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KU-RISTEKDIKTI Program for Admission in October 2022



    This is a unique program organized by Kanazawa University (KU) and Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI). Please see below for more information about the program.


    The program is for the lecturers of Indonesian universities in the Republic of Indonesia who presently hold a Master’s degree and would like to pursue a doctoral degree at KU. The program runs for 36 or 48 months, depending on the field of study, and it is entirely sponsored by RISTEKDIKTI. Applicants will be selected and matched with academic supervisor by the graduate schools at KU, then undergo separate interviews by RISTEKDIKTI and the academic supervisor. Upon successfully completing all processes, applicants will be admitted to KU as graduate students in the doctoral course.


    We are sure that the doctoral course at KU will stimulate your academic ability and expand your horizons. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our beautiful campus.



    This information is only for October 2022 admission.

1. Courses Offered

Doctoral course

2. Eligibility  

- An individual who is eligible to apply for scholarships provided by RISTEKDIKTI for the Year 2022.


The final decision on admission at Kanazawa University will depend on the candidate’s successful selection for RISTEKDIKTI scholarship.

- An individual who is currently employed as a lecturer at an Indonesian university in the Republic of Indonesia.

- An individual who meets all requirements set by Kanazawa University for the eligibility to apply to KU Graduate School as a doctorate student (see http://www.adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/ie/e/abroad/guideline.html for the complete list of eligibility requirements).

- An individual who is physically and mentally healthy.


The eligibility for Kanazawa University is a separate matter from the eligibility for RISTEKDIKTI scholarship. Please be informed that you must be eligible for both, and you must successfully complete the application and be selected for both.


3. Search for a Supervisor



If you wish to apply to the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, please use THIS LINK.

If you wish to apply to the Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies Doctoral course, please use THIS LINK.

Please choose up to three faculty members of Kanazawa University whose research theme corresponds with yours and who can supervise you during the coursework as your supervisor. Choosing more than one faculty member widens your chance of being matched with an appropriate supervisor. Later in the application process, you will be asked to name the candidates to request them to be your supervisor.



You do not have to contact the faculty members directly until later in the selection process. KU will contact you when the selection has progressed enough.


4. Application/Registration

Deadline: February 4, 2022



After you submit the Online Application Form, you will receive an automated reply to the registered e-mail address. The reply message will contain important instructions and links to other application documents. Please follow the instructions carefully.

5. Required Documents

Deadline for Document Submission: February 10, 2022

Required documents are listed below as well as in the automated reply e-mail. Prepare the documents and submit them by the deadline, as e-mail attachments.

When sending emails and submitting e-mail attachments, follow the instructions in the automated reply e-mail.


【Important】 ---------------------------------------------------
1. If we do not receive all the documents by the deadline, your application will be rejected.


2. Applicants must submit the Documents #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 in English and/or Japanese (See more below). Documents #7 and 8 must be prepared in English or Japanese.


1. Diploma for Bachelor’s Degree (*1)

2. Diploma for Master's Degree

3. Official Transcript for Undergraduate Course Work (*1)

4. Official Transcript for Master's Course Work

5. Abstract of Master's Thesis or Another Work of Equivalent Volume and Quality (*2)

6. Proof of English Proficiency (*3)

7. Kanazawa University International Student Inquiry Form (Including Research Proposal)

8. Research Performance Questionnaire (*4)

9. Copy of your passport (*2)

NOTE: If you don't have your passport, other ID card is accepted.

    Download links for the Inquiry Form (#7) and Questionnaire (#8) are provided in the e-mail message you will receive after submitting the online application.

    Regarding the Inquiry Form (#7), please use the file you download.

    (*1) If you have also graduated from some vocational school (Politeknik or Akademi), please submit the diploma and transcript from that school as well.

    (*2) If you cannot submit the Documents #5 and #9 in English and/or Japanese, we accept them provided that they are accompanied by an English translation you prepare.


    (*3) Please submit the proof document of the English Language Ability Test score that you provided in the Section 12 of #7. Applicants who are unable to provide evidence of your English language ability will not be accepted.


    (*4) Please submit up to three major research publications you listed in #8 as PDF files.

6. Schedule


January 28, 2022 to February 4, 2022

Indonesian scholarship candidates can register online for application to October 2022 Admission to Kanazawa University.

February 10, 2022

Deadline for submitting required documents to Kanazawa University.

Late February, 2022 to May, 2022

Kanazawa University will screen and match the applicants. Also, there will be an interview by the academic supervisor. Those who are successfully selected and pass the interview will be issued a LoA.

After the selection by KU Selection by RISTEKDIKTI in order to get scholarship. (Only for successful candidates)
After the selection by RISTEKDIKTI Preparations to come to Japan in September. (Only for successful candidates)

October, 2022




If you fail to complete the enrollment process during the enrollment procedure period, you will not be admitted.


7. Contact Information

- If you have questions or wish to submit required documents...
   E-mail: kudikti@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp


- Kanazawa University Website


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