Admission Policy

I. Objectives of Education and Research

Since its establishment, Kyoto University has been deeply committed to the principles of liberal education and academic freedom. In line with these principles, the Graduate School and Faculty of Agriculture pursue education and research with the aim of contributing to the global community’s harmonious coexistence, by addressing various challenges facing humankind, including the continuity of life from generation to generation, a stable supply of safe, high quality food, reduced environmental degradation and restoration of a degraded environment.

II. Objectives of Human Resources Development

Under the above objectives, the Graduate School and Faculty of Agriculture aim to nurture capable human resources as described below.
  1. Undergraduate Program
    Full-fledged members of society who possess academic knowledge of agricultural sciences and related disciplines, and a high sense of ethics, as well as the following capabilities:

    1. Able to think from a broad perspective about solutions for problems facing humankind
    2. Able to understand the significance and importance of agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, as well as food and life science-related industries, and to contribute to the development of those industries
    3. Able to understand world-class research in natural and social sciences relating to life, food and environment.
  2. Graduate Program
    Educators, researchers, professional engineers working in corporations, public institutions and administrative officials/policymakers who have acquired highly specialized knowledge and research skills by deepening their knowledge and sense of ethics they cultivated through undergraduate studies, and have a strong sense of mission to achieve the following goals:
    1. Playing a leading role in creative scientific research for clarification of life phenomena, production and use of living organisms, and environmental conservation at local and global levels
    2. Achieving technological innovation that will contribute to development of agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, as well as to food and life science-related industries
    3. Approaching diverse problems the modern society faces from various angles, and proposing an ideal state of society as well as measures to attain sustainable development of the society while minimizing impact on the environment.

III. Admission Policy

In view of the objectives of education and research, and of human resources development as stated above, the Graduate School of Agriculture seeks individuals with the following qualifications:
  1. Individuals with a broad perspective and basic academic skills, in addition to a high sense of ethics
  2. Individuals highly committed to developing society through research in agricultural sciences
  3. Individuals who can set out a research topic on their own and have a strong desire to pursue the topic
  4. Individuals with a high level of communication skills with an international scope
In particular, the doctoral program seeks individuals who aim to become a researcher or other kinds of expert in agriculture-related fields, and can demonstrate leadership in research.