Application Requirements

Admission Guidelines

The entrance examinations of the Global Frontier in Life Science are held in winter. For applicants who plan to apply for the admission for October, 2024 and April, 2025, please refer to the following information.

To apply, you will need to do the following by January 10 (Wed) 2024:

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 (required)
  • 2e. A valid GRE General test and Subject test (A General Test score is optional. Any scores of the Subject Test are also optional. Acceptable test includes: Chemistry/Physics))

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 8(Wed) 2023.

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.

“Application Guidelines and Available Labs 2024-2025” for DC and MC were updated on November 1st, 2023. Two labs were added to the list of available labs.

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Division of Integrated Life Science

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Laboratory Faculty name Contact
Laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation AOKI Kazuhiro
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 Molecular Biology of Bioresponse KATAYAMA Takane
Laboratory of Plant Developmental Biology ARAKI Takashi
Laboratory of Ecosystems and Coevolution

TOJU Hirokazu
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 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 Brain Development and Regeneration IMAYOSHI Itaru
Laboratory of Genome Stress Response YASUHARA, Takaaki
Laboratory of Cancer Cell Biology HARADA Hiroshi
Laboratory of RNA Viruses TOMONAGA Keizo
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(Obata Laboratory) OBATA Fumiaki
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Kondo Laboratory) KONDO Takefumi
Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and Development(Konagaya Laboratory) KONAGAYA Yumi