Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Kochi University

Graduate School of
Integrated Arts and Sciences

Graduate Shool of Agriculture(Master's Course)

APP Course

Special Course for International Students from Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim (AAP)

This special postgraduate course, called the "AAP Course" is intended to provide opportunities to enable nationals of the countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim to pursue a course of postgraduate study at the Faculty of Agriculture, Kochi University. The intent of this special course is for graduates to continue their specialized and high-level study. A Master's Degree in Agriculture is to be awarded to the candidates who have completed all the requirements and whose dissertations have been approved. The AAP Course is made up of 12 research fields as shown below.


Admission PolicyCurriculum Policy Diploma Policy

Agriculture Subtropical Agriculture
Subtropical Horticulture
Biomechanical Systems
Forest Resources Science
Forest Products Science
Aquatic Bioscience
Aquatic Chemistry
Deep Seawater Science
Land Environmental Engineering
Maritime Environmental Engineering
Agro-Environmental Chemistry
Applied Biochemistry
Genetic Resources Science
  • The course consists of thesis research and course-work. All the instructions are in English. Students can also attend lectures in other courses in Japanese language.
  • The course is a two-year Master's Course. Students are required to take more than 30 credits (10 credits for thesis research and 20 credits for lectures, seminars, and internship).
  • Students will be awarded a Master's Degree in Agricultural Science from Kochi University after completion of the course.
  • After graduation of the Master's Course, students have a chance to go on to the AAP Ph.D. Course of the United Graduate School, Ehime University. Students who are admitted to the AAP Master's Course as privately funded students are not approved to apply MONBUKAGAKUSHO (the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship.
Doctoral Courses The United Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University

Application Guidebook (PDF)

Manuring practice of rice plant in the experimental field

Advanced Life Science and Agriculture
(Compulsory Subject)

Experiment for the control of the circulation of the nutrient solution in the cultivation channel

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