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Guidelines for Applicants (Summary)

Master Course

Admission Quota

Art Major, Art and Design Studies (Master Course), Graduate School

Field Area Admission Quota
Art and Cultural Research Field Arts Theory, History of Comparative Cultural Studies, History of Arts, History of Arts and Crafts, Design Theory, Literary Theory, Manga Theory, Film Theory, Theory of Performing Arts 60
Total number of Early and Late Entrance Examinations
Historical Heritage Research Field Theory of History and Culture, Science of Cultural Property, Theory of Preservation and Restoration, Theory of Landscape Gardening
Mixed Media Field Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Art, Ceramic Arts, Textiles, Media Art
Painting Field Japanese Painting, Oil Painting, Printmaking
Visual Creation Field Illustration, Animation, Manga, Picture Book, Character Design
Design Field Social Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Spatial Design, Information Design
Architecture and Landscape Design Field Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Area Design
Film Production Field Film Director, Film Making Technique, Film Production
Performing Arts Field Playwriting, Stage Direction, Choreography, Stage Design
Creative Writing Field Creative Writing, Publication Editing, Bibliology
Qualifications for Admission

Applicants must fulfill any one of following conditions:

1 Those who have graduated from any universities in Japan (or expected to graduate by March 2016)
2 Those who have been awarded a Bachelor's degree by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) (or expected to be awarded by March 2016)
3 Those who have completed 16 years of school curriculum in foreign countries (or expected to complete by March 2016) as well as have been awarded bachelor's degree (or expected to be awarded by March 2016.) "Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements" is required before applying.
* Except students of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation)
4 Those who have completed post-secondary courses at specified specialized training colleges (or expected to complete by March 2016.)
5 Those specified by the Minister of MEXT.
6 Those who are recognized as having academic abilities equivalent or better than university graduates by our graduate school and will reach 22 years of age by March 31, 2016.
<Remarks>

※Proficiency in Japanese (reading, writing, conversation) is essential for studying in the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Examination Schedule

Early Entrance Examination

Application Deadline for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements
* Only for person concerned
September 15, 2016 (Thu) <Must be received on/before this date>
Application Period September 22, 2016 (Thu) - September 29, 2016 (Thu) <postmark deadline>
* Applications from overseas must be received by September 29.
Examination Date <Oral examination>
October 29, 2016 (Sat) or October 30, 2016 (Sun)
* Date will be indicated on the admission ticket for the examination
Announcement of Results November 4, 2016 (Fri)
Enrollment Procedure Deadline December 7, 2016 (Wed)

Late Entrance Examination

Application Deadline for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements
* Only for person concerned
January 5, 2017 (Thu) <Must be received on/before this date>
Application Period January 11, 2017 (Wed) - January 20, 2017 (Fri) <postmark deadline>
* Applications from overseas must be received by January 20.
Examination Date <Oral examination>
February 14, 2017 (Tue) or February 15, 2017 (Wed)
* Date will be indicated on the admission ticket for the examination
Announcement of Results February 17, 2017 (Fri)
Enrollment Procedure Deadline February 28, 2017 (Tue)
Examination Venue

Kyoto (Uryuyama Campus)

Examination Fee

35,000 yen

Evaluation System

Applicants will be evaluated comprehensively through an oral examination and by designated materials submitted.

1. Oral examination

- The oral examination consists of an oral presentation on research or production plan for the Master’s course (about 10 minutes) followed by a Q&A.

- Submitted application materials will be available to applicants at the exam.

- Applicants may bring materials/artworks as reference materials to the venue as long as they are easy to open/prepare and show. Please consult us in advance if you need to use any equipment.

- For applicants to the Painting Field, you must bring artworks smaller than F50 size (H116.7cm x W91cm).

- Applicants to Choreography Area of the Performing Arts Field will be required to recite by memory a two-minute or shorter performance of text selected by the applicant.

2. Designated materials to submit

(1) Short 1,200 - 2,000 character essay on research theme, method, research achievements up to then, and expected goal, in Japanese.

(2) English summary of the short essay

<For applicants to the Art and Cultural Research Field and the Historical Heritage Research Field>
(3) Theses on research theme (about 8,000 - 12,000 Japanese characters)

<For applicants to the Mixed Media Field, the Painting Field, the Visual Creation Field, the Design Field, the Architecture and Landscape Design Field, the Film Production Field, the Performing Arts Field, the Creative Writing Field*>
(3) Artwork Portfolio
* Applicants to the Creative Writing Area of the Creative Writing Field must submit original texts of fiction, such as novels, or non-fiction, such as critiques. Either entire texts or extracts, applicants must submit over 30 pages of 400-character manuscript paper.

