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Graduate School of Engineering, Doctoral Program

Number of Students to be Accepted

The 1st selection

Department Subject Area of Examination April 2018 admissions October 2017 admissions
Department of
Engineering
Area 1 (Mechanical Engineering Course / Space Engineering Course) A few A few
Area 2 (Control Engineering Course)
Area 3 (Civil and Architectural Engineering)
Area 4 (Electrical Engineering Course)
Area 5 (Electronic Engineering Course)
Area 6 (Applied Chemistry Course)
Area 7 (Materials Science and Engineering Course)
Area 8 (Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering)

The 2nd selection

Department Subject Area of Examination April 2018 admissions

Department of

Engineering

Area 1 (Mechanical Engineering Course / Space Engineering Course) A few
Area 2 (Control Engineering Course)
Area 3 (Civil and Architectural Engineering)
Area 4 (Electrical Engineering Course)
Area 5 (Electronic Engineering Course)
Area 6 (Applied Chemistry Course)
Area 7 (Materials Science and Engineering Course)
Area 8 (Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering)

*Note: Refer to page 36 of the “Guide to Graduate School of Engineering” for details on the above subject area of examination.

Qualifications to apply

Non-Japanese citizens who meet one of the qualifications (1)-(7) in addition to requirement (8) are eligible.

  1. Applicants who have acquired or are expected to acquire a master’s degree or professional degree in a foreign country by March 2018. Professional degree is defined by Section 5-2 of the Degree Regulations (Ordinance No. 9 of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology enacted in 1953) in accordance with Article 104-1 of the School Education Law. (Applicants applying for October 2017 admissions must acquire the degree by September 2017. The following articles are on the same condition.)
  2. Applicants who have taken a correspondence course in Japan offered by a foreign educational institution and have received or are expected to receive a master’s degree or professional degree from said institution by March 2018.
  3. Applicants who have completed a graduate school course from an educational institution in Japan which offers a graduate school course which operates within the framework of the education system of a foreign country and is specifically designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and have received or are expected to receive a degree equivalent to a master’s degree or professional degree from said institution.
  4. Applicants who have completed a master’s degree course at the United Nations University, and have received the equivalent to a its master’s degree.
  5. Applicants who have engaged in research at a college, university, research institute etc. for at least two years after graduation from a university, and are recognized by the Kyushu Institute of Technology (hereafter: “this Institute”) as having academic ability equal to or surpassing students who have a master’s degree or professional degree, judging from the results of the said research.
  6. Applicants who have successfully completed sixteen years of education at an educational institution in a foreign country, or have successfully completed sixteen years of education through a correspondence course offered by a foreign educational institution in Japan, and have engaged in research at a college, university or research institute for at least two years, and also are recognized by this Institute as having academic ability equal to or surpassing students who have a master’s degree or professional degree, judging from the results of the said research.
  7. Applicants who have been recognized by this Institute, based on individual screening of admission requirements, as having academic ability equal to or surpassing students who have received a master’s or professional degree, and is at least 24 years old or will be 24 years old by March 2018.
  8. Applicants who have a certificate of eligibility as a student visa (a visa) which is specified by the Immigration Control Act or Refugee Approval Act, or will be eligible to change to a student visa upon admission to this Graduate School.

*Note 1. Non-Japanese citizens who have acquired or are expected to acquire a master’s degree or professional degree from a Japanese graduate school are not eligible. (Including a person who expects to acquire a degree in March 2018.)

*Note 2. Applicants who meet requirement (5) (6) (7) are subject to an individual screening and must submit an Application Form for Individual Screening.(For the format style you may select English or Japanese.)

*Note 3. Schedule for Screening of Qualifications

Selection Application Period for Screening Notification of Screening Results
1 April 27 (Thursday)
– May 8 (Monday), 2017
May 16 (Tuesday), 2017
2 October 10 (Tuesday)
– October 16 (Monday), 2017
October 26 (Thursday), 2017

Application Period

The 1st selection: May 19 (Friday) – May 25 (Thursday), 2017 
The 2nd selection: October 30 (Monday) – November 6 (Monday), 2017

Please put application documents into the envelope specified by this Institute and bring or mail your application.
The office is open from 9AM through 5PM on weekdays only, not including national holidays or weekends.
Applicants who wish to send the application by mail should use an envelope specified by this Institute and send it by registered and express mail.
The application must arrive by the date specified.

Direct inquiries to :
School of Engineering Administrative Office Graduate School Section, Kyushu Institute of Technology
E-mail :
1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata, Kitakyushu 804-8550, JAPAN

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit all of the following documents together to the Administrative Office by the specified date.

