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Entrance Examination for the Graduate School (to be held in the summer of AY2020)

Last updated on: August 20, 2020

Information of Entrance Examination conducted in Summer

Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, hold a joint entrance examination for Master's Course Program and Doctoral Course Program.

Applicants can download the Guidelines for Applicants to the 2021 Master's Course Program and Doctoral Course Program. The information below are outlines of the Admission Guides for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice; be sure to check the details in the Admission Guides.

Applicants should contact supervising professors of preferred classifications and discuss application with them in advance. The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.

The Master's Course Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2021, and the Doctoral Course Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2021 or in October 2020

Special Measures for Response to COVID-19

Due to social conditions caused by the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the entrance examination and test details are subject to change. When change is made, information will be posted on the website of the Graduate School of Engineering and this webpage. Be sure to check the latest information.

【NOTICE】
This is the notice about the master's course entrance examination on Thursday, August 20.
The examination number and the correspondence of the examination room will be posted in the entrance hall of building C1. In order to avoid crowding, it will also be posted on the website (this page) at 8 AM on Thursday, August 20. Please confirm in advance. (Updated on July 30, 2020)

【Examination number and correspondence of the examination room】
Please confirm the examination number and the correspondence of the examination room about the master's course entrance examination on Thursday, August 20.Updated on August 20, 2020

Assessment of English Ability

Due to COVID-19, the contents of the application guidelines have been changed for the following matters. (Updated on May 24, 2020)

1) The application guidelines state that we accept TOEFL iBT scores. We also accept TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test scores. (May 8, 2020)

2) The submission deadline of TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS score will be extended (Master's and Doctoral Course Programs). (May 24, 2020)
[Before Change] 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.
[After] 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. However, submission after the deadline is allowed when there is an unavoidable circumstance such as the effect of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). If there is a compelling reason, contact C Cluster Office, Graduate Student Section, by Friday, July 31, 2020. Even in the case of extension, the submission deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Note:
Our departments use ETS Data Manager (online TOEFL iBT test score receiving service). Since we can confirm your score via the online manager, you do not have to worry that the score report will not arrive due to a mail accident. As of April 2020, in the case of TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition(SHE), the Test Taker (Examinee) can confirm his/her score approximately 6 to 10 days after the test date, and the score will be sent 11 to 15 days after the test date (https: //www.toefl-ibt.jp/dcms_media/other/educators_TOEFL_iBT_SpecialHomeEdition.pdf).

However, the situation may be changed, please take an English examination with time to spare. TOEFL Institutional Score Report (or Official Score Report) will be sent to the departments if the Test Taker (Examinee) selects Institution Code (Score Recipient Code)*“C092”. (Updated on May 24, 2020)

Explanatory Meeting Regarding Entrance Examinations

Due to COVID-19, we do not hold an explanatory meeting regarding entrance examinations this year.
For details, be sure to check this guideline and this webpage.

Master's Course Program

Exam Papers of Master's Course Program Examination for the previous year are available for download in the following links.

Japanese

English

Print copies of exam papers for the previous 3 years are also available in Katsura C-Cluster Administration Office.

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
    The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.
    Research details are also described in the pages.
  2. Examination Type
    1) Ordinary examination, 2) Special examinations for ext-faculty applicants and for full-time workers, and 3) Special examination for foreign applicants for our International Course.
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 20 (Thursday) and 21 (Friday), 2020.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) Ordinary examination (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) English (200 points):
    Submission of a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS official score
    (b) Mathematics and Physics (mechanics) (200 points)
    Candidates must take the examination for mathematics and physics(mechanics).
    (c) Special subject (600 points)
    Select three subjects from the following seven subjects.
    (i) Structural Mechanics
    (ii) Hydraulics
    (iii) Soil Mechanics
    (iv) Systems Analysis for Planning and Management
    (v) Earth Resources Engineering

    Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for other examination types.

  5. Application Instructions
    In addition to the application forms included in the Admission Guide to the Master's Course Program, separate documents should also be submitted. Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for details.

  6. Program Selection
    1) Available programs 
    Three programs have been prepared for those who enroll in the Master's Course Program. Programs available for enrollment by those who pass the entrance examination for the examination category of Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management are as follows.

    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
      (Laboratory of Applied Mechanics/ Laboratory of Human Security Engineering)
    • Advanced Engineering Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)
    • Master's Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)
    2) Program selection
    The program will be determined by our specific procedure using the statement of course selection.

Doctoral Course Program

  1. Preferred Classification, Research Details
    The preferred classifications are corresponding to the laboratories listed in this page for Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and this page for Department of Urban Management.
    Research details are also described in the pages.
  2. Examination Type
    1) Ordinary examination, 2) Special examination for full-time workers, 3) Special examination for PhD thesis draft, and 4) Special examination for foreign applicants on the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program for the Human Security Engineering.
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 17 (Monday) and 18 (Tuesday), 2020.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) Ordinary examination (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) English (200 points):
    Submission of a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS official score
    (b) Interview Exam I (400 points)
    An oral examination of about 30 minutes is conducted concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Course Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (c) Interview Exam II (400 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted document, Research Experience and Study / Research Plan, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
    2) Special examination for full-time workers (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) Essay (500 points)
    An essay is assigned concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Course Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (b) Interview Exam (500 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted document, Research Experience and Study / Research Plan, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
    3) Special examination for PhD thesis draft (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) PhD thesis draft Exam (pass or not)
    (b) Interview Exam (1,000 points)
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted thesis draft, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted.  Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
    4) Special examination for foreign applicants on the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program of the Human Security Engineering (total of 1,000 points) 
    (a) Oral Exam I (500 points) 
    An oral examination of about 30 minutes is conducted concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Course Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (b) Oral Exam II (500 points) 
    The applicant makes an oral presentation (15 minutes or less) based on the separately submitted document, Research Experience and Study / Research Plan, and an oral examination (about 30 minutes, including the presentation) is conducted. Use of a personal computer and a projector in the oral presentation is permitted.
  5. Application Instructions
    In addition to the application forms included in the Admission Guide to the Doctoral Course Program, separate documents should also be submitted. Consult the supervising professor of your preferred classification for details.
  6. Program Selection
    Two programs have been prepared for those who enroll in the Doctoral Course Program.  Programs available for enrollment by those who pass the entrance examination for the examination category of Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management are as follows.
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Course Program
      (Laboratory of Applied Mechanics / Laboratory of Human Security Engineering)
    • Advanced Engineering Course Program
      (Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering or Department of Urban Management)