Documents to Submit for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements

(1) Written application for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements. (Use the university’s form and write in Japanese)

(2) Certificate of Graduation (or Certificate of Expected Graduation)

(3) Transcript of the school which the Bachelor degree was awarded, or of postsecondary courses at specified specialized training colleges

(4) Degree Certificate issued in English. (Only for graduates of universities in China except Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau.)

(5) Self addressed stamped envelope

(6) Copies of passport and alien registration card (for international students only.)

(7) Certificate of registration (for international students who are registered at universities or Japanese language schools in Japan only.)

Academic Fees
Admission Fee
*Only for the first year.
200,000 yen
*International students with foreign citizenship and a "College Student" status of residence are exempt from paying the Admission Fee.
Tuition Fee
* For the first year
927,000 yen
Facility Expenses
* For the first year.
300,000 yen
Insurance
* Effective for two years.
2,430 yen

Financial Support

Scholarship System for Honor Students (Half of annual tuition exempted)
  Candidate Exemption Period Selection Number of Students
First year students Students admitted through Early Entrance Examination 2 years of the first and second year (Scholarship may be revoked if grades are poor during first year.) Applicants will be judged comprehensively by the results of entrance examination and grades of first semester of the first year. 2
Second year students Students who were not selected for the Scholarship System for Honor Students in their first year. 1 year period of the second year Applicants will be judged comprehensively by the grades of the first year. 2
Scholarship Loan Programs for Japanese Students (Japan Student Services Organization)

* Only for Japanese students

Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship for Japanese students and international students who major fine arts, such as Japanese painting, oil painting, printmaking, etc.

Monthly stipend: 30,000 yen (for two years)

Japan Arts Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship for Japanese students and international students who major in art creation, such as painting, sculpture, art and crafts, architecture, graphic design, and industrial design, etc.

Yearly stipend: 500,000 yen (for one year)

<Special Scholarships for International Students>
KUAD Graduate School Scholarship for International Students

A support system for international students enrolled in the regular graduate school curriculum of the university. It is available for those who excel both in academic and personal qualities and work eagerly in their research or production. Selection is made based on the results of the entrance examination or achievements of the previous academic year.

Yearly Stipend: 200,000 (only for one year)
Number of scholarships: 4 students for each year

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships <Embassy Recommendation>
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships <Scholarships to Be Applied after Arrival in Japan>
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html

Scholarships for Study in Japan (Japan Student Services Organization)
http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_e.html

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarships
http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/english/scholarships

Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarships
http://hnf.jp/shogaku/english/

The Kambayashi Scholarship Foundation
http://www.kambayashi-zaidan.or.jp/index4.html

Zhang Fen Jun Scholarship Fund (Kyoto City International Foundation)
http://www.kcif.or.jp/HP/jigyo/student/jp/shougakukin/boshu.html

The Korean Scholarship Foundation
http://www.korean-s-f.or.jp/

Interchange Association Japan
http://www.koryu.or.jp/ez3_contents.nsf/16

<Reference Page> Scholarships, Gate Way to Study in Japan
http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=27

Doctoral Course

Admission Quota

Art Major, Art and Design Studies (Doctoral Course), Graduate School

  Field Admission Quota
Research Art and Cultural Research Field
Historical Heritage Research Field
Mixed Media Field
Painting Field
Visual Creation Field
Design Field
Architecture and Landscape Design Field
Film Production Field
Performing Arts Field
Creative Writing Field
7
Research and production
Qualifications for Admission

Applicants must fulfill any one of following conditions:

1 Those who have a Master's degree (or expected to obtain one by March 2016. In such cases, "Certificate of Completion" needs to be submitted before the entrance.)
2 Those who have been awarded a degree equivalent to a master's degree in foreign countries (or expected to be awarded by March 2016) "Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements" is required before applying.

