Postgraduate entry requirements by region


Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Japan.

To meet minimum entry requirements for postgraduate programmes you should have a Bachelor's degree (Gakushi) from a prestigious Japanese university.

We are looking for students who have performed very well throughout their degree and received a GPA of 3.0+.

PhD programmes

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the College Admissions Offices.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme 

Contact us

Edinburgh Global's representative for Japan is Esther Sum.

You can contact our team for admissions advice and support at:

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Student Numbers

There are around 7,250 students from Asia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.