As described in the Application Guidelines of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Item 10 (1) and (2) in the Guidelines), the applicants who pass the First Screening of the MEXT scholarship must contact AAO(Admissions Assistance Office) at Kyoto University and  request a letter of provisional acceptance by August 26(Fri.), 2022(JST).

​NOTE:In the 2023 recruitment, students can travel to Japan in April or October.

Those who wish to apply to the Graduate School of Energy Science at Kyoto University must upload  the necessary documentson the AAO website. Details are available at the URLs below.


In order to find your prospective academic advisor, please refer to the Graduate School of Energy Science website:

Since July and August are the summer vacation season in Japan, some faculty members may be absent on vacation or lengthy business trips for field work, and so on. If there is no reply from the professor or you cannot find contact information on their website, please inquire at the office of the GSES (E-Mail: energykyoumu* (replace * with @)).

We need a reasonable amount of time for each of the following procedures: (so please submit the required documents well in advance)
1. Time to investigate your documents
2. Time for communication about your motivation, skills, and so on
3. Submission to the Graduate School’s meeting in September
4. Certificate of admission or the letter of acceptance to be sent in mid-September.

Important Notice
– All applicants, whether sponsored by MEXT or not, must follow GSES admission procedures in order to enroll as a regular student.
– There are two methods of admission for international applicants;
1) International Energy Science Course (IESC),
Students are able to study and finish their Master’s or Doctoral program only in English. Online application available.
To find out about the admission details please carefully read the IESC website.
*The IESC Master’s program is operated by three departments (Dept. of Socio-Environmental Energy Science, Dept. of Fundamental Energy Science, and Dept. of Energy Conversion Science), while the IESC Doctoral program is operated by all four departments of the GSES, including Dept. of Energy Science and Technology
2) Regular Master’s / Doctoral course
Operated by all four departments of the GSES.
Japanese proficiency is required.
To find out about the admission details please carefully read the GSES website (in Japanese only).

If you still have any questions after reading all the provided materials, please contact the office of the GSES. *GSES is responsible only for inquiries about admissions. Please inquire with the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country or International Student Support Section, International Education and Student Mobility Division, Kyoto University for queries on the MEXT scholarship program itself.

Student Affairs Section, Administration Office
Graduate School of Energy Science
Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8501