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- 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.

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Division of Integrated Life Science

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Laboratory Faculty name Contact
Laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation MIYOSHI Tomoichiro
Laboratory of Cell Recognition and Pattern Formation UEMURA Tadashi
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology KOHCHI Takayuki
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Totipotency NAKANO Takeshi
Laboratory of Biosignals and Response NAGAO Masaya
Laboratory of Applied Molecular Microbiology YAMANO Takashi
Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bioresponse KATAYAMA Takane
Laboratory of Plant Developmental Biology ARAKI Takashi
Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology KENGAKU Mineko
Laboratory of Biochemical Cell Dynamics SUZUKI Jun
Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Biology TANIGUCHI Yuichi
Laboratory of Ultrastructural Virology NODA Takeshi
Laboratory of Chromosome Transmission NAKASEKO Yukinobu
Laboratory of Gene Biodynamics SHIRAISHI Hideaki
Laboratory of Plasma Membrane and Nuclear Signaling YOSHIMURA Shigehiro

Division of Systemic Life Science

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Laboratory Faculty name Contact
Laboratory of Single-Molecule Cell Biology WATANABE Naoki
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology KIMURA Ikuo
Laboratory of Genetics IGAKI Tatsushi
Laboratory of Bioimaging and Cell Signaling MATSUDA Michiyuki
Laboratory of Brain Development and Regeneration IMAYOSHI Itaru
Laboratory of Genome Maintenance MATSUMOTO Tomohiro
Laboratory of Cancer Cell Biology HARADA Hiroshi
Laboratory of RNA Viruses TOMONAGA Keizo
Laboratory of Cell Division and Differentiation TOYOSHIMA Fumiko
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics ADACHI Taiji
Laboratory of Immunobiology TAKAHARA Kazuhiko
Laboratory of Chromosome Function and Inheritance CARLTON, Peter
Laboratory of Chromatin Regulatory Network IKURA Tsuyoshi
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Kitajima Laboratory) KITAJIMA Tomoya
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Takasato Laboratory) TAKASATO Minoru
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(WANG Laboratory) WANG, Dan Ohtan
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Obata Laboratory) OBATA Fumiaki