Faculty of Engineering
Admission & Aid
Graduate Admission Policy & Eligibility
Admissions Policy (Master’s and Doctoral Programs)
Master’s Program: The Graduate School of Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS) seeks applicants with a strong desire to contribute to global society through high-level scholarship and the acquisition of advanced knowledge and expertise in their field of specialization.
The Graduate School of Engineering invites applications from candidates who have familiarized themselves with the content of the master’s program, who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, and who wish to improve their abilities as engineers while learning to make full use of engineering techniques and to apply the most advanced technologies when solving problems. Applicants are expected to have the necessary foundation to take an internationally active role in addressing problems that will lead to the enrichment of society while respecting the environment on a global scale. In particular, applicants should:
1) be eager to tackle contemporary problems and find solutions that contribute to the future of society on a global scale;
2) have a comprehensive understanding of fields related to mechanical and electrical engineering; and
3) be motivated to confront a multitude of issues by developing scientific and academic expertise in their chosen specializations.
Doctoral Program: The Graduate School of Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS) seeks applicants with a strong desire to contribute to global society through high-level scholarship and the acquisition of advanced knowledge and expertise in their field of specialization.
The Graduate School of Engineering invites applications from candidates wishing to further develop their specialized technical knowledge and research ability previously acquired in a master's program, to improve their comprehensive understanding of science and technology, to refine their ability to communicate effectively in the research community, and to take the initiative in solving complex and compound problems at the forefront of knowledge. In particular, applicants should:
1) be eager to tackle complex contemporary issues and find innovative solutions contributing to the future of society from a global perspective;
2) have obtained a master's degree or equivalent qualification with specialized knowledge in fields related to mechanical and electrical engineering; and
3) be strongly motivated to confront a multitude of issues by pursuing the highest level of scientific and academic expertise in their chosen field.
a) Academic Entry Requirements
The primary entry requirements suppose that every applicant has completed the equivalent of 16 years of education, including graduating from a university program.
For the doctoral program, every applicant must have graduated from both an undergraduate and graduate (master's level) program.
For more details, please contact the Admission Office before applying.
b) English language requirements (for both Master’s and Doctoral Programs):
You must meet the minimum required score in place to ensure your level of English proficiency. To confirm which tests we accept and the applicable minimum scores, please check our “application checklist”.
You can be exempt from having to show your English proficiency if you are from a native-English speaking country or have completed your degree in English.
c) Pre-application Review
All graduate school applicants must go through pre- application review via the KUAS Online Application System before applying. If you have multiple research interests, it is possible to select more than one supervisor (only applicable to the Master’s Program). However, be aware that you must write a separate research plan for each proposal, and that you have to settle on one supervisor and research topic eventually. Please see the Application Guidelines for more details.
For further details about the faculty members, you can find information in the Faculty & Research section or by checking the list.