Kobe University

GSICS (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)

Prospective Students

Application Guidelines

2022 Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program

For the enrollment for the academic year beginning in April/October 2022 Research student/ Master's Course/ Doctoral Course, MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship is applicable only through Japanese embassies in your country.

Call for applications / Submission of application documents has started in many places.
Please check with the Japanese Embassy in your country.
Note that due to COVID-19, the selection and schedule may be changed from previous years.

Master's Course

  • 2021 Master's Course pdf
  • For further inquiries and obtaining a soft copy of the application form (no hard copy available), contact the GSICS Academic Affairs Office at: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program
(ADB-JSP)
  • The Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
    Application for 2021 ADB-JSP Kobe University is now closed.
    Information for 2022 ADB-JSP will be posted around mid October 2021.
  • Applicants for the ADB-JSP are required to satisfy both requirements of the SPECIAL COURSE FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY (MASTER’S COURSE) and those of the Additional Requirements for the ADB-JSP.
  • Additional Requirements for the 2021 ADB-JSP pdf
  • ADB-JSP Information Sheet (.doc file)
  • Contact address for further inquiries by December 4, 2020 at the latest at: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp

Doctoral Course

  • 2021 Doctoral Course pdf
  • For further inquiries and obtaining a soft copy of the application form (no hard copy available), contact the GSICS Academic Affairs Office at: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp
  • ADB-JSP scheme is not available in GSICS.

Research Students

  • Application Deadline
    For the enrollment in October : (around) late May
    For the enrollment in April : (around) late November
  • Applicants who wish to become a research student at GSICS need to obtain preliminary consent from the hosting professor first.

    List of Teaching Staff pdf
  • You must send an email to the professor, who you would like to have as your research advisor, with the following documents.
  • Once you receive a consent from the professor, notify the GSICS Academic Affairs Office by email at: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp
  • You will receive the application form.
  • NOTE:
    A preliminary consent from the hosting professor does not mean your admission is approved. The admission is determined by the evaluation of your research proposal and an interview.

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Prospective Students

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Master's Course

Doctoral Course

Research Students

Admission Policy

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