Mathematical Sciences Course
RIMS offers graduate-level education programs as a department of the Division of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences in the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University and, as such, is governed by the rules of the School as to the acceptance of students, course requirements and degrees. These programs lead to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Science in the field of mathematical sciences.
• Master's Program
The Master's Program usually takes two years to complete, with the academic year beginning in April, although some students enroll in October. The entrance examination takes place in August for each enrollment. For details of the entrance examination, please see the website of the Graduate School of Science.
• Doctoral Program
The Doctoral Program usually takes three years to complete, with the academic year beginning in April or October. The entrance examination takes place in winter (January or February) and summer (August). Admission decisions for the Doctoral Program are based on oral examinations about the applicants' research achievements, especially their master's theses. For details of the entrance examination, please see the website of the Graduate School of Science.
• Research Students
RIMS accepts Research Students (Kenkyusei) who conduct research under the supervision of RIMS faculty members; however, they are not eligible for academic credits or degrees from Kyoto University. The enrolment period typically begins in April or October. Applicants should apply at the latest four months before the desired enrolment period, and contact the Admissions Assistance Office (AAO) before the application. For details about becoming a Research Student at RIMS, please see the website of Kyoto University.
General information about admission is available on the website of Kyoto University.
• Before the application
When you apply for RIMS, please consider the research area of the prospective supervisor, which is available on our website (see Faculty Members). Then contact the AAO, which is tasked with facilitating the postgraduate application process of Kyoto University for graduates of universities outside of Japan.