FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
I.Letter of Provisional Acceptance for those who passed the first screening
Q1. How can I contact the prospective academic advisor for requesting a Letter of Provisional Acceptance?
Q2. How can I find email addresses of professors in the Graduate School of Economics?
Q3. I sent all documents necessary for a Letter of Provisional Acceptance to a professor in GSE but did not get any reply from him/her. What should I do?
–>A1. A2. A3. In our Graduate School of Economics, applicants who have passed the first screening of the MEXT scholarship must apply for AAO Process in order to request a Letter of Provisional Acceptance from a future academic advisor.
Sending emails directly to professors is prohibited.
II. Admission to the Doctoral Program
Q4. Could you please send me information regarding your doctoral program? I am particularly interested in application procedures, application forms, matriculation requirements, tuition fees, and deadlines.
(1)If your Japanese proficiency is equivalent to Level 1 of the Japanese Proficiency Test, you may be admitted to our Doctoral program if you pass the entrance exams. For further details, please download the respective file (in Japanese) from our web site (<–Click).
(2)If your Japanese proficiency is lower and or if you are interested in an English programme offered by the Graduate School of Economics, you can apply for our International Graduate Programme of East Asia Sustainable Economic Development Studies. For the detailed information, please visit this website (<–Click).
Q5. I would like to know more about your intensive Japanese language courses.
–>A5. We, Graduate School of Economics, do not offer intensive Japanese language courses but such courses are offered by ILAS, Kyoto University. Please visit this web site (<–Click)
For information on Japanese language courses outside Kyoto University, please go to this web site (<–Click).
Q6. My government has granted me a scholarship for my research stay in Japan. They will also pay a certain amount of the matriculation and tuition fees. Could you tell me how I can study at your Graduate School for one semester under the guidance of a professor of GSE.
–>A6. Please contact the professor by email and ask for his/her approval. The contact information of our faculty members is available on this website (<–Click).
Q07. Does your school offer an MBA Program in English? Could you send me some information about how to apply?
–>A7. Kyoto University has an MBA program in Graduate School of Management. For more information, please visit the web site of the MBA program (<–Click) or contact the admission office of Graduate School of Management.
Q08. I am fluent in English but not in Japanese. Do I have to learn Japanese to get admission to your faculty/graduate school?
–>A8. For applicants to our regular course, applicants are required to be able to read, write and speak Japanese fluently.
We have International Graduate Programme in which the courses are provided in English. In case you would like to take courses in English, please consider applying to our International Graduate Programme of East Asia Sustainable Economic Development Studies programme.
For the detailed information, please visit this website (<–Click).
Q09. Do you offer any financial aid or scholarships for international students and what are the eligibility criteria?
(1) Scholarship offers by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
→ please access the web site of JASSO (<–Click)
(2) Scholarship offers by private foundations
(3) Admission fee exemption/deferment, Tuition fee exemption
→ For the detailed information for above (2) and (3), you can find the information on this web page (<–Click).
Q10. Can you tell me how much money I would need to study at your school?
–>A10. For the detailed information, you can find the information on this web page (<–Click).
Please note that all fees are subject to changes by the Japanese Ministry of Science and Education.
Q11. What kind of degree will I receive upon completion of the Doctoral course at the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University?
–>A11. Ph.D. (Economics).