[ANNOUNCEMENT] GSGES Spring Semester Course in Kyoto University

GSGES (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies), Kyoto University invites graduate students to join a Spring Semester Course for studying at Kyoto University under the auspices of two projects: the “Project for the Creation of Trans‐ASEAN Environmental and Social Innovators through Development of Overseas Satellites” and the “Top Global University Project”. The course consists of several lecture classes in the GSGES master’s program, supervision in on specific research topics by relevant professors at GSGES, a field trip and other educational activities.

– Application is closed –

Number of students to be accepted: 6 with scholarship and a few without scholarship
Course includes: Opportunity to join the official course of the Master’s Program at GSGES, supervision and training for your thesis study, and other educational activities such as a field trip. Each applicant may choose subjects according to his/her study topic. Eight credits or more can be obtained from interdisciplinary course work on environmental issues through the spring semester. A certificate will be issued to those who have completed the course requirements. These credits may be transferred if your graduate school recognizes GSGES credits. You may also publish working papers on the project web site.
Fields of study: Environmental management, including science, social science, engineering and agriculture. See the latter part of this document for details.
Qualified applicants: Students who are registered in a full-time or part-time graduate (master’s or doctoral) course at the listed university below who will continue their program after completing study in Japan.

  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (INEST)
  • Hue University (College of Agriculture and Forestry / College of Science)
  • Danang University of Technology
  • Royal University of Agriculture
  • Bogor Agricultural University
  • Bandung Institute of Technology
  • University of Indonesia
  • Mahidol University
Completion requirements: Presentation of study plan, completion of four compulsory subjects (8 credits), final presentation, study report, interview, continuing contact with the course by SNS or e-mail.
Duration of stay in Kyoto: 6 (six) months (From the beginning of April to the end of September)
Scholarship coverage:
  • A round-trip flight ticket from the nearest airport to Kansai Airport
  • Accident insurance
  • Living expense of JPY 80,000 per month (includes national health insurance expense, partial coverage of room rental expenses)
  • Room rent subsidy when required (depending on location).

<Tuition fee in Kyoto University is exempted for both students (with/without scholarship)>

Selection schedule & method: By application document screening and interview.
25th December to 12th January: Document submission online
19th January: Notification of document screening results
Late January: Interview
Early February: Announcement of final selection results
Documents for application:
  1. Online application form
  2. Latest academic transcripts (graduate or undergraduate courses)
  3. CV (acrobat pdf or Microsoft Word file)
  4. Certification of your current student status
  5. Copy of your passport (page with facial photography page and passport number, validity)

Online application form 1 and scanned images of documents 2,3,4, and 5 must be submitted through the online system before 12 January. All scanned images should be with 300dpi or higher resolution, and be highly legible. All Original documents must arrive by registered airmail or EMS / before 29 January 2016 (normally, EMS takes two days to one week, Air mail takes one-two weeks to Japan).

Postal address for original documents: Assistant Prof. Dr. Suzuki, GSGES Short-term Scholarship Course, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan.
Tel: +81-75-753-5168
E-mail: gsges.l-g*ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)
Web-site for applicants: This announcement can be downloaded from the following web-site.
GSGES 2015 Syllabus is for reference only (this will be revised for academic year 2016 in February).

– Application is closed –

We encourage applications for this course from students with a strong interest and high academic ability for international academic exchange.

December 25th, 2015

Prof. Shigeo Fujii
Coordinator, GSGES Spring Semester Program
Dean, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Attachment 1: For reference: Model class schedule for spring semester (subject to change) (PDF 77KB)