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

  • 2022 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
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf
  • Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program
    (ADB-JSP)
    • The Application Deadline: January 14, 2022
    • Application for 2022 ADB-JSP Kobe University is now closed.
      Information for 2023 ADB-JSP will be posted around mid October 2022.
    • 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 2022 ADB-JSP pdf
    • ADB-JSP Information Sheet (.doc file)
    • Contact address for further inquiries by December 3, 2021 at the latest at: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp

Doctoral Course

October 2022 Research Students

  • October 2022 Research Students Application Guideline pdf
  • Application Deadline: May 27, 2022 (must reached GSICS Academic Office, by post only)
    Application for October 2022 is now closed.
    Information for April 2023 will be posted around mid October 2022.
  • Applicants who wish to become a research student at GSICS need to obtain preliminary consent from the hosting professor first.

    You must send an email to the professor, who you would like to have as your research advisor, with the following documents.
  • Please check the contact information (email address) of the professor of your choice from the Teaching Staff page.
    • If you do not see the email address of the professor on the Teaching Staff page, please send an email to the Academic Affairs Office with the name of the professor of your choice.
    • Email: gsics-kyomu[at]office[dot]kobe-u[dot]ac[dot]jp
  • Please download the following application documents:
  • 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.

For reference
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Prospective Students

Application Guidelines

Master's Course

Doctoral Course

Research Students

Admission Policy

Titles of Theses & Dissertations

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