Faculty of Engineering

Admission & Aid


Graduate FAQ

Is there a doctoral program?

Yes, we offer a doctoral program. Please see our Graduate school’s page for details.

What are the application procedures?

Please see the Graduate section of our Admission & Aid page for detailed information on application procedures, deadlines, and all other information relevant to your application.

What are the scholarships available to me?

In addition to the scholarships offered by KUAS, there are numerous others available geared specifically to foreign students in Japan. These are offered both by various organizations as well as the Japanese government. We will assist you with the application procedure for all scholarships available to you to ensure you get the financial support you deserve.

Do I need to speak Japanese to apply?

Our program is All-English; therefore, all classes and coursework will be in English. You do not need to have prior knowledge of Japanese to apply. However, to enhance your lifestyle as well as obtain work opportunities in Japan, it is necessary to learn some Japanese. This is why we recommend that you consider taking Japanese classes while at KUAS.

What career support does KUAS offer?

We offer a wide-range of support through our Career Center, and we will guide you towards finding a multitude of opportunities following graduation. Japan has one of the highest post-graduation employment rates in the world, and the process of finding a job, while unique, is much clearer than in many Western countries. However, as with most places in the world, successfully finding employment does depend on field of study, grades, experience, Japanese ability as well as interpersonal skills.

What is the cost of living in Japan?

The cost of living in Japan being high is merely a myth when compared to other Asian countries and North America, Australia and Europe. Furthermore, even within Japan, Kyoto offers a much more reasonable cost of living in comparison to Tokyo. In addition, there are numerous benefits one can receive as a student (including health-care being provided at a low cost and discounted meals on campus, etc.) as well as the low tuition fees (1/3 of that in the US, Australia and Europe), all of which contribute to life in Japan as a student being more convenient than you would expect.

What is the housing situation like?

We offer on-campus dormitory housing for Graduate students. In addition, outside of campus there is a wealth of private housing available within a short walk, bike ride or subway ride as well, which we will be happy to assist you in finding. We will gladly share options before your arrival in Japan.

Is Japan a safe country?

Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, being close or near the top in numerous measurables regarding crime & safety. In fact, the OECD named Japan the safest country in the world in 2014, citing its second-lowest homicide rate after Iceland and the second-lowest assault rate after Canada.