List of Required Ordinary Program Application Documents for Prospective Students Enrolling in October 2019 and thereafter

Last updated: May 14, 2019

Required Documents for Ordinary Master's Program Applications

NOTE
ALL items listed below must arrive at the International Relations Section by the specified deadline date. The documents submitted will not be returned.
1.

Application form
--- Please TYPE all items in the form except your signature on page 4.

2. Original bachelor's degree academic transcript in English/Japanese (Include date of issue)
Photocopy or English translation should be verified and bears FRESH school stamp by the university from which you received (or will receive) your bachelor's degree or by a notary public. An academic transcript should list all the courses you studied in each year, the marks or grades you achieved for each course and the credit rating and the grading system of your university.
*If you are still in the program, submit a provisional academic transcript.
3. Original graduation certificate from your bachelor's program in English/Japanese
Photocopy or English translation should be verified and bears FRESH school stamp by the university from which you graduated (or will graduate) or by a notary public.
*If you are still in the program, submit a certificate issued by the university which states the expected date of graduation from the bachelor's program.
4. Research outline --- Summary of the research that you have conducted and a description of the research theme that you would like to pursue at KUT (approximately one page, in English)
5.

Two signed recommendation letters in English/Japanese.
Use KUT official form.
Each recommendation letter must be an original with original hand-written signature by your referee in the last page of the form. Copies of singed letters are not accepted.

6.

Original certificate of health in English/Japanese issued within the past 6 months
Use KUT official form.
For those who are affiliated with a university, organization or company in Japan and have an annual health checkup, health certificates in different formats are also acceptable.

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*If you wish to apply for Advanced Educational Practice Course, please contact us for more details.
*After you are admitted, we may request a copy of your passport. If you don't have one, a copy of any identification document may be requested (e.g. copy of family register, citizenship certificate, or birth certificate.)

Other documents:
(If you have the following documents, please submit them )

1. Rank certificate (in English/Japanese) for bachelor's program issued by the university, stating your rank in the class (e.g. 2nd out of 25 students )
2. Copies of your past publications including graduation thesis
3. Certificate of English ability ( such as TOEFL, IELTS, CET, etc )
4. Copy of your passport or other identification documents such as citizenship certificate, birth certificate, etc.

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Required Documents for Ordinary Doctoral Program Applications

NOTE
ALL items listed below must arrive at the International Relations Section by the specified deadline date. The documents submitted will not be returned.
1. Application form
--- Please TYPE all items in the form except your signature on page 4.
2. Original bachelor's degree academic transcript in English/Japanese (Include date of issue)
Photocopy or English translation should be verified and bears FRESH school stamp by the university from which you received your bachelor's degree or by a notary public. An academic transcript should list all the courses you studied in each year, the marks or grades you achieved for each course and the credit rating and the grading system of your university.
3. Original master's degree academic transcript in English/Japanese (Include date of issue)
Photocopy or English translation should be verified and bears FRESH school stamp by the university from which you received (or will receive) your master's degree or by a notary public.
*If you are still working towards your master's degree, submit a provisional academic transcript.
*In case that an academic transcript is not available because the degree program does not offer course work but only research based, please submit a certificate issued by the university which states the program is research based. (e.g. current enrollment certificate). Please let us know in case you cannot prepare such a certificate.
*If you acquired or will acquire two master's degrees or a higher degree, please submit academic transcripts for all the degrees you acquired or will acquire.
4. Original master's degree certificate in English/Japanese
Photocopy or English translation should be verified and bears FRESH school stamp by the university from which you received your master's degree or by a notary public.
*If you are still working towards your master's degree, submit a certificate issued by the university which states the expected date of acquisition of your master's degree. Use KUT official form.
* If you have already received your master's degree,
a) The certificate should clearly state that you have received your master's degree. Completion of a master's program is not sufficient.
b) Submit your FINAL (OFFICIAL) degree certificate. A provisional certificate is not acceptable.
*The certificate should be for the degree which is comparable to or is higher than the one offered at KUT (master's degree) after 18 years of education.
(In the case you proceeded to the M. Phil program after Master's program, you should submit the certificate of your M. Phil program also.)
5.

A copy of the intending applicant's master's thesis in English
If the master's thesis is written in a language other than English, it is necessary to submit the abstract of the thesis in English. Those who are still working towards their master's degree should provide a written description of the contents of their master's thesis and of the progress of the research at that time.

6. Research Outline --- A detailed plan of the research you intend to conduct at KUT, approximately one page in English.
Please explain the objective of your research and how you intend to proceed with your research, specifying what you will do in each of your first, second and third years.* Please also describe in detail matters such as what materials equipment you will require, what procedures you will undertake, and what short term goals you will set for each stage of the process.
*Please note that two or more papers must be published in high level peer-reviewed journals at least two months before completion of the program, if you intend to apply for an Advanced researcher doctoral degree.
7. Two signed recommendation letters in English/Japanese
Use KUT official form.
*Each recommendation letter must be an original with original hand-written signature by your referee in the last page of the form. Copies of singed letters are not accepted.
8. Original certificate of health in English/Japanese issued within the past 6 months
Use KUT official form.
For those who are affiliated with a university, organization or company in Japan and have an annual health checkup, health certificates in different formats are also acceptable.

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*After you are admitted, we may request a copy of your passport. If you don't have one, a copy of any identification document may be requested (e.g. copy of family register, citizenship certificate, or birth certificate.)

Other documents:
(If you have the following documents, please submit them )

1. Rank certificate (in English/Japanese) for bachelor's and master's program issued by the university, stating your rank in the class (e.g. 2nd out of 25 students )
2. Copies of your past publications
3. Certificate of English ability ( such as TOEFL, IELTS, CET, etc )
4. Copy of your passport or other identification documents such as citizenship certificate, birth certificate, etc.

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For inquiries about this page, please send it to the following.

International Relations Section, Kochi University of Technology

  • Address.

    Tosayamada, Kami City, Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN

  • Tel.

    +81-887-53-1130

  • Fax.

    +81-887-57-2000

  • Mail.

    internatioal@ml.kochi-tech.ac.jp