Doctoral Programs

Doctoral Programs

Applications for April 2024 Enrollment

Application Materials

Persons who would like to receive copies of Kumamoto Gakuen University's 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)
▶ Economics and Commerce
▶ Area-based Cultural Studies and Social Welfare

Student Capacity

Graduate School Field of Study No. of students accepted
Economics and Commerce Economics and Commerce 2 students
Area-based Cultural Studies Area-based Cultural Studies 3 students
Social Welfare Social Welfare 3 students

Selection Schedule

  Examination in September Examination in February
Application Period Aug. 28 - Sep. 4, 2023 Jan. 11 - Jan. 18, 2024
 (Applications must be received by the final date.)
Examination Date Sep. 24, 2023 Feb. 11, 2024
Examination Place Kumamoto Gakuen University
Announcement of Results Sep. 29, 2023 Feb. 16, 2024
Deadline for Enrollment Procedures Oct. 13, 2023 Mar. 1, 2024


Applicants who have completed or are expected to complete a master's degree program by March, 2024 are eligible.

Selection Method

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

* Graduate School of Economics and Commerce: 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