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This course aims to develop the next generation of human resources with advanced research abilities, profound knowledge and an international perspective in the fields of life, food and the environment. Master’s and doctoral students in this course can study a diverse range of agricultural, life and environmental sciences: Agronomy and Horticultural Science, Forest and Biomaterials Science, Applied Life Sciences, Applied Biosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Natural Resource Economics, and Food Science and Biotechnology. We will examine the social effects of agriculture, such as the results of adopting various farming approaches. Each student will benefit by having several supervisors for their research guidance. The curriculum offers courses in the fields of natural and environmental sciences, geography, economics and information systems. Lectures are given by international teaching staff. Seminars and experimental courses are given by the course supervisors.
3.2 Doctoral Program
Applicants must satisfy both of the following requirements, 3.2.1 and 3.2.2.
3.2.1 Applicants must satisfy the following requirements 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
126.96.36.199 Applicants must satisfy either of the following requirements (a) or (b) and receive adequate recommendation from the relevant university or organization. (a) Those currently enrolled in or have graduated from universities which Kyoto University or the Graduate School of Agriculture have Academic Exchange Agreements, or from universities which have previous exchange arrangements with Kyoto University. (b) Those who have established close communication with faculty members of Graduate School of Agriculture and are recognized as eligible by Graduate School of Agriculture.
188.8.131.52 Those who have obtained consent from a prospective supervisor of the Graduate School of Agriculture (who will supervise their studies upon enrollment).
184.108.40.206 Those who can acquire “student” residence status at time of enrollment.
220.127.116.11 Those who have a master’s degree, professional degree or Juris Doctor degree (professional degree in law).
18.104.22.168 Those who have completed in a foreign country a degree equivalent to a Master’s program or a professional degree program at a Kyoto University Graduate School.
22.214.171.124 Those who have completed the curriculum at the United Nations University and received a degree equivalent to a Master’s Degree.
126.96.36.199 Those specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (namely those who have conducted research for more than 2 years in a university, laboratory, research institute or company after graduating from university or completing 16 years of formal education outside of Japan and who are judged through their research achievements to have academic ability equivalent or superior to those who have completed a Master’s program of Kyoto University Graduate School).
188.8.131.52 Those who are qualified, through individual entrance examination of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, and are judged to have academic ability equivalent to or superior to those who have a Master’s degree, and who are 24 years of age or older.
Scholarships for Students of Special Course in Agricultural Sciences
The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP) by Monbukagakusyo (MEXT)
Must check points for eligibility of this scholarship:
1. Its priority allocations are the following 12 countries: Turkey, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa
2. Under 35 years old
3. Hold GPA 2.3 out of 3.0 or higher
4. Newly enter Japan for the purpose of study upon receipt of the scholarship.
Application period - In December