Purpose and overview of the program

 For those who may have difficulty in completing the necessary curriculum within the standard period of study (2 years for the master's course and 3 years for the doctoral course) due to circumstances such as maintaining their careers, this is a program in which you can plan and complete the course of your choice in a longer time frame to accommodate your specific needs.

Eligible applicants

(1) Those who are employed by government agencies, companies, etc. (excluding those who are granted a leave of absence from their work, etc.), those who are self-employed, and those who are engaged in full-time employment

(2) Those who work part-time, etc. and who the president recognizes as being seriously affected, in relation to academic work, by that burden

(3) Those who will give birth, or need to provide childcare or care for relatives, and who the president recognize as being seriously affected, in relation to academic work, by that burden

(4) Those who correspond persons stipulated in number 3 above and who the president recognizes their circumstances require participation in the long-term course

 ※ MEXT Scholarship Students are not eligible for the long-term Course Program.

Long-term course periods

Course Long-term course starting date Maximum term of long-term course
Master's course  When entering NAIST  4 years
 For current students  3 years
Doctoral course  When entering NAIST  6 years
 For current students  5 years, if enrollment term is less than 1 year
 4 years, if enrollment term is 2 years or less

 ※ Long-term course periods are in one year units.
 ※ Long-term course periods may be extended or shortened according to changes in employment conditions, etc.

Tuition fee

 The tuition fee for the long-term course is the same as that necessary for the standard period of study for the specific course.
 Long-term course tuition fee = regular annual tuition fee (535,800 yen 【※ current amount】) × standard term of study (in years) ÷ number of years recognized for the long-term course period

 【Example】  When a 3-year long-term course is permitted for the master's course

CategoryAnnual Tuition AmountTotal Tuition Amount
Regular student
(Standard duration: 2 years)
1st year
535,800 yen
2nd year
535,800 yen
1,071,600 yen
Long-term student
(Duration of long-term course: 3 years)
1st year
357,200 yen
2nd year
357,200yen
3rd year
357,200yen

 【Example】  When a 3-year long-term course from the second year of the master's course is permitted

CategoryAnnual Tuition AmountTotal Tuition Amount
Regular student for 1st year、Long-term student from 2nd year to 4th year (Duration of long-term course:3 years) 1st year
535,800 yen
2nd year
178,600 yen
3rd year
178,600 yen
4th year
178,600 yen
1,071,600 yen

Applications

  Please fill out the "Long-term Course Application" and submit it to the Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division with the necessary documents.

  • For prospective students
      Please complete the Long-term Course Application form" and any additional documents (Certificate of Eemployment etc.) that may demonstrate the necessity of the long-term course, and submit them to the Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division (1) when applying for the entrance examination or (2) during the entrance procedure.
      Please note that application for the long-term course program and entrance examination acceptance / rejection judged separately, therefore acceptance of your long-term course application does not reflect any entrance examination results.
     Please consult with your supervisor regarding the Long-term Course Plan as soon as he/she is decided after enrollment,and submit it to the Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division.
    [Prospective students in April]
    (1) If you apply when applying for the entrance examination: the application deadline is the same as that for application for the entrance examination
    (2) If you apply during the entrance procedure: Monday March 23, 2020
    [Prospective students in October]
    (1) If you apply when applying for the entrance examination: the application deadline is the same as that for application for the entrance examination
    (2) If you apply during the entrance procedure: Friday September 20, 2019
  • For current students
     Those who wish to apply for the long-term course should consult with their supervisor and submit the necessary documents to the Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division by the following deadline.
    [Students who enrolled in April] Thursday February 20, 2020
    [Student who enrolled in October] Monday August 26, 2019
    ※In the master's course, those students who have completed a period of study in the master's course longer than one year may not apply. In the doctoral course, those students who have completed a period for study in the doctoral course longer than 2 years may not apply.

Required documents

    【For prospective students】
  • Long-term Course Application
  • Long-term Course Plan
  • ※Please consult with your supervisor regarding the Long-term Course Plan as soon as he/she is decided after enrollment, and submit it to the Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division.

    【For current students】
  • Long-term Course Application / Long-term Course Plan
  • Please consult with your supervisor regarding the Long-term Course Plan.

    【For prospective students and current students】
  • Certificate of employment
    ※For those employed. Please use any format for this.
  • For those who will give birth, or need to provide childcare or care for relatives, it is necessary to give documentation of this fact.
  • If you wish to take long-term courses for other reasons, please contact us in advance.

Contact

    For any inquiries please contact
    Academic Affairs Section, Educational Affairs Division
    E-mail: g-gakumu[at]ad.naist.jp