Entrance Examination for the Graduate School (to be held in the summer of AY2023)

Last updated on: June 16, 2023

Entrance Examination will be conducted ONLINE (Updated on: June 16th, 2023)

In the entrance examination for the division of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering / Urban Management, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, some examination subjects listed below will be conducted ONLINE, instead of face-to-face. Applicants do not have to come to the Katsura campus on exam days.
【Doctoral Program (October 2023 Admission and April 2024 Admission)】
 All examination subjects in all selections listed below
 (1) General academic selection
 (2) Special selection of career-track working students
 (3) Selection by draft doctoral dissertation
 (4) Special selection of international students for the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course, “Human Security Engineering”
 ※ Note that short essey for (2) Special selection of career-track working students will be conducted face-to-face on August 3, 2023.
【Master's Program】
Special Selection of Special Selection of Non-Civil, Environmental and Resources Engineering Students (Type II) /
Special Selection of Career-Track Working Students: Oral Examinations (August 8, 2023)
 ※ Note that subject tests will be conducted face-to-face on August 7, 2023.

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 Program and Doctoral Program.

Applicants can download the Guidelines for Applicants to the 2024 Master's Program and Doctoral 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 Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2024, and the Doctoral Program entrance examination is for applicants who wish to enroll in April 2024 or in October 2023

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.

Explanatory Meeting Regarding Entrance Examinations

Guidance for the entrance examination to the 2024 Master’s/Doctoral Program

Date : on Thursday, May 18, 2022
          17:00 - 17:30 (in Japanese)
          17:40 - 18:10 (in English)

Place : Online (Zoom)

Please contact a supervisor from whom you wish to receive supervision for connection information. In case of not deciding supervisor, please contact Katsura C-Cluster Administration Office (090kckyomu@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp).

Master's Program

Exam Papers of Master's 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) General Academic Selection, (2) Special Selection of Non-Civil, Environmental and Resources Students Type I, (3) Special Selection of Non-Civil, Environmental and Resources Students Type II, (4) Special Selection of Career-Track Working Students, and (5) Special Selection of International Students
    *With regard to Special Selection of International Students, please refer to another guideline “Guidelines for International Applicants to the 2024 Master’s Program” (in English) for details.
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 7 (Monday) and 8 (Tuesday), 2023.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) General Academic Selection (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) Specialized Engineering Knowledge (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 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 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 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 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 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) General academic selection, (2) Special selection of career-track working students, (3) Selection by draft doctoral dissertation, and (4) Special selection of international students for the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course, "Human Security Engineering".
  3. Examination Schedule
    August 3 (Thursday) and 4 (Friday), 2023.
  4. Examination Subjects and Scope of Examination
    1) General academic selection (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) English proficiency (200 points):
    Submission of a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS official score
    (b) Oral 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 Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (c) Oral 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 selection of career-track working students (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) Short essay (500 points)
    An essay is assigned concerning the applicant's basic scholastic ability, with emphasis on Master's Program research content or a field related to the applicant's work content.
    (b) Oral 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) Selection by draft doctoral dissertation (total of 1,000 points)
    (a) Examination of draft doctoral dissertation (pass or not)
    (b) Oral 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 selection of international students for the Interdisciplinary Engineering Course, “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 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 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 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)