Application Procedures for Doctoral Programme

Last Update: February 9th, 2018 

Current posted information is for 2018 Enrolment.
For details on 2019 Enrollment, please wait for the updated information which will be posted in February.

Number of Applicants to be Admitted

  • Approximately 5 international students are admitted to the programme each year. 

Eligibility for Application

  • Applicants who have already obtained or will obtain a Master’s degree including MBA by the enrollment day at Kyoto University.

Application Forms & Guidelines

Applicants who are enrolled or were enrolled at universities in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan are required to go through the screening process by the Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) as a Pre-Application procedure. Please see the following web page for more details.
(The AAO screening process takes a few week before its feedback will be given) (Chinese)

Overall Schedule for Application and Selection

February Application Announcement
  ↓ Check the latest Guidelines
1st April to mid-May Submission of Application Documents via Email
End of May Notification of Schedule of Interview and Skype Test
Submission of Hard Copy of Application Documents via Postal Mail
End of May to Early June Interview via VoIP (e.g. Skype)
Mid-June Announcement of Screening Results
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August Enrolment Procedures
October Entrance to Programme