The AUN-KU* Student Mobility Program toward Human Security Development offers “Joint Supervision Single Master’s Degree Program,” which covers fields related to “food and water resources,” “environment and energy,” and “public health.” The Student Mobility Program invites applications from students of the AUN member universities (listed in Section 3(1)) who would like to start research work at KU after June 1, 2016. The research work must end before February 28, 2017, and the duration of stay in Kyoto should be 3-6 months.
*AUN = ASEAN University Network; KU = Kyoto University
What is the “Joint Supervision Single Master’s Degree Program”?
Students from the 30 AUN member universities listed in Section 3(1) will conduct research and complete theses under the joint supervision of professors from their home university and professors from KU. The main supervisor from the home university and the co-supervisor from KU will discuss and agree on a suitable learning schedule. Students will be required to move to Japan to conduct part of their master’s research at KU for a specific duration according to the agreed schedule. It is assumed that the basic duration of their stay at KU will be 3–6 months (the duration may be either extended or shortened with agreement from supervisors from both the home university and KU).
Research fields and corresponding departments at KU:
The fields of study in this program are “food and water resources,” “environment and energy,” and “public health.” Students participating in the program will study at either the Graduate School of Agriculture, Graduate School of Energy Science, School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, or the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University.
- Students must pay the tuition fees at their home university for the duration of register
- Students must pay a monthly tuition fee of 29,700 yen to KU. On payment of the monthly tuition fee, KU grants AUN students “special research student” status; the tuition fee is subsequently waived once the student exchange agreement between concerned departments is concluded
- KU grants AUN students who stay at KU for less than three months “short-term exchange student” status; short-term exchange students must pay a monthly tuition fee of 29,700 yen to KU. However, the tuition fee shall be subsequently waived once the student exchange agreement or its equivalent is concluded between concerned departments
- Students who intend to earn credits at KU are provided with “special auditor” status. Tuition fees of 14,800 yen per credit (1 course = 2 credits = 29,600 yen) will be payable; however, this tuition fee shall be subsequently waived once the student exchange agreement between concerned departments is concluded
(a) The Student Mobility Program may bear the following expenses (partly or fully, depending on the available budget): ・Round-trip airfare ・Accommodation
※Support for the two items above are NOT guaranteed.
(b) Scholarships from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) may be also available, subject to eligibility and selection.
(a) Resume (Form 1 and 2)*
(b) One official transcript of courses and grades obtained in respective schools
(c) Certificate of TOEFL or IELTS scores (TOEFL ITP 530, iBT 80 or equivalent scores in IELTS are desirable )
(d) Statement of purpose (Download [05 Statement of purpose (Form3)] )
(e) Recommendation letter from faculty and/or supervisor
(f) Motivation Letter
(g) Approval from the co-supervisor prior to application is desirable, but not compulsory**
** If you would like to contact professors of KU, please contact the University’s Human Security Development Educational Unit first and NOT the professors themselves.
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Please send 2 copies of all documents above to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no later than 4th March 2016