Graduate Admissions - Degree seeking

[Master's Program]

Eligibility

Only those who meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for admission.

  • Foreign nationals who do not hold Japanese nationality and can take "College Student" of resident status.
  • Students who have successfully completed 16 years (for Master's) of school education or the equivalent.
  • Students who are expected to graduate by March 31 of the year of enrollment are also eligible.

Selection Method

Selection is made based on the results of the following tests.

  • English examination by an external organization (either of the following: TOEIC, TOEIC-IP, TOEFL-PBT, TOEFL-iBT, or TOEFL-ITP)
  • Written examination given by the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment (Particular subject area designated by the department) or oral presentation (Examination subjects vary according to each division.)
  • Oral examination

Necessary Documents

The following is a list of documents required for application: Application Form, Transcript, Certificate of (Expected) Graduation / Degree Conferment, English examination's official score, Research plan at Kobe University, Application Fee (¥30,000)

[Doctoral Program]

Eligibility

Only those who meet the following eligibility requirement will be considered for admission.

  • Foreign nationals who do not hold Japanese nationality and can take "College Student" of resident status.
  • Students who have successfully obtained a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a professional degree overseas.
  • Students who are expected to graduate by March 31 of the year of enrollment are also eligible.

Selection Method

Selection is made based on the review of the submitted documents and an oral examination.

Necessary Documents

The following is a list of documents required for application: Application Form, Transcript, Certificate of (Expected) Degree Conferment, Master's Thesis, academic papers, Research Plan at Kobe University, Application Fee (¥30,000)

Applications

[Inquiries]

Contact the following e-mail address for admissions from overseas.
Academic/Student Affairs Section: admissions [at] h [dot] kobe-u [dot] ac [dot] jp