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IGSES Master Program

Program Outline Application and Screening Entry Requirements
  • ✔ Program Outline

    Degrees awarded: Master of Engineering/ Master of Science/ Mater of  Science and Engineering

    Duration: 2 years

    Enrollment: April 1st

    Course taught in Japanese

    This course is which most Japanese students belong to, thus, officially classified

    as a course taught in Japanese. However, in some departments, it is possible to

    earn the required credit from modules taught in English only. Therefore,

    if you want to enroll in a master course on April, but are not good at Japanese,

    it is desirable to consult with a prospective supervisor.

    A student has to earn at least 30 credits among designated modules as well

    as complete a master thesis approved by faculty committee.

    ✔ Important dates

    Schedule for the next enrollment ※The schedule may be changed.

    Opening date for the receipt of documents Dec-3, 2020
    Closing date for the receipt of documents Dec-10, 2020
    Entrance exam Jan- 8, 2021
    Notification of the result of screening Jan- 20, 2021
    Registration period Early March
    Enrollment Apr-1, 2021


  • ✔ Application and Screening

    How to Apply

    Documents to be submitted via post

    IGSES Student Affairs Division, Kyushu University,

    6-1 Kasuga koen, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka 816-8580 JAPAN

    Phone (country code 81)-92-583-7512

    Please feel free to ask igsesadmission@tj.kyushu-u.ac.jp if you have

    any questions about admission.

    Required documents

    Application form, graduation certificate or statement that confirms expected graduation, academic record, letter of recommendation, Japanese Language certificate



    Applicants are required to take a written examination and an interview held in IGSES, Fukuoka, Japan. The documents submitted is also used for the screening.


  • ✔ Entry Requirements

    (1) Those who have completed 16 years of formal education in countries other than Japan or who expect to complete 16 years of formal education by March 31, 2020.

    (2) Those who have received or are expected to receive a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree by March 31, 2020 by completing the minimum duration of studies be at least three years at the university or institution in foreign countries. (limited to those which have been evaluated the progress of education and research by the organizations certified by the government of said country or the relevant organizations or those which have been designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.) 

    (3) Those who have completed 15 years of formal education in countries other than Japan, and are judged to have received all the necessary credits with an excellent record.

    (4) Those who are judged to have an academic ability equal to or surpassing that of students who have graduated from a university, by individual screening according to the requirements for admission, and who will be 22 years old before or on March 31, 2020.

    Applicants who intend to apply in accordance with qualifications (3), (4)

    before application, must submit to an individual evaluation of

    their scientific ability in relation to the requirements for admission