Application Procedures for Doctoral Programme
Last Update: 16th February, 2021
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
Please carefully check the guidelines and FAQ before applying.
NOTICE: Applicants who have graduated or expect to graduate from non-Japanese universities are required to go through the screening process by the Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) as a Pre-Application procedure. Please check the details on Kyoto University’s website and also refer to the Application Guidelines above. *The AAO screening process commonly takes a few weeks before we receive the feedback from AAO. Please begin the AAO procedure at least two weeks before the deadline for the application submission via e-mail.
【Important notice: Change in the AAO Screening Process】 (Updated on 15th January 2021)
Please note the following change in the AAO process for the 2021 entrance examination.
Applicants will be asked to name a prospective supervisor who you think would best suit your research theme in the process of AAO screening. He or she will check your application documents and inform you of whether you can move to the next step. Please don’t contact the named professor directly without his/her approval. The system has already updated.
Overall Schedule for Application and Selection
|by the end of 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 Zoom Test|
|Submission of Hard Copy of Application Documents via Postal Mail|
|End of May to Early June||Interview via VoIP (e.g. Zoom)|
|Mid-June||Announcement of Screening Results|
|October||Entrance to Programme|