- Master's degree or equivalent as recognized by the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.
- Confirmation of support in the doctoral program from one of our faculty members.
Both self-supporting and government supported international students must pass the following qualifying examinations in English given by the Admissions Committee. The examinations are scheduled in February. The applicant is advised to contact his/her supporting faculty member for details and updates.
- English proficiency examination.
A written English language proficiency examination administered by the Admissions Committee is required of all applicants. However, this examination is not required if the applicant has already obtained a minimum score of a) 80 for TOEFL® iBT (internet based) or b) 6.0 for IELTS. The official certificate of the score must be submitted to Daigakuin-kyomu, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. The Admissions Committee accepts the official certificates issued within two years of the test dates.
- Oral examination.
Interviews and presentation of the master's thesis work of the applicant. This examination is given by the Admissions Committee members.