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GSGES Spring Semester Course In Kyoto University 2020


GSGES Spring Semester Course in Kyoto University 2020

GSGES (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies), Kyoto University invites graduate students to join a Spring Semester Course for studying at Kyoto University under the auspices of three projects: the “Project for the Creation of Trans?  ASEAN  Environmental  and  Social  Innovators  through  Development  of  Overseas  Satellites”,  the  “Top  Global University Project”, and the “Re-inventing Japan Project”. The course consists of several lecture classes in the GSGES master’s program, supervision on specific research topics by relevant professors at GSGES, a field trip and other educational activities.

Number of students to be accepted:     from 3 to 8 with scholarship, and a few without scholarship

Course includes: Opportunity to join the official course of the Master’s Program at GSGES, supervision and training for your thesis study, and other educational activities such as a field trip. Each applicant may choose subjects according to his/her study topic. Eight credits (compulsory) or more can be obtained from interdisciplinary course work on environmental issues through the spring semester. A certificate will be issued to those who have completed the course requirements (please see below). These credits may be transferred if your graduate school recognizes GSGES credits.

Fields of study: Environmental management, including science, social science, engineering, and agriculture. See the latter part of this document for details.

Qualified applicants: Students who are registered in a full-time or part-time graduate (master’s or doctoral) course at the listed universities below who will continue their program after completing study in Japan.

  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (INEST) (Vietnam)
  • Hue University (College of Agriculture and Forestry / College of Science)(Vietnam)
  • Danang University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
  • Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia)
  • Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)
  • Bandung Institute of Technology (SAPPK) (Indonesia)
  • University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
  • Mahidol University (Thailand)

Completion requirements: Presentation of study plan, completion of four compulsory subjects (8 credits), final presentation, study report, interview, continuing contact with the course by SNS or e-mail.

Duration of stay in Kyoto: Six months (From the beginning of April to the end of September, 2020)

Scholarship coverage: 

– A round-trip flight ticket from the nearest airport to Kansai Airport

– Living expense of JPY80,000 per month (includes national health insurance and research incident insurance expense)

<Tuition fee in Kyoto University can be exempted for both students (with/without scholarship)>

Selection schedule & method:

By application document screening and interview.

Document submission 23rd December 2019
Notification of document screening results 26th to 31st December 2019
Interview 14th to 17th, 20th and 21st January
Announcement of final selection results Late January to early February

* Interview time and date will be informed when the successful documents screening result comes, and the change of the time and date is not accepted basically. Therefore, please do not put any schedule during these dates.


Documents for application:

  1. Application form
  2. Latest academic transcripts (undergraduate course, and graduate course (if available))
  3. CV (acrobat pdf or Microsoft Word file)
  4. Certification of your current student status
  5. Copy of your passport (page with facial photography page and passport number, validity)

Application form 1 and scanned images of documents 2, 3, 4, and 5 must be submitted through e-mail ( and CC to before 23rd December. All scanned images should be with 300dpi or higher resolution, and be highly legible.

Web-site for applicants:

This announcement and application form can be also found from the following website.

Download the announcement
Download the model class schedule for spring semester
Download the list of possible research themes with name of supervisors
Download the application form

We encourage applications for this course from students with a strong interest and high academic ability for international academic exchange.



Information Center at Bogor Agricultural University
Kyoto University Satellite Office / ICO Faperta
Faculty of Agriculture Building, Wing 19 level 5
Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University

Contact Person:
Rizqi M. Husin  (+62-821-6751-7901)
Prof. Shigeo Fujii
Coordinator, GSGES Spring Semester Course
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Dr. Ernan Rustiadi
Coordinator of IPB – KU Collaboration
Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University

Dr. Nurhayati 
Program-specific Associate Professor
Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University

Dr. Andrea Emma Pravitasari
Program-specific Assistant Professor
Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University

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