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Q & A about the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

About the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

What kind of graduate school is the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics?

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is a professional graduate school approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.Opened in April 2004 as Japan's first IT professional graduate school.Those who complete the course will be awarded a “Master of Information Technology (Professional)” degree.“Professional graduate school” is a new system that was started by the revised School Education Law that came into effect in 2003. They are graduate schools which aim to foster high-level, professional human resources.

Composition of students

What is the ratio of those with computer experience to those without?

Although it depends on the year, it is roughly half and half.

Are there any people (working students) who are going to school while working?

There are many people who are studying and working at the same time in our school . Some people take a leave of absence from school due to their workload.The leave period is semi-annual and up to 2 years in total.

Place of employment

What kind of companies can graduate of KCGI find employment in?

Many of the students who graduated from our school are employed by major IT-related companies and are playing active roles as core players in both IT and management.For more details, please see Employment Status

Q & A about admission

Admission time

Is admission only in April?

We accept students for April and October admission.

Application eligibility

Are undergraduate graduates whose background unrelated to IT eligible for the exam?

Our school accepts students from a wide range of fields, both humanities and sciences.Many people with liberal arts backgrounds are also in school.As an admission policy, our university accepts talented students from various backgrounds like professional schools in USA.

I graduated from an IT school in March this year.Am I eligible to apply?

As a general rule, those who have graduated from a 4-year university or graduated from a 4-year department at a vocational school approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology are eligible to apply.Other applicants will be eligible to apply if they are recognized by the University's screening process as having scholastic ability equivalent to or higher than that of university graduates and if they are 22 years old as of April 1 of the year of admission.

After graduating from a three-year vocational school, I have been engaged in IT-related work for three years.Can I apply?

If you pass the entrance examination, you can apply.In addition, if you have more than 2 years of work experience, you can take the examination using a special selection system for working adults.

Can international students apply?

You can apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.For international students, the documents to be submitted are different, so please obtain the international student recruitment guidelines and submit the required documents.

Is there an age limit (upper limit)?

As a general rule, if you are over 22 years of age, there is no age limit.Some people have enrolled after retirement.

Entrance examination

What is the entrance examination like?

Interviews and oral examinations will be conducted based on the submitted application documents (school transcripts, self-introduction / motivation, essay, etc.).The oral examination will be conducted in accordance with areas of common knowledge and the subject area of the candidate.

Entrance examination

What is the content of entrance examination?

The entrance qualification review examines if the applicant possesses the academic ability equivalent to or better than those who graduated from university.Please submit the necessary documents for admission screening to the University Admission Center at least 2 weeks before the entrance examination.There are two types of entrance examinations: English essay, and oral examination.

Course students and auditors

What is the course registration system?

The course registration system is a system that allows you to select only the courses that are necessary for you from among the courses offered.Students can take a completion test for each course and earn designated credits by passing the test.In addition, a degree can be obtained if the total number of credits acquired reaches the number required to complete a major.Per-credit students can register for courses per semester (half a year), and are also allowed to extend enrollment period by meeting the procedure requirements.

What is the difference between course students and auditors?

Participants can earn credits, but auditors can only attend lectures, but not earn credits.

Q & A about class

About class time

I am busy and can only go to school two days a week.Can I still complete my studies?

For adult students, we have established a “long-term student system” that allows students to extend their study period and enroll in a planned manner by applying in advance.If the application is approved, you can complete the course with the tuition for two years regardless of the duration of the course.

Is it possible to complete on weekday nights or only on Saturdays and Sundays?

It is not possible to complete only on weekday nights and on Saturdays and Sundays. It is possible to complete with some additional e-learning (e.g. in evenings).

About contents of class

If I can't speak English, can I still keep up with the classes?

Our school has a large number of teachers with foreign nationalities, and some of the classes are conducted in English. The aim is to develop the ability to read and write using electronic dictionaries, placing more emphasis on reading comprehension and composition than English conversation.English classes will be offered with a Japanese interpreter.

Is it possible to select multiple career enhancement courses?

No, it is not possible.You must select one of them.

About SAP

Can SAP ERP be used on Saturdays and Sundays?

SAP ERP can be accessed from home, so you can study on Saturdays and Sundays.

What are the classes for SAP consultant certification?

Lectures and practical training will be conducted with very similar contents with the Academy course provided by SAP.We offer three certification preparatory courses for business process integration, financial accounting (FI), and sales logistics (SD).

Q & A regarding tuition and scholarships


How much is the tuition for two years?

Please see the tuition fees in the application guidelines.
Application guidelines for April and October 2022 admissions

Is it possible to pay tuition in installments?

If you pay your tuition fees in installments, you will have to pay them in two payments, in the Spring and Fall terms.In the event you face a difficulty with tuition payment by the due date or if you wish to pay in smaller installments, please inquire.Please contact the Admission Center for details.
Admission Center (Admission Office)
Free call: 0120-911-122 (admission consultation only)
TEL: 075-681-6332

Scholarship System

What scholarship programs are there?

In order to develop capable human resources who can contribute to society as highly specialized professionals in the future, KCGI offers a unique scholarship system that provides a wide range of opportunities for students who wish to enter KCGI. For details, please see the scholarship page.
Application guidelines for April and October 2022 admissions

Q & A about satellite campuses

About Sapporo and Tokyo Satellite Campus

What are the forms of satellite career enhancement courses?

As a general rule, the practitioner-teachers of the Satellite Campuses will be in charge of the courses

There is a mandatory course called Leadership Fundamentals. How is the lecture conducted?

Basically, you will take the lectures held at the Kyoto Main Campus through synchronous e-learning.Facility / EquipmentAbout e-learning formats, please refer to section.

Can I take the same courses as Kyoto Main Campus?

Some of the courses offered at Kyoto Main Campus can be taken by synchronous e-learning.Popular subjects are also offered as the intensive lectures during long breaks, such as summer vacation.Facility / EquipmentAbout e-learning formats, please refer to section.