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+.
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.
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.
Specific English language requirement by programme
Our representative for Japan is Esther Sum.
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There are around 7,250 students from Asia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.