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Action in response to 2021 Graduate School of Global Studies entrance examination due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19

Due to the unpredictable spread of COVID-19, with the countermeasures and revision of MEXT guidelines, the contents of the entrance examination guidelines for Graduate School of Global Studies has changed. Please check this page for details.

Changes were made(Updated December 14)Entrance examination for international Graduate Students【Residence: Japan】


Considering the current situation of the Novel Coronavirus Infection, we have added an "online special entrance examination" for the 2021 spring entrance examination to provide the opportunity for those who have special circumstances that they cannot come directly to the examination venue in Kyoto. The schedule is as follows.

Regular entrance examination: Sunday, February 14, 2021
The entrance examination method is as described in the Admissions Guide. It will be held at Doshisha University.

Online special entrance examination (additional): Sunday, February 21, 2021
You will be asked to take the examination (interview) via Zoom. You can take it from anywhere in Japan.
[Master's Program]
We will conduct three parts of Zoom interviews which are equivalent to the contents of English examination,Essay and Oral examination for the regular entrance examination. The first two parts will take about 10 minutes for each, and the oral examination will take about 20 minutes; so the entire examination will take up to 40 minutes.
[Doctoral Program]
The same content as the oral examination for the regular entrance examination will be conducted via Zoom.

Please note that the date of notification of result has been changed as follows due to the implementation of the special entrance examination.

The date of notification of result for International students entrance examinations (both regular entrance examination and online special entrance examination)
February 26, 2021 (Friday) ⇒Changed to March 4, 2021 (Thursday)
* The deadline for initial registration procedures is March 11, 2021 (Thursday).
(For fall (September) 2021 Entry,the deadline for initial registration procedures is September 2,2021(Thursday)).

Basically applicants should take the regular entrance examination on February 14, 2021, however those who have the special reasons why you cannot take the regular entrance examination can choose to take the special entrance examination on February 21 (Nobody can take both examinations). After the application deadline, the Office of Graduate School will contact the applicants by e-mail as the following schedule, so if you wish to take the examination on February 21, please reply to the email. If you do not reply to it, you will be considered to take the regular entrance examination on February 14th.


International Student Entrance Examination Applicants: After Tuesday, January 26, 2021

※For those who wish to take the special online entrance examination, we will check the Zoom connection from February 17th (Wednesday) to 19th (Friday), so we would really appreciate it if you could cooperate with us. In addition, the timetable for the special entrance examination will be notified individually after the applicable examinees are confirmed.
※The application documents are the same for both the regular entrance examination and the online special entrance examination.



Changes were made Entrance examination for international Graduate Students【Residence: Abroad 】

The date of notification of result for International students entrance examinations has been changed as follows.
There is no change from the admission guide except for the date of notification of result.
February 26, 2021 (Friday) ⇒Changed to March 4, 2021 (Thursday)