- Special Scholarship Program(Doctral Program, SSP)
- List of Required SSP Application Documents for Prospective Students
List of Required SSP Application Documents for Prospective Students
Only applicants who have obtained the permission of the leader of their preferred project are eligible to submit the formal application documents.We do NOT accept any formal application documents 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.
Last updated: July 14, 2022
Online Pre-Application Request
Prospective students must fill out and submit the online pre-application request form via KUT Online Pre-Application Form. The form will be sent to the leader of their preferred SSP project who will consider the request. This process will determine (prior to the submission of a formal application) whether the intending applicant meets the project leader's requirements. Please choose one project from the SSP project list and submit a completed online pre-application request to the leader of your preferred project. After the leader has reviewed your pre-application request, if she/he agrees to proceed with a formal application, she/he will contact you. Only one online pre-application request should be sent to the leader of a project during a given enrollment period.
* The applicants are encouraged to send a pre-application request to the leader of his/her preferred project at least 6 weeks prior to the formal application deadline.
* Please note that a project leader may not contact you in the case where your pre-application request is rejected.
Required documents (Formal Application)
|1.||A copy of an email or other communication which clearly shows that the leader of the intending applicant's preferred project has given the intending applicant permission to apply for that SSP project
Signed pre-application request --- After you submit online pre-application request form, you will receive an automated email contains your pre-application request as PDF attachment. Print it our and sign the last page of the pre-application request
|3.||Original bachelor's degree academic transcript in English or 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 grading system of your university.
|4.||Original master's degree academic transcript in English or 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.
|5.||Original master's degree certificate in English or 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 SSP form No. 1.
*If you have already received your 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.)
|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 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.
Research Outline --- A detailed plan of the research in order to accomplish the offered research project, in English and approximately one page in length.
Two signed recommendation letters in English or Japanese
|9.||Original certificate of health in English or Japanese issued within the past 6 months
Use KUT official SSP form No. 3.
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.
Certificate of English ability
*Applicants must have one of the following score to apply: a minimum score of TOEFL iBT72 (Writing 17), IELTS5.5 (Writing 5.5), CET-6 or WSK, at least.
*CET-6 is an abbreviation for the College Education Test/全国大学英語六級考試 and WSK is for National Foreign Language Test/全国外语水平考试 in China. Both are for Chinese students.
Other documents: (If you have the following documents, please submit them )
|1.||Rank certificate (in English or 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.||Copy of your passport or other identification documents such as citizenship certificate, birth certificate, etc.|
- Sending Address
International Relations Section, Kochi University of Technology
Tosayamada, Kami City, Kochi 782-8502, JAPAN