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Spring Semester in Kyoto University 2023


Spring Semester in Kyoto University 2023

Spring Semester in Kyoto University

GSGES (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies), Kyoto University invites graduate students to enroll in a Special Audit Student Program for studying at Kyoto University under the project: Project for the Creation of Trans-ASEAN Environmental and Social Innovators through Development of Overseas Satellites. The course consists of several lecture classes in the GSGES master’s program, supervision on specific research topics by relevant professors at Kyoto University, a field trip, and other educational activities. Number of students to be accepted: 3 to 8; including a few without scholarships

Course Coverage

Opportunity to enroll in 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 through interdisciplinary course work on environmental issues over the spring semester. A certificate will be issued to those who complete 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.

Completion requirements

Presentation of study plan, completion of four compulsory subjects (8 credits), final presentation, study report, interview, ongoing 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, 2023)

Scholarship Coverage

  • A round-trip flight ticket from the nearest airport to Kansai Airport
  • Living expense of JPY 80,000 per month (includes national health insurance and research incident insurance expense)

Qualified Applicants

  • Full-time master’s or doctoral students in IPB University
  • Students from any study program in IPB may apply if suitable with the research theme of this program. See attachment section.
  • Obtaining permission from current supervisors.
  • Having a good skill in English

Required Documents

All document mentioned below, except application form, should be in PDF in 300-dpi resolution, or higher if the text is too small.

  • Fill in the application form. See attachment section
  • Acknowledgement of participance signed by your supervisor, or the head of your department if you do not have a supervisor
  • Academic transcript of undergraduate program in English
  • Latest academic transcript of graduate program in English (skip this if you have not received academic transcript yet)
  • Scan of passport (page with facial photograph and passport number, validity).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certification of your current student status (Surat Ket. Mahasiswa Aktif)
  • An official certificate to show your English ability, if available. Prediction one is acceptable. But please understand that if the number of applicants exceed our capacity to conduct the interview, those with official one will be prioritized.

Registration Steps and Selection Process

  • Consider carefully the laboratory you are interested to join. See attachment section.
  • Fill in this google form https://bit.ly/gformSS23 and upload all the required documents there (deadline is December 20, 2022, 23.59 WIB)
  • The interview with lecturers from IPB University will be conducted before December 26, 2022. The committee will inform you the schedule through email.
  • The documents and interview results are forwarded to GSGES on December 26, 2022
  • Interview with prospective supervisor in GSGES around January 10-13, 2023, via Zoom. The committee from GSGES will contact you directly.
  • Announcement of final selection results: late January to early February.


Additional Note

  • Please consider carefully before applying this program whether you will get academic problem or not if you stay in Kyoto for 6 months
  • If you obtain administration problem in applying active student certificate or academic transcript in English, please let us know. The committee may give you additional time for 1-2 days.

Partner Universities

This program is now open as well for students from the following universities:

– 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)

– Bandung Institute of Technology (SAPPK) (Indonesia)

– University of Indonesia (Indonesia)

– Mahidol University (Thailand)

Information Center

Email: ku-office.faperta@apps.ipb.ac.id

Yuri: 0813-1389-1835

Ardy: 0853-1111-2256

Lecturers in Charge

Dr Ernan Rustiadi (Coordinator of IPB-KU Collaboration)

Dr Nurhayati (Program-specific Associate Professor)

Dr Andrea Emma Pravitasari (Program-specific Assistant Professor)