List of Required Application Documents for CSC-KUT Co-supervised Doctoral Study Student

NOTE

-Only applicants who have obtained the permission of their preferred co-supervisor are eligible to submit the formal application documents.
-We do NOT accept any formal application documents sent by e-mail.
-ALL required documents (formal application) listed below must arrive at the International Relations Section by the deadline. The documents submitted will not be returned.
-Applicants must meet the entry criteria for "国家建設高水平大学公派研究生項目" set by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC).
-Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a Chinese university.

Last updated: November 30, 2020

Online Pre-Application Request

Prospective students must submit their Online Pre-application Requests form via KUT's Online Pre-Application Form for the CSC-KUT Scholarship Program (Co-supervised doctoral study student). The request will be sent to the applicant's preferred co-supervisor for consideration. This process is for determining (prior to the submission of a formal application) whether the intending applicant meets the supervisor's requirements. Please choose one co-supervisor from the CSC-KUT Co-supervisor list and submit a completed Online Pre-application request via the Online Pre-Application Form. After the co-supervisor has reviewed your Pre-application Request, she/he will contact you to arrange an interview and documentary screening. We strongly recommend that you prepare all documents before you submit your Online Pre-Application Request. Only one online pre-application request may be sent during a given enrollment period.

* Interviews will be conducted via video conferencing software such as Webex.
* When you obtain the permission of your preferred co-supervisor, submit all required documents to KUT via post. We do NOT accept any documents which do not meet our requirement, or documents which do not arrive by the deadline.
* Please note that your preferred co-supervisor may not contact you if your pre-application request is rejected.
* Your research theme shall be decided through consultation with your co-supervisor at KUT and your supervisor at your Chinese university

CSC-KUT Co-supervisor List

KUT Online Pre-application Request form for CSC-KUT Scholarship Program (Co-supervised doctoral study student)

Required documents (Formal Application)

1. A copy of an email or other communication which clearly shows that the intending applicant's preferred supervisor has given the intending applicant permission to apply for the CSC-KUT Scholarship Program (Co-supervised Doctoral Study Student)
2.

Signed Pre-Application request --- After you submit your online pre-application request form, you will receive an automated email with a PDF file of your pre-application request attached. Print the PDF of the Pre-application Request and sign the last page

3. Bachelor's degree academic transcript (original) in English or Japanese (must include date of issue)
Photocopies and English translations should be verified by the university from which you received your bachelor's degree or by a notary public, and bear an actual stamp (not a copy of a stamp) of the university or a notary public. An academic transcript should list all the courses you completed each year, the marks or grades you achieved for each course and the grading system of your university.
4. Master's degree academic transcript (original) in English or Japanese (must include date of issue)
Photocopies and English translations should be verified by the university from which you received your master's degree or a notary public, and bear an actual stamp (not a copy of a stamp) of the university or a notary public.
*In the case where an academic transcript is not available because the degree program is only research-based and does not offer course work, please submit a certificate issued by the university stating that the program is research-based. Please contact us if you cannot obtain such a certificate.
*If you acquired two master's degrees or a higher degree, please submit academic transcripts for all the degrees that you have acquired or will have acquired.
5.

Master's degree certificate (original) in English or Japanese
Photocopies and English translations should be verified by the university from which you received your master's degree or a notary public, and bear an actual stamp (not a copy of a stamp) of the university or a notary public.
*The certificate should clearly state that you have received your master's degree. Completion of a master's program is not sufficient. 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. (If you proceeded to the M. Phil program after completing a master's program, you should also submit your M. Phil certificate.)

6. 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 an English translation of the abstract of the thesis.

7

Current enrollment certificate (original) in English or Japanese (must include date of issue)
Photocopies and English translations should be verified by the university, and bear an actual stamp (not a copy of a stamp) of the university, or be certified by a notary public.

8.

Research Outline --- A detailed plan of your research at KUT, in English and approximately one page in length.
* For example, please include a description of: the materials and equipment that will be necessary; the procedures you expect to perform; and the short term goals you will set for each step of the overall process, so as achieve your research results.

9.

A signed letter of recommendation from your current supervisor at your Chinese university in English or Japanese
Use KUT official CSC-KUT Scholarship form No.2
*Recommendation letter must be an original with the original hand-written signature of your supervisor at your Chinese university on the last page of the form. Copies of signed letters are not accepted.

10.

Certificate of health (original) in English or Japanese, issued within the past 6 months
Use KUT official CSC-KUT Scholarship form No.3

11.

Certificate of English ability
Submit the certificate of test results for one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS or CET

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

1. Rank certificate (in English or Japanese) for bachelor's and master's programs issued by the university, stating your rank in the class (e.g. second out of 25 students )
2. Copies of your past publications
3. Certificate of Japanese ability
3.

Copy of your passport ID pages

Sending Address

International Relations Section, Kochi University of Technology

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    Tosayamada, Kami City, Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN

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    +81-887-53-1130

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