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京都大学 | Kyoto University

Graduate School of Letters

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 606-8501
Address Yoshida-honcho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Department to contact Educational Affairs Section 2, Department of Letters
Phone 075-753-2710
Fax 075-753-2831
Type of research department Researcher development.
Program Master's program
Major Philology and Literature, Philosophy, History, Behavioral Studies, Contemporary Culture
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available to photocopy
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Notes Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Number of international students in 2016 132
Number of privately financed students 95
Number of exchange international students 18
Examination fee 30,000 yen
Admission fee 282,000 yen
Tuition per year 535,800 yen
Total expenses (First year) 847,800 yen
Entry April, 2015
Application category Behavioral Studies Course
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 13, 2014
Starting date for application submission June 30, 2014
Deadline of application July 3, 2014 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination August 4, 2014 , August 6, 2014
Notification of examination result August 7, 2014
Examination/screening methods Japanese language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Oral examination
Entry April, 2015
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 20, 2014
Starting date for application submission January 5, 2015
Deadline of application January 8, 2015 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 9, 2015 , February 12, 2015
Notification of examination result February 16, 2015
Examination/screening methods Japanese language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Oral examination
Entry April, 2016
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 12, 2015
Starting date for application submission June 29, 2015
Deadline of application July 2, 2015 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination August 3, 2015 , August 5, 2015
Notification of examination result August 6, 2015
Examination/screening methods Japanese language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Oral examination
Entry April, 2016
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 19, 2015
Starting date for application submission January 4, 2016
Deadline of application January 7, 2016 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 9, 2016 , February 12, 2016
Notification of examination result February 15, 2016
Examination/screening methods Japanese language, Major subjects(Answer in Japanese), Oral examination
Program Doctoral program
Major Philology and Literature, Philosophy, History, Behavioral Studies, Contemporary Culture
International students examination offered No special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available to photocopy
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Notes Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Number of international students in 2016 132
Number of privately financed students 95
Number of exchange international students 18
Examination fee 30,000 yen
Admission fee 282,000 yen
Tuition per year 535,800 yen
Total expenses (First year) 847,800 yen
Entry April, 2015
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 20, 2014
Starting date for application submission January 5, 2015
Deadline of application January 8, 2015 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 9, 2015 , February 12, 2015
Notification of examination result February 16, 2015
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects, Oral examination
Entry April, 2016
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 19, 2015
Starting date for application submission January 4, 2016
Deadline of application January 7, 2016 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 9, 2016 , February 12, 2016
Notification of examination result February 15, 2016
Examination/screening methods Language of examination, Major subjects, Oral examination

Last update: May. 25, 2016


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