Doctoral Degree Programs

Applications for April 2020 Enrollment

Application Materials

Persons who would like to receive copies of Kumamoto Gakuen University's current Graduate Prospectus (Japanese), Graduate Admission Handbook (Japanese) and Application Form (Japanese), can send a request from the following page:


The following link may be used to download a pdf version of our Graduate Admission Handbook (Japanese):


Student Capacity

Graduate School Field of Study No. of students accepted
Commerce Commerce 3 students
Economics Economics 3 students
Area-based Cultural Studies Area-based Cultural Studies 3 students
Social Welfare Social Welfare 3 students

Selection Schedule

Application Period Jan. 16 - Jan.23, 2020
 (Applications must be received by the final date.)
Examination Date Sunday, February 16, 2020
Examination Place Kumamoto Gakuen University
Announcement of Results Friday, February 21, 2020
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures Friday, March 6, 2020


Applicants who have completed or are expected to complete a master's degree program master's degree program are eligible.

Selection Method

  1. Written examination*
  2. Oral examination
  3. Screening of the application documents

* Graduate School of Commerce and Economics: English

* Graduate School of Area-based Cultural Studies: Select one from the foreign Languages
designated according to the specialized course

* Graduate School of Social Welfare: specialized subject

Entrance Examination Fee



Office of Graduate Studies, Kumamoto Gakuen University
2-5-1 Oe, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-8680 JAPAN
Tel: +81-96-371-8036, FAX: +81-96-364-5170