Studying at Kyoto University

Earning a Graduate Degree

Earning a Graduate Degree

Kyoto University has 18 graduate schools offering master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs. As of May 2016, 1,461 international students were enrolled in graduate degree programs at Kyoto University.

For details on each program and further information on application procedures, please refer to the graduate school website and contact the respective department of each graduate program separately. Regular program courses are taught in Japanese. Please click here for information on English-taught degree programs.

For students who wish to attend Kyoto University on a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship, please click here for more information.

For those who wish to attend Kyoto University as a research student before enrolling in a degree program, please click here for more information.

To applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or TaiwanTo applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan
Applicants who graduated from universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan and who intend to apply for the status of a research student, master’s student, or doctoral student are advised to begin the AAO application procedure prior to beginning the graduate admissions process. For further details, please refer to the following links:
中国大陆、香港及台湾的大学毕业生的入学指南
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Scholarships
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Graduate Schools

Letters

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Literature, Philosophy, History, Behavioral Studies, Contemporary Culture

Education

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Educational Studies, Clinical Studies of Education

Law

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Legal and Political Studies
Professional Law School

Economics

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Economics

Science

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Biological Sciences

Medicine

Degree Program Division
Four-year Doctoral Medicine
Master’s and
Doctoral
Medical Science
Professional and
Doctoral
Public Health
Master’s and
Doctoral
Human Health Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degree Program Division
Four-year Doctoral Biomedical Sciences
Master’s and
Doctoral
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Master’s and
Doctoral
Bioinformatics and Chemical Genomics

Engineering

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Urban Management, Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science, Micro Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Engineering, Material Chemistry, Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Molecular Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Agriculture

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Agronomy and Horticultural Science, Forest and Biomaterials Science, Applied Life Sciences, Applied Biosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Natural Resource Economics, Food Science and Biotechnology

Human and Environmental Studies

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Human Coexistence, Cultural Coexistence, Interdisciplinary Environment

Energy Science

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Socio-Environmental Energy Science, Fundamental Energy Science, Energy Conversion Science, Energy Science and Technology

Asian and African Area Studies

Degree Program Division
Five-year Doctoral Southeast Asian Area Studies, African Area Studies, Global Area Studies

Informatics

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Intelligence Science and Technology, Social Informatics, Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Systems Science, Communications and Computer Engineering

Biostudies

Degree Program Division
Master’s and
Doctoral
Integrated Life Science, Systemic Life Science

Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

Degree Program Division
Five-year Doctoral Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

Global Environmental Studies

Degree Program Division
Doctoral Global Environmental Studies
Master’s and
Doctoral
Environmental Management

Government

Degree Program Division
Professional Public Policy

Management

Degree Program Division
Professional Business Administration

Schedule of Graduate Entrance Examination

The following table shows the schedule of graduate entrance examinations for academic year 2016. Please contact the relevant administrative offices for the latest information, as the procedures are subject to change.

Letters

Education

Law

Economics

Science

Medicine

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Engineering

Agriculture

Human and Environmental Studies

Energy Science

Asian and African Area Studies

Informatics

Biostudies

Advance Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

Global Environmental Studies

Government

Management

Eligibility requirements for applicants, selection/admissions process, and awarding of degrees

Studying Japan and Asia in Kyoto ProgramStudying Japan and Asia in Kyoto Program
The Studying Japan and Asia in Kyoto Program is a comprehensive inter-faculty program covering the cultures, societies, economies, and environments of Japan and other countries in the Asian region. The program makes full use of the university’s location in the culturally abundant City of Kyoto. The program guides local and international students through interdisciplinary studies of Asia and Japan, providing them with perspectives from outside of their own particular field of specialization. The format of the program enables international students to enrich their knowledge of Japan, while local Japanese students learn globally-minded approaches to the study of their own country and the Asian region.
Regular students of Kyoto University who fulfill the credit requirements for completion of the program and are approved by the KUASU Educational Program Committee will receive a completion certificate.
Please see the following website for more information.
http://www.kuasu.cpier.kyoto-u.ac.jp/keitou/index.html

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