We accept students only when the applicant satisfies all following conditions in each case.


  • Case A) Non-regular students (KENKYU-SEI)
    • A-1) The applicant is requested to be a non-regular student by the funding program they rely on (such as MEXT scholarship program).
    • A-2) The research project or plan of the applicant fits our ongoing research projects.
    • A-3) The personality of the applicant seems not problematic to go through the course in Japan.
    • A-4) The applicant seems to have sufficient knowledge to pass the regular entrance exam of the course he/she wants to participate in.

  • Case B1) Regular Master Course students
    • B1-1) The applicant passes the regular entrance examination of the course he/she wants to participate.

  • Case B2) Regular Master course students (via AO entrance exam)
    • B2-1) The applicant has clear funding support (i.e. scholarship) to cover the whole period of his/her study.
    • B2-2) The research project or plan of the applicant fits our ongoing research projects.
    • B2-3) The personality of the applicant seems not problematic to go through the course in Japan.
    • B2-4) The applicant seems to have sufficient knowledge to pass the regular entrance exam of the course he/she wants to participate in.

  • Case C) Regular Ph.D. students
    • C-1) The applicant has clear funding support, especially the one without Japanese citizenship must have a scholarship to cover the whole period of his/her study.
    • C-2) The research project or plan of the applicant fits our ongoing research projects.
    • C-3) The personality of the applicant seems not problematic to go through the course in Japan.
    • C-4) The applicant seems to have sufficient knowledge to pass the regular entrance exam of the course he/she wants to participate in.

  • Case D) Exchange Students
    • D-1) The applicant comes as a visiting student under a student exchange program between Kyoto University and his/her original institution (including department level agreement).
    • D-2) The applicant is under strong supervision of a supervisor of his/her original institution, who has the contact and deep discussion with one of our staff.

For entrance examination, please check the following link.

Graduate School of Informatics, Social Informatics (Masters, PhD)

Graduate School of Medicine, Medicine (PhD)