Admission Policy

i) Philosophy and objectives

The pursuit of the truth is the essence of learning. Engineering is an academic field that impacts peoples’ lives, and bears a great responsibility towards the sustainability of social development and the formation of culture. Based on this premise, the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University is committed to the development of science and technology with an emphasis on the fundamentals, and in harmony with the natural environment. We also aim to assist students in their pursuit of a rich education with specialized knowledge, and the ability to apply it creatively while maintaining high ethical standards.

The graduate school aims to educate technicians and researchers at the master’s course level who will acquire a broad range of knowledge and an international perspective. The school aims to instill a highly tuned ability to seek out and solve problems. At the doctoral course level, research skills are nurtured through basic and applied research and practical teachings to enable students to become leaders at the international level, who are able to organize research teams in innovative fields. To this end, the Graduate School of Engineering offers a joint master’s and doctoral education program, in addition to the conventional master’s program.

ii) Student profiles

The Graduate School of Engineering welcomes the following applicants

  1. Individuals who identify with the principles and objectives of the Graduate School of Engineering and possess the basic expertise and enthusiasm to pursue them.
  2. Individuals who have received the basic education required to pursue the truth on their own, and have the understanding and judgment to think beyond established norms.
  3. Individuals who have the strong desire and initiative to pioneer new fields of knowledge.