Graduate School of Letters

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Graduate School(Literature Studies)

The Graduate School of Letters encompasses five departments dedicated to in-depth and advanced study in a wide variety of fields. All are deeply committed to developing skills that will benefit society and offer graduates the opportunity to forge exciting careers in Japan and elsewhere. At this charming university in pretty countryside at the foot of Mount Fuji, standards of scholarship and opportunities for career advancement are sky-high while tuition and accommodation costs are rock-bottom. There is also a tuition waiver system and scholarship program available for eligible students. In addition, there are ample opportunities for English-speaking overseas graduates to supplement income via tutorial and other educational activities. The English Language and Literature Program is particularly well-suited to graduates who are interested in careers in Japan.

Special features of the learning approach

Five majors offering exciting opportunities for in-depth and advanced study
These five programs encompassing literature studies in our graduate school are the “Japanese Program,” “Sociological Community Studies Program,” “English Language and British /American Literature Program,” “Comparative Cultures Program” and “Practical Studies of Clinical Education Program.” Students can develop their education and improve their career opportunities in any of these two year Masters Courses with freedom to choose the research topic that is the best fit.
Special resources available for research
Our graduate school offers special research rooms for graduate students with individual desks. In addition, there are special libraries customised for each major, featuring specialized collections of books and magazines for each respective field. This provides the perfect, comfortable environment for graduate students to dedicate themselves to their classes and research.
Support system available for financial assistance
In addition to a tuition waiver system and scholarship program, this university offers a unique and comprehensive support system such as the “Teaching assistant (T.A.) system,” which offers compensation for teaching assistants who offer support and assistance to professors. Also, the “Graduate student scholarship program for studying abroad” encourages participation in training programs overseas.
Research assistant system to support collaborative research 
One of the features of our graduate school is the close relationship with individual professors. This system provides research assistant positions to graduate students who have the specialized knowledge required in research activities and can perform support tasks. As a result, graduate students receive monetary compensation for their work and this also gives them a chance to make a name for themselves as collaborators in research.