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For Prospective Students

Eligibility :
Foreign nationals who have successfully completed the equivalent of 16 years (for Master’s) or 18 years (for Doctor’s) of education or the equivalent. Students who are expected to graduate by March 31 can also apply for the following accademic year starting in April.

Selection Method :
Students are selected by: Paper-based examinations, Oral tests, Academic records.

Master’s Degree program

Division Admission Quota (Students) Type of Examination Application Period
Human Cultural Studies 20 General Examination (twice a year) Mid Aug.
Early Jan.
Special Examination for International Applicants (twice a year)
Human Social Dynamics 30 General Examination (twice a year)
Special Examination for International Applicants (twice a year)

Doctoral Programs

Division Admission Quota (Students) Type of Examination Application Period
Human Cultural Studies 8 General Examination Mid Jan.
Special Examination for International Applicants
Human Social Dynamics 12 General Examination
Special Examination for International Applicants

Research Students (Non-Degree Seeking Students)

Students who wish to conduct specific research on a non-credit basis may be enrolled at Kobe University as research students by obtaining an approval in advance from their prospective advisor/professor. Most students form abroad may be enrolled as research students to enhance their scholastic ability to the level sufficient for admission to master’s or doctoral programs offered by our graduate school.

Eligibility :
Foreign nationals who have successfully completed the equivalent of 16 years (for Master’s) or 18 years (for Doctor’s) of school education or the equivalent. Students who are expected to graduate by March 31 apply for the follwing accademic year starting in April.

Start Application Form Available Application Period Selection Method Formal Consent by Supervisor
April Anytime on Request mid-Feb. (*Non-Residents of Japan: mid-Nov. of the Previous Year) Academic Records, Interview Required
October mid-Aug. (*Non-Residents of Japan: mid-May of the Previous Year)

Tuition Fees

Division Entrance Examination Fee Admission Fee Tuition
Graduate Student 30,000 282,000 535,000 (annual)
Research Student 9,800 84,600 29,700 (monthly)

*If tuition is revised, the tuition fee is applied from the time of revision.

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