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International Energy Science

Kyoto University

24 months
4159 EUR/year
4159 EUR/year
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Graduate School of Energy Science from Kyoto University offers an ordinary course where classes and research instructions are made in Japanese, and International Energy Science (IESC) where they are made in English.

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The International Energy Science Course (IESC) from Kyoto University teaches students about energy systems from a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective, along with in-depth understanding of their own major. Energy and environmental problems are of utmost importance for our future society. Experts in energy who have both broad perspectives and strong expertise are the key to the solution. We are eager to see that those who study in the IESC contribute to building a sustainable society.

What you'll study

The overwhelming majority of degrees at Kyoto University have been offered in Japanese as the sole medium of instruction and so was the Master’s program at the Graduate School of Energy Science until recently. 

The IESC is a new offering taught in English by three departments of the GSES, which shall widen the horizon of opportunities for internationally qualified and self-motivated students with non-Japanese education backgrounds. In this course, proficiency in academic Japanese is not required. The International Energy Science Course and other English-taught degree programs have been vitally backed by the university’s initiatives for student mobility and internationalization “K.U.PROFILE” – Kyoto University Programs for Future International Leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Systems Analysis and Design 
  • System Safety
  • Energy Policy
  • Future Energy:Hydrogen Economy
  • Energy, materials and resources
  • Energy Systems and Sustainable Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good bachelors/first degree from a recognised higher education institution or
  • A good bachelors degree from a university in Japan as an international/ non-Japanese student.
  • Proficiency in academic English required. Applicants whose first language is NOT English must submit an official score report of an internationally recognized EFL test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4159 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4159 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4159 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4159 EUR per year during 24 months.

535,800 yen/year

Living costs for Kyoto

131939 - 183969 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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