Document Needed Notes
Application Form,
Examination Card,
Photograph Sheet
Fill in all of the specified fields on the application form.
Entrance Examination 
Fee (30,000 yen)
Fee should be paid at Japan Post Bank (Yucho Bank) counter or via a payment machine in a convenience store (in Japan) to Japan Post Bank. 
If you pay the fee at Japan Post Bank counter, please use the form specified by this Institute. After that, attach a proof of payment with date stamp in the space designated on the back of the application form. 
If you transfer money from a payment machine in a convenience store (in Japan), please refer to 「How to pay entrance examination fee from convenience store」 and follow the instructions. Cut off the part of proof of receipt and attach it on the back of the application form.
Note that Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students are not required to pay the entrance examination fee.
Certificate of (Expected) Graduation A certificate issued by the institution the applicant attended and an English or Japanese translation of said certificate.
Transcripts Submit transcripts with the seal or signature of the head of the institution or department. Include an English or Japanese translation of said transcripts.
Photographs Photographs of the applicant’s face without a cap, hat, or scarf (Longitudinal 4 cm x Width 3 cm) taken no earlier than 3 months prior to application. Paste them on the examination card and photograph sheet.
Statement of Purpose Write your motives and purpose for seeking admission to this Graduate School to study and conduct research. (A4size/optional format)
Research plan Submit a research plan for the doctoral course. (A4size/optional format/approximately 1,000words)
Master’s thesis and abstract Applicants who have completed a master’s degree should submit their master’s thesis and abstract in approximately 2,000 words. Master’s candidates should submit a progress report in approximately 2,000 words.
List of Achievements
[Research results, 
articles, and 
business reports]
Utilize the format designated by Kyutech to list your academic articles, presentations, study reports, patents, qualifications, etc. 
If possible, attach (photocopied) offprints of your articles, or a summary of your achievements.(For the format style you may select English or Japanese.)
Return Envelope Envelope specified by this Institute with the applicant’s name, address, zip code and a ¥362 stamp on it. (If you apply from overseas, the address should be the Japanese address of your proxy.)
Address Card Fill in the form specified by the Institute.
Copy of the passport photo page Attach a copy of the passport photo page.
A copy of the resident card or special permanent resident certificate or residence card Applicants who reside in Japan need to submit this.

Note: If you live overseas and apply as an international student, you are able to pay entrance examination fee by a credit card. Please refer to the following URL and read it carefully, and then follow the instructions. (If you live in Japan you are not able to do this.)
Note that once the application is processed, the entrance examination fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
http://e-apply.jp/e/kyutech/

Selection Procedures

Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of an achievement test (interview), transcripts of the educational institution(s) they attended, and submitted master’s thesis. Applicants who are deemed by the Institute to have outstanding academic ability may be selected on the basis of the submitted documents alone and will be exempted from an interview. If you wish to be exempted from an interview, it is necessary to consult a professor whom you wish to be your supervisor before you apply. If you are selected as an exempt applicant on the basis of the submitted documents alone, the Institute will notify by mail with examination card.

Interview Examinations

Subject
Area 1 (Mechanical Engineering /Space Engineering)
Area 2 (Control Engineering)
Area 3 (Civil and Architectural Engineering)
Area 4 (Electrical Engineering)
Area 5 (Electronic Engineering)
Area 6 (Applied Chemistry)
Area 7 (Materials Science and Engineering)
Area 8 (Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering)
・Interview

Date and Venue of Examination

1. Date of Examination

  Date Subject
The 1st selection July 3 (Monday), 2017 Achievement Test
(Subjects vary according to major)
Refer to “5. Interview Examinations” for details
The 2nd selection December 16 (Saturday), 2017

2. Venue of Examination

Tobata Campus of Kyushu Institute of Technology
Note: The exact schedule will be notified by mail.

Announcement of the Examination Results

The 1st selection:10 AM, July 12 (Wednesday), 2017
The 2nd selection:10 AM, December 26 (Tuesday), 2017

Examinee seat numbers of successful applicants will be posted on this Institute’s website (http://www.kyutech.ac.jp/), and a written notification of acceptance will be sent by mail.

* Orthography of person’s name with Chinese Characters for an acceptance letter etc.
* Names using Chinese characters which are not inscribable with computer will be changed to similar characters or converted to katakana.

Admission Procedures

An outline of the enrollment procedures is as follows. Details will be notified to each successful applicant.

  1. Registration Period
    Registration is scheduled for late September of 2017 for October 2017 admissions, and mid-March of 2018 for April 2018 admissions.
  2. Fees for admission procedures
    1. Entrance fee: ¥282,000 (tentative)
      Note that Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Students are not required to pay the entrance fee.
    2. Research Accident Insurance: ¥2,600 (tentative)
    3. Support Club Fee: ¥10,000 (tentative)
      [Reference]Tuition fee (After admission) :
          ¥267,900 per semester (tentative)
          ¥535,800 per year (tentative)
      Note that if the tuition fee is raised after the student enters this Graduate School, he or she is required to pay the new fee. Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Students are not required to pay tuition fee.

Notes

  1. Details regarding the examination will be notified to applicant by mail. Any changes will be posted in front of the Administrative Office located on the first floor of the General Education Building on the examination day. If you have not received an examination card 10 days before examination date, please contact the Administrative Office of Kyushu Institute of Technology.
  2. Be sure to have your examination card with you when taking the examination.
  3. Once application has been submitted and examination fee paid, no changes may be made, and the Institute cannot return any documents or payments.
  4. Applicants who have a disability and need special care during the examination or in class once the applicant is accepted should consult the Administrative Office in advance.
  5. The English version is provided only for the guidance of foreign students. In the case of any differences between the Japanese and English versions, the Japanese version shall be considered the correct version.

Handling of Personal Information

In addition to the entrance examination, personal information obtained shall be used in the following circumstances:

  1. Transcripts which are used for entrance examination etc. shall be used in the school guide once applicant is accepted.
  2. Transcripts which are used for entrance examination etc. shall be used to determine whether the applicant should receive financial assistance such as waiver of first year tuition fees.
  3. Documents and personal information such as transcripts for entrance examination etc. may be used in research and studies on the entrance examination system of this Institute in a format that does not disclose the identity of the individual.

* Except for cases stipulated in Article 9 of “Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Agencies,” this Institute will not use personal information it has obtained for any other purposes, or provide it to third parties without the applicant’s consent.

Security Export Control

Kyushu Institute of Technology has established the “Kyushu Institute of Technology Security Export Control Regulations” in accordance with the “Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act”, and rigorously screens potential international students on the basis of these regulations.
International applicants who fall under any of the conditions set out in said regulations may be unable to enter their desired course or program.
Access the following webpage for more details:
URL:http://www.kyutech.ac.jp/english/admissions/security-export-control.html


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