Downloads

Language Recommendation Form

Instructions to the Applicant: Please select the link with the format that works best for you (the files are otherwise identical).  Download and save the file on your computer. (If simply clicking on the link does not work, try Right-clik [on windows] or Control-clik [on the Mac] on the link and select Save Link As...)  Please fill out your name and birth date in the areas indicated, save the file and email the file that you just downloaded and saved to the person completing your language recommendation.  Please note that with the exception of the shaded data entry areas, the file is locked to prevent inadvertent changes.

If You Are a Language Instructor: If your student pointed you to this page to download a file for his/her admission application to the University of Michigan, please use the file you are about to download to complete your letter of recommendation for the student. Please select the link with the format that works best for you (the files are otherwise identical).  Download and save the file on your computer. (If simply clicking on the link does not work, try Right-clik [on windows] or Control-clik [on the Mac] on the link and select Save Link As...)  Open the file that you just downloaded and saved with Microsoft Word or another word processing software.  Please answer the questions given in the file, and then append the text of your letter of recommendation to the bottom of the file.  Then, save the file and upload it to the online recommendation system.  Please note that with the exception of the shaded data entry areas, the file is locked to prevent inadvertent changes.

Please Note: If you have already completed your recommendation on the online application system, please download the form from one of the links below, answer all questions, save the form, and email it as an attachment to cjsadmissions@umich.edu, and include the student's name in the subject of the message.

Language Recommendation Form in Microsoft Word 2010 (.docx) format

Language Recommendation Form in Microsoft Word 1997-2003 (.doc) format

Japan Foundation Graduate Fellowship Supplemental Application

Instructions to the Applicant: If you are interested in being considered for the Japan Foundation Graduate Fellowship, you must complete the Supplemental Application with your admission application.  Please download the form below, complete the form, save it, and email it as an attachment to cjsadmissions@umich.edu by January 10.  You may also print and send the form by mail to the Center for Japanese Studies.

Please select the link with the format that works best for you (the files are otherwise identical).  Download and save the file on your computer. (If simply clicking on the link does not work, try Right-clik [on windows] or Control-clik [on the Mac] on the link and select Save Link As...)

Japan Foundation Graduate Fellowship Supplemental Application in Microsoft Word 2010 (.docx) format

Japan Foundation Graduate Fellowship Supplemental Application in Microsoft Word 2003-07 (.doc) format

Japan Foundation Graduate Fellowship Supplemental Application in Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Links

Online Application, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies

http://www.rackham.umich.edu/prospective-students/admissions/applying/submit-your-application/start/apply-annarbor/rackham-graduate-program-application

ApplyWeb (Rackham online application system) forgotten Username and Password

Go to the Online Application page (see link above), and when you get to the page that asks you for your Username and Password, use the button labeled "Forgot Username or Password?"

Frequently Asked Questions While Applying for Admission

For a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the graduate application process in general, see this page from Rackham Graduate School.  For frequently asked questions about admission to the Japanese Studies MA program, see this CJS website section.

Tracking Status of Online Recommendations

For detailed instruction on how to track the completion status of online recommendations, please use the navigation menu on the top right of this page and go to the Tracking Status page.