This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Kyoto Daigaku.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 3.2/4.0 (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2).
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1897. A national school with rigorous admission standards. There are 95 national universities in Japan, one in each prefecture. Usual admission requirements are high school graduation (12 years of education), the JFSAT (Joint First Stage Achievement Test) and further examination.
Grading is high; few fail (and are not reported). Most schools issue records in English showing A, B, C = minimum pass; a few use D as minimum pass. Grades reported annually in terms of units, credits or hours per week.
Language of instruction: Japanese.
Master's: 2 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination; by coursework, thesis and examination.
Doctorate: 3-4 years after master's degree; by dissertation and examination.
Last updated: May 09, 2005