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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.1k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 5.1k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English, Japanese
  • Deadline:
  • 1 February 2019
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 738pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Animals and plants are essential bioresources that provide the key to humanity’s survival. The Department of Bioresource Science provides education and research on animals, plants and microorganisms and their mutual relationships from the genetic to the ecosystem level. This also includes the efficient management and utilization of bioresources for sustainable food production and safe food supply. This Department has two divisions, the Division of Animal Science and the Division of Plant Science.

    Animal Science

    This program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the various functions and control mechanisms in animals and the safe and effective utilization of animals as a resource.

    Plant Science

    We provide programs that aim to improve the productivity and quality of plant resources (edible crops, horticultural crops, industrial plants, and trees) through studying their physiological, ecological, and genetic characteristics.

    University requirements

    Applicants must be foreign nationals who do not hold Japanese nationality and have successfully completed 16 years of school education or the equivalent. Those who are expected to graduate by March 31 of the year they are entering are also eligible.

    Program requirements

    Kobe Univ. Entrance Examination Subjects:

    1. Mathematics
    2. Science (choose 2 from Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Physical Geography)
    3. Foreign Language (choose 1 from English, German, French, and Chinese)
    4. Interview
    5. Application Document Screening

    Japanese Government Scholarship ("Monbukagakusho" Scholarship)

    Applications for Japanese Government Scholarships can be made through Japanese embassies and consulates abroad or on the basis of a recommendation by a Japanese university.

    Self-financed students with excellent academic records. (excluding students granted other scholarships, including by foreign governments.)

    • Undergraduate students

    Students under 26 years old (Medical majors: under 28), who are proceeding to their last academic year.

    • Graduate students

    Students under 35 years old, currently on a master's or doctor's course, or those proceeding to these courses in April of the following academic year.

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