Graduate School - Kochi University of Technology

Admission

Last updated: February 10, 2017

1. PROGRAM OF STUDY
(A) Master's Program (2 years)
NOTE
Master's classes are given in Japanese.
(1) Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering Course
(2) Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering Course
(3) Infrastructure Systems Engineering Course
(4) Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Course
(5) Chemistry Course
(6) Life Science and Technology Course
(7) Materials Science and Engineering Course
(8) Informatics Course
(9) Advanced Educational Practice Course
(10) Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course

Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

(B) Doctoral Program (3 years)
(1) Engineering Course
(2) Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course
(3) Special Course for Mid-career Professionals (1 year)

Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
2. NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ADMITTED
A limited number of selected students
3. ENROLLMENT TIME
April/October
4. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions.

(A) Master's Program
(1) To have completed or to be expected to complete before enrollment 16 years of formal educational program equivalent to that of Japan, or to fulfill other requirements the university set to be admitted.
(2) To have other than Japanese nationality
(3) To have or have the intention to acquire the "Student" status of Japanese residence, at the time of entrance, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act in Japan.
*If you wish to apply for Advanced Educational Practice Course, you need to meet the conditions below as well.
To have, or to be expected to obtain before enrolling into Kochi University of Technology, a first level teaching certificate for Japanese schools. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to enroll to the university.

(B) Doctoral Program
(1) To hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the master’s degree offered at KUT after 18 years of education, or to be scheduled to acquire such a degree before the KUT enrollment date
(2) To have other than Japanese nationality
(3) To have or have the intention to acquire the "Student" status of Japanese residence, at the time of entrance, in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act in Japan.
5. APPLICATION PROCESS
(1) Complete and submit all required documents.
*Please refer to the List for Ordinary Program Application Documents
(2) Applicants wil be charged 30,000 yen examination fee as of application.
*Please contact International Relations Division about the method of payment prior to application.
6. ADMISSION SCHEDULE
Master's Program

Enrollment time Oct-2017 / April-2018 April-2018
Application Deadline *March 17, 2017 *September 15, 2017
Notification of Admission Decision End of May, 2017 End of November, 2017
Registration Deadline *June 16, 2017 *December 15, 2017
*note : All the required documents must arrive at KUT by each deadline.
Doctoral Program (excl. Special Course for Mid-career Professionals)
*If you are the expected applicants for the Special Course for Mid-career Professionals, please contact us for the admission schedule.
Enrollment time Oct-2017 / April-2018 April-2018
Application Deadline *March 17, 2017 *September 15, 2017
Notification of Admission Decision End of May, 2017 End of November, 2017
Registration Deadline *June 16, 2017 *December 15, 2017
*note : All the required documents must arrive at KUT by each deadline.
7. ADMISSION DECISION
The submitted documents will be carefully examined in the course of screening. The applicant will be notified of the admission decision individually before above mentioned date, "Notification of Admission Decision".
8. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES
Successful applicants must follow the enrollment procedures. Along with the pass notice, Notification of Enrollment Procedures will be sent. In accordance with this, successful applicants must make the payments described below and submit the required documents within the specified time period. Until they have completed the necessary procedures, their admission will not be officially granted.

(1) Required Payment at the Time of Enrollment
Enrollment Fee: 300, 000 yen
(As of April 2016)

(2) Payment Due Date
Please refer to term 6 "Admission Schedule". Successful applicants have to pay the above enrollment fee by the "Registration Deadline".
9. STUDENT FEES
Enrollees should pay tuition fee, in the 1st month each semester in accordance with the instruction given separately. Necessary payment for each semester is described below.

Required student fees for each semester : 267,900 yen
(As of April 2016)
10. SPECIAL NOTICE
(1) Students in the field of economics and management will study or conduct their research at Eikokuji campus which is located in down town Kochi City, 25 km from the main campus (Kami campus).Doctoral students at Eikokuji campus are required to take classes once or twice a week at main campus. For master's students, the campus where you conduct research depends on which courses you enroll in and which supervisor you study under. The most common means of transportation between Eikokuji campus and Kami campus are bus or JR train, and it takes around one hour.
(2) If you are an applicant for the master's program and still studying in the bachelor's program, a verified original graduation certificate from the bachelor's program in English/Japanese issued by your university will be required before your enrollment can be complete. It is indispensable and should clearly state that you have graduated from your program. If you are not able to produce such a document, your enrollment will not be admitted.
(3) If you are an applicant for the doctoral program and still working towards your master's degree, a verified original master's degree certificate in English/Japanese from your university will be required before your enrollment can be complete. It is indispensable and should clearly state that you have acquired your master's degree. If you are not able to produce such a document, your enrollment will not be admitted.
(4) If your application to KUT is successful and your resident status in Japan is “Student”, KUT will assist you in finding appropriate single accommodation.
At Kami campus, you can live in the International House if there is vacancy. At Eikokuji campus, international students can receive assistance in finding accommodation from the Student Support Division.
If you wish to bring your family members and live with them in Japan, or if you wish to change your accommodation, you must initiate your own apartment rental.
In any case, you need to bear your own costs.
(5) To complete the master’s program, you need to meet all of the following conditions.
(a) 2 year’s enrollment at KUT
(b) 30 or more credits
*18 of these credits must be earned from lectures in the student’s major field.
(c) Successful completion of the master’s thesis defense after receiving necessary guidance from the faculty.
(6) To complete the doctoral program, you need to meet all of the following conditions.
(a) 3 year’s enrollment at KUT
(b) 10 or more credits earned
(c) Successful completion of the doctoral dissertation defense after receiving a preliminary assessment held more than one year in advance
(d) Publication of two or more high level reviewed papers
(7) Master’s students enrolled can obtain Master of Engineering or Master of Arts and Sciences depending on the research field.
Doctoral students enrolled can obtain Doctor of Engineering or Doctor of Philosophy depending on the research field.
(8) Newly admitted foreign doctoral students will be charge about 33,000 yen, and master’s students will be charged about 23,000 yen as insurance premium. (The prices are subject to change.)
(9) 3,000 yen will be charged as dues for alumni association membership.(The price is subject to change.)
(10) If you are a doctoral student, please be advised that the abstract of your doctoral dissertation and results of your dissertation defense will be published on the web within 3 months after the conferment of your doctoral degree, and the full text of your dissertation will be published on the web within 1 year after the conferment of your doctoral degree.
In cases where it seems inappropriate to publish a doctoral dissertation on the web due to a patent application related to the research, or some other special reasons, Kochi University of Technology may suspend the publication of the full text of a dissertation, and publish only its abstract on the web. Even in such cases, if publication of the full text of a dissertation is requested, and Kochi University of Technology agrees to the necessity, the full text of your doctoral dissertation may be disclosed.
11. OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE
All inquiries and application documents must be addressed to:
International Relations Division
Kochi University of Technology
Tosayamada, Kami City
Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN
Tel: +81-887-53-1130
Fax: +81-887-57-2000
E-mail:


The List for Ordinary Program Application Documents