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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Master's Program

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent as recognized by the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.

Admission Procedures

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. Written examination in chemistry
      This written examination covers the applicant's chosen field of research and an additional subject related to the field.
    3. Oral examination
      Interviews are conducted by the members of the Admissions Committee.
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