Graduate (Doctoral Degree Programs)

Applications for April 2017 Enrollment

Graduate (Doctoral Degree Programs)

Application Materials

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


The following links may be used to download pdf versions of our Graduate Admissions Handbooks:

※Applications for April 2017 enrollment are no longer being accepted.


Student Capacity

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


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

*1 Graduate School of Commerce and Economics: English
Graduate School of Area-based Cultural Studies: Foreign Language
Graduate School of Social Welfare: Select one out of English, French, and German

*2 Application documents should include a master's thesis or comparable thesis.
In the case of applicants who have a career and are applying for the Graduate School of Social Welfare,
the application documents should include a record of job experience or research achievement.

Application Period

From Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, 2017
(Applications must be received by the final date.)

Examination Date

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Announcement of Results

Friday, February 17, 2017
(Bulletin Board Posting)


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