Canada, Russia, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Norway and the other European Union Countries.
Major sources of funding for graduate students and post doctoral research is also provided by:
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology- Japan)
For information on visas necessary for long-term stay as a researcher please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visa information page.
There is a change in the immigration policy. Please read "Changes to the Immigration Control Act."
For using the library, visiting researchers need a University ID card and must register at the main library counter to obtain the library card.
Long-term research affiliation is generally negotiated on an individual basis among the applicant, the institution in which they will be residents, and relevant faculty at that institution. Funding agencies may also have specific procedures required of applicants, please consult the funding section of the Further Resources tab for more information.