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✔Program Outline

Degrees awarded: Master of Engineering/ Master of Science/ Master of Philosophy

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 majors, 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

Opening date for the receipt of documents Nov-25, 2021
Closing date for the receipt of documents Dec-2, 2021
Entrance exam Jan-8, 2022
Notification of the result of screening Jan-19, 2022
Registration period Early March
Enrollment Apr-1, 2022


✔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 
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

  • Application guidelines and forms for the admission of Apr. 2022 (Update Nov. 5, 2021)
  • Application form
  • *Note (Update Nov. 5, 2021) :
    There was a partial error in the description (Japanese notation) of the "Detail of Written examination(筆答試験の科目詳細)" for the Category III (Environment science and engineering). The correct information is as follows.
    (Incorrect) 微分方程式および微分積分学から各1題の合計2題を解答しなければならない。
    (Correct) 線形代数および微分方程式から各1題の合計2題を解答しなければならない。
    There is no correction in the English notation.



Applicants are required to take a written examination and an interview held in On-line. 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, 2022.

(2) Those who have received or are expected to receive a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree by March 31, 2022 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, 2022.

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

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