How to Apply

FBS welcomes applications from students around the world. We review all applications in the same manner, regardless of citizenship or country of residence.

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences - How to Apply

How to Apply


Before you apply

Contact a potential faculty supervisor(s) with whom you wish to pursue your research.

You can choose one of the following programs.

  • 5 year Ph.D. program
    Applicant must meet one of the following criteria.
    1. Hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university
    2. Completion of 16 years of schooling
    3. Approval by the Japanese government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)
    4. Certification by the FBS as being of equivalent status to a university graduate
  • 3 year Ph.D. program
    Applicants holding a master's degree are eligible to finish the graduate program in three years.
Before you apply
Submission of your application
  • Those who live abroad
    1. Entrance examination can be done via Skype: please inquire (admission[at]fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp).
    2. Those whose mother tongue is English and holding a bachelor's degree are exempted from TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS tests.
  • Those who live in Japan
    • Please take the oral examination, which will be held in July or December.

Detailed information of entrance examination