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Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Admission Policy for Government Supported Foreign Studentsa)
Master's and Doctoral Programs
Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science

The Council for the Division of Chemistry set the admission policy for government supported foreign students on May 7, 1997. The Steering Committee for the Graduate Program re-examined and proposed the revision of the policy on June 5, 2008. The Council approved the revised Policy on August 21, 2009 and the amendment to the English Proficiency Examination stated as follows on March 14, 2013.

  1. Government supported foreign students who apply for admission to our graduate programs must pass the following qualifying examinations in English and the general English proficiency examination given by the admissions committee.
    • Master's Program
      A written examination in two subjects of chemistry: A subject in the applicant’s chosen field of research and the other related to his/her chosen field.
    • Doctoral Program
      An oral examination, which involves the presentation of his/her master’s thesis work and interviews by the members of the Admissions Committee.
    • 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. The Admissions Committee consists of five faculty members; one is the applicant’s supporting faculty and the other four are selected by the Steering Committee of the Graduate Program.
  3. The admission decision is made by the Admissions Committee and finalized by the approval of the Steering Committee of the Graduate Program.

  1. Government Supported Foreign Students are the students who apply for admission through Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship program or the scholarship programs of studying in Japan offered by their native government.
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