Application Requirements

Admission Guidelines

The entrance examinations of the Global Frontier in Life Science is held in winter. The application period for enrollment in October, 2023 and April, 2024 will begin in December, 2022.

To apply, you will need to do the following by January 10 (Tue) 2023:

The full application includes:

  • 2a. Transcripts from your university
  • 2b. At least two recommendation letters
  • 2c. The application form and fee (see below)
  • 2d. A valid TOEFL or IELTS score
  • 3. Recommended for Master’s students: schedule and take a GRE general test by November 30 (Wed), 2022

Before filing the application, please refer to the page of For prospective students and contact the Kyoto University Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) to complete the designated process. Afterwards, you may contact the lab heads to fully discuss potential research activities and availability.

For those who are required to undergo provisional eligibility screening, contact the Student Affairs Section (150kyomu -at- adm.lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp) of the Graduate School of Biostudies to obtain the designated forms for provisional eligibility screening at any time, but no later than November 17(Thu) 2022.

For those who passed the first preliminary test of the MEXT (Monbukagakusho: Japanese Government) Scholarship Embassy Recommendation, please refer to the following university website and contact AAO as soon as possible.

The entrance examination for enrollment in October 2022 and April 2023 was over. If you are interested in the next admission for enrollment in October 2023 or April 2024, please see the information below for your reference. The information below will be updated in September, 2022.

Doctoral Program

Master’s Program

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us.

GSB Student Affairs Section
  • TEL

    075-753-9225

  • E-mail

    150kyomu*adm.lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Division of Integrated Life Science

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Laboratory Faculty name Contact
Laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation MIYOSHI Tomoichiro miyoshi.tomoichiro.5e@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Cell Recognition and Pattern Formation UEMURA Tadashi uemura.tadashi.5m@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology KOHCHI Takayuki tkohchi@lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Totipotency NAKANO Takeshi nakano.takeshi.6x@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Biosignals and Response NAGAO Masaya nagao.masaya.7e@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Applied Molecular Microbiology YAMANO Takashi tyamano@lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bioresponse KATAYAMA Takane takane@lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Plant Developmental Biology ARAKI Takashi araki.takashi.3a@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology KENGAKU Mineko kengaku@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Biochemical Cell Dynamics SUZUKI Jun suzuki.jun.6x@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Biology TANIGUCHI Yuichi ytaniguchi@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Ultrastructural Virology NODA Takeshi t-noda@infront.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Chromosome Transmission NAKASEKO Yukinobu nakaseko.yukinobu.6u@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Gene Biodynamics SHIRAISHI Hideaki shiraishi.hideaki.8e@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Plasma Membrane and Nuclear Signaling YOSHIMURA Shigehiro yoshimura.shigehiro.6n@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Division of Systemic Life Science

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Laboratory Faculty name Contact
Laboratory of Single-Molecule Cell Biology WATANABE Naoki watanabe.naoki.4v@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology KIMURA Ikuo kimura.ikuo.7x@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Genetics IGAKI Tatsushi igaki.tatsushi.4s@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Bioimaging and Cell Signaling MATSUDA Michiyuki matsuda.michiyuki.2c@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Brain Development and Regeneration IMAYOSHI Itaru imayoshi.itaru.2n@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Genome Maintenance MATSUMOTO Tomohiro matsumoto.tomohiro.7s@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Cancer Cell Biology HARADA Hiroshi harada.hiroshi.5e@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of RNA Viruses TOMONAGA Keizo tomonaga.keizo.5r@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Cell Division and Differentiation TOYOSHIMA Fumiko ftoyoshi@infront.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics ADACHI Taiji adachi@infront.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Immunobiology TAKAHARA Kazuhiko ktakahar@zoo.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Chromosome Function and Inheritance CARLTON, Peter carlton.petermark.3v@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Chromatin Regulatory Network IKURA Tsuyoshi ikura.tsuyoshi.3m@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Kitajima Laboratory) KITAJIMA Tomoya tomoya.kitajima@riken.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Takasato Laboratory) TAKASATO Minoru minoru.takasato@riken.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(WANG Laboratory) WANG, Dan Ohtan ohtan@riken.jp
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Obata Laboratory) OBATA Fumiaki fumiaki.obata@riken.jp