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 us by August 24 (Fri.) in order to request a letter of provisional acceptance.
Those who wish to apply to the Graduate School of Energy Science at Kyoto University must contact your prospective academic advisor directly and send him/her the necessary documents by e-mail: the complete set of documents submitted to the Japanese diplomatic mission (application, transcript of grades at own university, statement of applicant’s major field and research plan, etc. stamped by the Japanese diplomatic mission) and the certificate verifying passage of the First Screening.

In order to find your prospective academic advisor, please refer to the following Websites:
Activity Database on Education and Research, Kyoto University
Organization of the Graduate School of Energy Science (GSES)

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:

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

Important Notice
– All applicants, whether sponsored by the 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 the four departments of the GSES, including Dept. of Energy Science and Technology
2) Regular Master’s / Doctoral course
Operated by all the 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, please contact the office of the GSES.

School Affairs Section, Administration Office
Graduate School of Energy Science
Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8501
*GSES is responsible only for inquiries about admissions. Please inquire with the Japanese diplomatic mission in your country for queries on the MEXT scholarship program itself.