The Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Call for students from Kyoto University


The “Top Global University Project” of Kyoto University invites graduate students to receive a short-term scholarship for studying at Kyoto University. The selected students will join the “International Spring School for Environmental Studies 2018 Program” at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) with other participants from various countries.


Number of students to be accepted:             6 (six)


Qualification*1:  High-achieving students who are registered with a full-time or part-time graduate (doctoral or master’s) program at Kyoto University and have a recommendation from their academic supervisor. They must continue their graduate program after completing the Spring School program. Students must be able to discuss environmental issues in English with other participants from various universities: Université Lille (France), University of Stirling (Scotland), University College Cork (Ireland), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), KU Leuven (Belgium), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania). Mahidol University (Thailand), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), Tsinghua University (China), and National Taiwan University (Taiwan).


Duration of program in Kyoto:       22 February – 14 March, 2018


What this program offers:              The opportunity to join an exclusive program which includes special lectures, field study courses, and laboratory visits. The detailed contents of the program are given in attached file.


Fields of study:   Environmental engineering, marine ecology, atmospheric chemistry, agronomy and soil science, human and environmental interactions and other themes in environmental studies


Scholarship coverage:       – Transportation costs during field trip and study tour

                             – Support of 5,000 yen per day for study tour accommodation


Expenses incurred by individual participants:     – Accident insurance

– Expenses for daily meals (lunch and dinner)


Selection schedule & method:        By application documents and interview.

       20 November: Beginning of online application

8 December: Deadline for submission of application form via mail

Mid-December: Notification of screening result, adjustment of interview schedule

  Mid-December: Interview

       End of December: Notification of interview result and notification of acceptance


Documents for application:

  1. Application form (download in website)
  2. Latest academic transcripts (graduate or undergraduate courses)
  3. CV
  4. Recommendation letter from your current academic supervisor
  5. Certification of your current student status
  6. English language test score (if any)


Application should be submitted via mail by 8 December 2017.


Postal address for application/document submission:

GSGES Spring School 2018

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501 Japan.

Tel: +81-75-753-9167

E-mail: 160jgp.ss@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Web-site for more details:              https://www2.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/news/


Detailed Schedule:

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Application form:

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*1Applicant must belong to a master program or doctoral program in Kyoto University. Post-doctoral researchers and research students are not eligible for this program.



We encourage students with high academic capability and an interest in international academic exchange to apply for this scholarship program.