Recruiting Program: Graduate only

Degree AwardedNone
Foreign Students Examination-
Admission Capacity (AY 2022)a few
Applicants (AY 2020)34
Successful Candidates (AY 2020)34
Distribution of Application FormsAnytime on request
How to Obtain Application Guideline/Forms
  • Obtain at the faculty office for free
  • Send a self-addressed stamped envelop (24×33.2cm) to the faculty. Please contact the faculty office for details.
  • To request from abroad, please contact the faculty office.
Availability of Past ExaminationNot Available
Japanese Language RequirementJapanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1/ N1 or EJU Test (Japanese) 320 points and above, etc
Entry (AY 2022)April, October
Pre-Evaluation for Eligibility*-
Starting Date of Application[April Entry] Nov. 22, 2021
[October Entry] May 23, 2022
Deadline of Application[April Entry] Nov. 26, 2021
[October Entry] May 27, 2022
Date of Examination-
Date of Result-
Pre-Arrival AdmissionAvailable
Application from outside JapanAvailable
Visiting Japan for Entrance ExamNot Necessary
Kobe Univ. Entrance Examination Subjects

1.Application Document Screening

  • Brief Summary of Existing and Future Research Plan in Japanese (Approximately 2000 characters)
  • One from the following:
  • EJU Test( Japanese) Score Report
    ・Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1/ N1 Certificate and Score Report
    ・Opinion Letter from the Supervisor in Kobe University
  • Formal Consent from the Supervisor


EJU Requested SubjectsJapanese as a Foreign Language
*Those who choose to submit Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1/N1 Certificate doesn’t need to take EJU.
Language in EJU-
Refered EJU-
English ExaminationNone

Required following; application form, resume, graduation (completion) certificate, transcript, photo and copy of Certificate of Residence.

Please refer to the graduate school website .

*Pre-Evaluation for Eligibility is a screening to confirm that you are qualified to apply prior to submitting a formal application for admission.
For details, please make sure to refer to the Application Guideline/Forms.

Contact Us

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Tel. +81(0)78-803-7530
E-mail: gicls-kyomugakusei@office.kobe-u.
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