Recruiting Program: Both Undergraduate and Graduate

Degree AwardedNone
Foreign Students Examination-
Admission Capacity (AY 2021)[Undergraduate] a few
[Graduate] a few
Applicants (AY 2020)Not Available
Successful Candidates (AY 2020)Not Available
Distribution of Application Forms[April Entry] Mid-October
[October Entry] Mid-March
How to Obtain Application Guideline/Forms
  • Please refer to the graduate school /facutly website
  • please contact the faculty office if you have any questions.
Availability of Past ExaminationNot Available
Japanese Language RequirementJapanese Language Proficiency Test (N1, N2) Certificate
Entry (AY 2017)April, October
Pre-Evaluation for Eligibility*-
Starting Date of Application[April Entry] Feb. 17, 2021 (Non-Resident of Japan: Nov. 24, 2020)
[October Entry] Jun. 22, 2021 (Non-Resident of Japan: Apr. 20, 2021)
Deadline of Application[April Entry] Feb. 19, 2021 (Non-Resident of Japan: by Nov. 27, 2020)
[October Entry] Jun. 25, 2021 (Non-Resident of Japan: by Apr. 23, 2021)
Date of Examination[April Entry] interview
(resident of Japan) : Mar. 4, 2021
(Non-Resident of Japan): Dec. 16, 2020
[October Entry] interview
(resident of Japan) : Jul. 14, 2021
(Non-Resident of Japan): May. 12, 2021
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 Research and Future Research Plan in Japanese(The paper must be included at least 4,000 Japanese characters on A4 format)
    ・One from the following:
      ・Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1 or N2 Certificate
      ・A Certificate to verify the Posession of Equal or Above Japanese Prroficiency
  2. Interview (For non-resident of Japan, international phone interview may be conducted.)

*Required to find the professor/supervisor to be your prospective academic supervisor in advance and obtain an approval from the professor/supervisor by pre-Evaluation for Eligibility

EJU Requested SubjectsNot required to take EJU
Language in EJU-
Referred EJU-
English ExaminationNone
OthersPlease refer to the graduate school /facutly website


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