- Admissions Policy
- Entrance Examination Instructions and Schedule
- Admissions Statistics
- Past Examination Questions
The educational goal of the Professional Degree Program of Government Education Department of Kyoto University Graduate School (hereinafter referred to as "this School") is to train up highly-specialized professionals in the field of public policy, that is to say, well-educated and able people with the expertise necessary for the planning, accomplishment and evaluation of public policies and with a high moral sense of responsibility, to engage in the affairs of national and local administrative and legislative bodies in Japan, international organizations, NPOs and NGOs, think-tanks and so on, as well as in public services of private companies. In order to realize the said educational objective, this School offers a curriculum which intermediate between theoretical knowledge and practical abilities in the field of public policy and also unites comprehensive capabilities with professional skills in business practice.
This School accepts various students including university graduates aiming to be highly-specialized professionals in the field of public policy, as well as experienced professionals who have already been widely involved in the public policy duties and desire to acquire a higher level of professional abilities. To this end, we use a comprehensive selection method which is a combination of a written examination to test applicants' professional knowledge and an oral examination based on the documents submitted by them, etc. We expect these students to share an awareness of mission to engage in public policies through mutual stimulation and friendly rivalry and to acquire practical knowledge and long-term and comprehensive viewpoints which today's public policy makers are required to possess.