English-taught degree programs

Kyoto University offers a wide range of degree programs for international students, including the ones listed below, which are conducted entirely in English. Entrance examinations, evaluation reports, and support are provided in English as well, so that students with no Japanese language ability can study for degrees while taking advantage of the University’s world-class research facilities and education.

Further details are available on each program webpage.

Undergraduate program

Engineering

Undergraduate International Course Program of Civil Engineering

https://www.s-ge.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/int/en

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Bachelor’s

April

January

30

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Graduate programs

Economics

International Graduate Programme for East Asia Sustainable Economic Development Studies

http://www.econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kueac/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

October

September

12

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

February

15

Engineering

International Course in Management of Civil Infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering

https://www.ce.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/mci/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April

January

12

KyotoU

International Course in Urban and Regional Development in the Department of Urban Management

https://www.um.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/urd/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April

January

12

KyotoU

Integrated Engineering Course, Human Security Engineering Field

http://hse.gcoe.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April

May and November

20

Inquire at the program administration office

Doctoral

April and October

20

Agriculture

Special Course in Agricultural Science — For the Global Future of Life, Food and the Environment

http://www.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/global30/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October
  • June for April enrollment
  • December for October enrollment

5

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

5

Energy Science

International Energy Science Course

http://www.energy.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

October

March

10

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

April and October

10

Informatics

International Course in Intelligence Science and Technology

http://www.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/introduction/g30.html

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

May and November

Small number

KyotoU

Doctoral

Small number

International Course in Social Informatics

http://www.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/introduction/g30.html

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

  • May and November for April enrollment
  • May, November, and February for October enrollment

Small number

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

Small number

International Course in Communications and Computer Engineering

http://www.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/introduction/g30.html

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

May and November

Small number

KyotoU

Doctoral

Small number

Biostudies and Medicine

Global Frontier in Life Science

Graduate School of Biostudies

http://www.lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp/e/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

December and September

10

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

10

Graduate School of Medicine

http://www.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Program

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Global Frontier in Life Science

Master’s

April

May

Small number KyotoU

Global Frontier in Life Science (Medicine: 4-year Doctoral)

Doctoral

August

Small number

Global Frontier in Life Science (Medical Science)

Doctoral

November

Small number

Global Environmental Studies

International Environmental Management Program

http://www2.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

Twice a year

Small number

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Doctoral

April and October

Small number

Science (Primate Research Institute)

International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research

http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/program/course-details#

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

Master’s

April and October

August

5

KyotoU

Doctoral

5

KyotoU or the applicant's home institution2

Management

International Project Management Program (i-PM)

http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

MBA

April

May

10

Selection is based on a review of application materials

International Business Administration Program (i-BA)

http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

MBA

April

May

10

Selection is based on a review of application materials

Kyoto-Cornell International Collaborative Degree Opportunity (KC-CDO)

http://www.gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/

Degree

Enrollment date

Application guidelines publication date1

Student intake

Entrance examination venue

MBA/MMH

April

TBA

20

Selection is based on a review of application materials

1 Subject to change.

2 Further details can be found by visiting the program website or contacting the office in charge.