A bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent as recognized by the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.
- Self-supporting students
Self-supporting international students must pass the same entrance examination as Japanese applicants. The dates for the entrance examination and application deadlines are announced in May.
- Government supported students
Government supported international students are not required to take the entrance examination; however, they must pass the qualifying examinations in English given by the Admissions Committee. The applicant is advised to contact his/her supporting faculty member for details and updates regarding the examination.
- 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.
- Written examination in chemistry
This written examination covers the applicant's chosen field of research and an additional subject related to the field.
- Oral examination
Interviews are conducted by the members of the Admissions Committee.