Primatology and Wildlife Research, M.Sc. | Kyoto University | Kyoto, Japan
M.Sc. On Campus

Primatology and Wildlife Research

24 months
3668 EUR/year
3668 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research is a graduate program of Kyoto University that focuses on the study of non-human primates and other wild animals to promote their conservation, health and welfare, and to advance our understanding of wildlife and human nature.


Graduate students enroll in either the MSc or DSc Primatology and Wildlife Research course with one of the existing sections at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute (PRI) in Inuyama (Aichi Prefecture), or alternatively at Kyoto University's Wildlife Research Center (WRC) in Kyoto. Both degrees offered are research-focused, but Master's students are also required to complete a set of courses and training programs provided by either PRI or WRC. 

Learning outcomes

Students who have successfully completed their Master's degrees typically progress to the DSc program. MSc students have to take a series of classes in Primatology from April to June, but some of the classes are not taught in English but slides and supplementary information in English are available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coursework includes both lectures and practicals such as laboratory training (including genomics) and field courses (e.g. at Yakushima and Koshima in southern Japan). Aside from this period, students are expected to devote their time to their Master's research projects until completion of the degree program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should submit the documents below written in English. If any of the official
  • documents are not written in English, English translations should be attached. 
  • Graduation (expected graduation) certificate
  • General Information for Admission
  • Academic Transcript
  • Certification of English Proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Letter of Support 
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Confirmation of Identity

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3668 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3668 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3668 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3668 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 535800 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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