Schedule and Guide

Applicants who are enrolled or were enrolled at universities in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan are required to go through the screening process by Admissions Assistance Office (AAO)

IEMP Special Admission for MEXT scholarship

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES), Kyoto University will offer the scholarship of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan to the five successful applicants for the PhD program. We will conduct applicants recruiting and selection by the following procedure:

  1. Submission of the following: before 15:00 (JST) on Dec. 19 (Wed), 2018
    1. Preliminary application Form (Use "MEXT2019ApplicationForm1211.xlsx")
    2. Your CV (any form)
    3. Academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate courses (pdf files)
    4.  PDF file of a document to show your English ability, if available.
      (e.g. TOEFL or TOEIC score)
      Please send the above to the selection committee: 160tikyukankyoumu*mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @.)
  2. Notification of screening results, and interview time & venue (only successful applicants):
    Dec. 20 (Thu), 2018
  3. Interview*: Dec. 25 (Tue) – 28 (Fri)
    * Interview is basically conducted in the cities$ where our VCSs (Video Conference Systems) are available. If you cannot access there, we will use skype.
    $ Shenzhen (China), Hanoi, Hue, Danang (Vietnam), Champasak (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bogor (Indonesia)
  4. Notification of interview results: Dec. 28 (Fri), 2018.
  5. Submission of official application materials (see Note below): January 9 (Wed), 2019 (tentative)
  6. Official announcement of Acceptance in Kyoto University: January 16 (Wed), 2019.
  7. Final confirmation results in the scholarship program by MEXT: February 2019.
  8. Enrollment of PhD Program in Kyoto University: April 1, 2019.

The conditions for applicants are as follows:

(1) Nationality

Applicants must be from a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

(2) Study experience in Japan

If applicants have experience of studying at any Japanese universities as a recipient of MEXT Scholarship, they must be away from Japan for at least 3 years. Students who are currently studying in Japan cannot apply for this program.

(3) Age

Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2019

(4) Current status

Applicants must not be active members of the military.

(5) Other scholarships

Applicants who are expected to receive a scholarship from any other organizations including a governmental organization in his/her country of origin will not be accepted as a grantee of MEXT Scholarship.

(6) Duplication of applications

Applicants must not apply for a MEXT Scholarship through any other graduate schools or universities
If you have a question, please contact to the selection committee:
160tikyukankyoumu*mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @.)


Note:

Materials needed for official application will be as follows. Please note that they may change in mid-December, 2018 following the official announcement by MEXT. Although official forms will be provided with notification of screening result, we would like to strongly advise you to prepare some of them that may require much time before you succeed in screening so that you can submit all the necessary materials in due time.

  1. Application form for MEXT Scholarship (Original form with signature and photo in “ApplicationForm2019.doc”; the form should be printed on both sides)
  2. Field of Study and Study Plan (StudyPlan.doc)
  3. Certificate of health issued within the last 2 months (example: Healthcert.pdf)
  4. A photocopy of the applicant's passport or copy of an official document to indicate the applicant's nationality
  5. Certificates of Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) and MC Degree (or equivalent)
  6. Official academic transcripts from undergraduate institution and from MC institution
  7. Recommendation letter addressed to the president of Kyoto University written by the dean of the applicant's graduate school
  8. Recommendation letter written by the applicant's supervisor at the institution.
  9. Recommendation letter written by the head of the applicant's employing organization (if the applicant is currently working)
  10. List of scientific publications (if available)
  11. A copy of an official English (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.) score received within the last 24 months unless applicant's mother tongue is English
  12. Examination fee: 10,000JPY. Details will be given to the applicants who pass the interview.

Entrance Examinations in February 2019

  • 2018/10/12 The guidelines for entrance examination in February 2019 released.
  • 2018/06/02 For the evaluation of English ability, we made the following corrections. Please check the application guidelines.
    Correct: Original official score certificate (reports) or certificate of achievement of TOEIC or TOEIC Listening & Reading (after May 2016) (Secure/Public testing program)
    Error: Before: Original official score certificate (reports) or certificate of achievement of TOEIC SP
  • 2017/10/13 You can pay through EXSS (Examination Settlement Service).

Master's Program

Enrollment Date Enrollment Capacity Admissions Track Examination Date Guideline for Applicants/
Application Form
April 1, 2019 8 General Admissions
(incl. career-track)
February 9, 2019
Guideline (PDF)
Application forms
(PDF, Word)

Note) Please print out one side of A4 size paper.

Doctoral Program

Enrollment Date Enrollment Capacity Admissions Track Examination Date Guideline for Applicants/
Application Form
April 1, 2019  Global Environmental Studies: 13 General Admissions
(incl. career-track)
February 9, 2019

Guideline(PDF)
 Application forms
(PDFWord)

Environmental Management:
6

Note) Please print out one side of A4 size paper.
≫ Refer to Notes (1) to (3)

IEMP Entrance Examinations in December 2018

  • 2018/10/09 Note 2 in Section 5 "Entrance Examination Fee" has been updated
  • 2018/9/20 The guidelines for IEMP entrance examination in December 2018 released.
  • 2017/10/13 You can pay through EXSS (Examination Settlement Service).

Master's Program

Enrollment Date Enrollment Capacity Admissions Track Examination Date Guideline for Applicants/
Application Form
April 1, 2019 or October 1, 2019 A limited number IEMP Admission 12-17, December, 2018
≫Guideline (PDF) ≫Application forms
(Word /PDF)

Doctoral Program

Enrollment Date Enrollment Capacity Admissions Track Examination Date Guideline for Applicants/
Application Form
April 1, 2019 or October 1, 2019

A limited number for
Global Environmental Studies
and
Environmental Management

IEMP Admission 12-17, December, 2018
≫Guideline (PDF) ≫Application forms
(Word /PDF)

≫ See this page for the details of IEMP
≫ Refer to Notes (1) to (3)

Notes

(1) Career-track admission applicants should currently belong to a company/organization/institute and intend to continue their vocational status after enrollment to the graduate school

(2) Thesis-track admission applicants should have completed most of their doctoral research and be ready to submit their doctoral thesis within approximately a year after enrollment to the graduate school

(3) All applicants including native speakers of English will be required to exhibit one of the following on the first day of the Entrance Examination: 1) the original score record of TOEFL-iBT (preferred), 2) the original score record of TOEFL-PBT, 3) the original official score certificate or certificate of achievement of TOEIC  or TOEIC Listening & Reading (after May 2016) (Secure/Public testing program) or 4) the original test report form of IELTS (Academic module).