*Except students of Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation)
3 Those who have completed a school curriculum in foreign universities and have passed the qualifying examination that evaluate to have ability to start doctoral program (or expected to pass by March 2016.)
4 Those specified by the Minister of MEXT.
5 Those who are recognized as having academic abilities equivalent or better than university graduates by our graduate school.
<Remarks>

※Proficiency in Japanese (reading, writing, conversation) is essential for studying in the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Examination Schedule
Application Deadline for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements
* Only for person concerned
December 12, 2016 (Mon) <must be received on/before this date>
Application Period December 19, 2016 (Mon) - January 6, 2017 (Fri) <postmark deadline>
* Applications from overseas must be received by January 6.
Examination Date <Oral examination>
February 6, 2017 (Mon), February 7, 2017 (Tue) or February 8, 2017 (Wed)
* Date will be indicated on the admission ticket for the examination
Announcement of Results February 13, 2017 (Mon)
Enrollment Procedure Deadline February 28, 2017 (Tue)
Examination Venue

Kyoto (Uryuyama Campus)

Examination Fee

35,000 yen

Evaluation System

Applicants will be evaluated comprehensively through an oral examination and by designated materials submitted.

1. Oral examination

- The oral examination consists of an oral presentation on research plan for the Doctoral Course (about 15 minutes) followed by a Q&A.

- Submitted application materials will be available to applicants at the exam.

- Applicants may bring materials/artworks as reference materials to the venue as long as they are easy to open/prepare and show. Please consult us in advance if you have materials for distribution.

- Projectors, DVD players, document cameras, whiteboards, easels and equipped outlets can be used for the examination. Please consult us in advance if you need to use any equipment or facility you bring such as a PC or a slide projector.

2. Designated materials to submit

(1) Short 8,001 - 12,000 character essay on research theme, method, research achievements up to then, and expected goal, in Japanese.

(2) English summary of the short essay.

<For applicants who would like to do research only in our graduate school.>

(3) Master’s thesis (The body of the thesis and reference pages should be submitted on sheets of A4 papers.)

(4) Summary of Master’s thesis (about 1,601 - 2,000 written in Japanese characters)

(5) Other research result (*Optional)

<For applicants who would like to do both research and production in our graduate school.>

(3) Artwork Portfolio

(4) Other production (*Optional)

Documents to Submit for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements

(1) Written application for Preliminary Review for the Admission Requirements. (Use the university’s form and write in Japanese)

(2) Certificate of Completion (or Certificate of Expected Completion)

(3) Transcript of the graduate school which the Master degree was awarded.

(4) Degree Certificate issued in English. (Only for graduates of universities in China except Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau.)

(5) Self addressed stamped envelope

(6) Copies of passport and alien registration card (for international students only.)

(7) Certificate of registration (for international students who are registered at universities or Japanese language schools in Japan only.)

Academic Fees
Admission Fee
* Only for first year.
200,000 yen
*International students with foreign citizenship and a "College Student" status of residence are exempt from paying the Admission Fee.
Tuition Fee
* For the first year.
927,000 yen
Facility Expenses
* For the first year.
150,000 yen
Insurance
* Effective for three years.
3,620 yen
Scholarship System for Honor Students (Exempted full annual tuition)

First year students will be judged by the results of entrance examination, and second and more year students will be judged by the grades of the previous year. About one student will be chosen from each year grade.

Financial Support

Scholarship Loan Programs for Japanese Students (Japan Student Services Organization)

*only for Japanese students

Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship for Japanese students and international students who major fine arts, such as Japanese painting, oil painting, printmaking, etc.
Monthly stipend: 30,000 yen (for two years)

Japan Arts Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship for Japanese students and international students who major in art creation, such as painting, sculpture, art and crafts, architecture, graphic design, and industrial design, etc.
Yearly stipend: 500,000 yen (for one year)

Special Scholarships for International Students

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships <Embassy Recommendation>
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships <Scholarships to Be Applied after Arrival in Japan>
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-10.html

Scholarships for Study in Japan (Japan Student Services Organization)
http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/scholarships_e.html

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarships
http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/english/scholarships

Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarships
http://hnf.jp/shogaku/english/

The Kambayashi Scholarship Foundation
http://www.kambayashi-zaidan.or.jp/index4.html

Zhang Fen Jun Scholarship Fund (Kyoto City International Foundation)
http://www.kcif.or.jp/HP/jigyo/student/jp/shougakukin/boshu.html

The Korean Scholarship Foundation
http://www.korean-s-f.or.jp/

Interchange Association Japan
http://www.koryu.or.jp/ez3_contents.nsf/16

<Reference Page> Scholarships, Gate Way to Study in Japan
http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=27