ADMISSIONS

Application Guidelines

K2-SPRING(FY2025/FY2026 Reservation Recruitment)Application guidelines

Please check each application guideline and appendix materials (FY2025/FY2026 common), and submit each document by the due date in the designated method.

Please download application form and other documents HERE.

※Do not use past application forms.
※No applications will be submitted or modified after application period.
※The recruitment for those currently enrolled in master’s programs at other universities (K2-SPRING Regular Recruitment) will be scheduled  around the middle of November and those are not be eligible for this recruitment.

A YouTube video of the June 19th information session on the recruitment and FAQs are available HERE.

Additional K-BOOST Reservation Recruitment

In October 2024, we plan to accept applications for additional K-BOOST reservation recruitment from the students who will be enrolled as regular students at Kyushu University as of October 2024 and who meet the following requirements.
・First-year doctoral program students  who will be enrolled in October 2024 (including the equivalent)
・Second -year master’s program students (including the equivalent)

・First-year master’s program students enrolled in April 2024 (including the equivalent)

The application guidelines are scheduled to be released in June 2024, and the screening results will be announced by early December, so the faculty on the management team are currently working out the details. When the application guidelines are released, we will notify you on our website, so please wait for a while.

FY2024 K2-SPRING, K-BOOST, K-BOOST(Reservation Recruitment)Application guidelines

Please check each application guideline and attached materials (common), and submit each document by the due date in the designated method.
Please download application form and other documents HERE.
※Do not use past application forms.
※No applications will be submitted or modified after application period.
※K2-SPRING Reservations (for current master’s students) will be made at a later date and are not subject to this recruitment.
A YouTube video of the April 25th information session on the recruitment and FAQs are available HERE.

Obligations as a course student

FY2024- (K2-SPRING)

Those selected by K2-SPRING must fulfill all of the following obligations from 1 to 8.

1.  Students must take three compulsory subjects and one elective subject in the career development and training content offered in this program to cultivate not only research skills, but also a bird’s eye view, interdisciplinary and international mindset, and a wide range of advanced transferable skills.
2.  Students must devote themselves to study and research based on their own K2-SPRING research plan determined in advance.
3.  Students must submit a yearly report to the Project Director on the progress of the course work and research, including a description of research expenses. When requested by the Project Director, students must report as required on matters such as the progress of the research and the use of research expenses.
4.  When conducting research, students must comply with the rules and regulations established by the University and strive to carry out research activities that meet the trust and expectations of society, in accordance with their own conscience and decency. Furthermore, students must fully recognize that the source of research funds is public funds, comply with relevant laws and regulations, and strive to carry out research efficiently.
5.  Students must attend research ethics education and compliance education classes as designated by the University.
6.  When presenting the research results obtained through the Project, students must indicate that the research was subsidized under the Project.
(Note) Examples of acknowledgments in the treatise (Grant No. is JPMJSP2136).
【Example】This work was supported by JST SPRING, Grant Number JPMJSP2136.
7.  In order to verify the training effect of the curriculum, students must cooperate with the career tracking survey conducted by JST (the University acts on behalf of JST) for approximately 10 years after the completion of this program.
8.  Students must register for a job-based research internship.

K-BOOST

Those selected by K-BOOST must fulfill all of the following obligations from 1 to 8.

1.  Students must take four compulsory subjects in the curriculum provided in this program.
2.  During the support period, applicants must present their AI research at an academic conference or present a paper. (Presentation at an information technology academic conference is highly desirable.) If you have made a presentation, please send the presentation paper to the office. Please note that if there is no plan for presentation half a year before the scheduled completion date, support will be discontinued at that point, regardless of the reason.
(However, if “the journal in question is under review” or “a paper has already been submitted but was not accepted,” it is considered that “the prospects are good.”)
3.  Students must devote themselves to study and research based on their own K-BOOST research plan determined in advance.
4.  Students must submit a yearly report to the Project Director on the progress of the course work and research. When requested by the Project Director, students must report as required on matters such as the progress of the research. Please note that if it is determined that there is a problem with the curriculum progress or research progress, support will be discontinued.
5.  When conducting research, students must comply with the rules and regulations established by the University and strive to carry out research activities that meet the trust and expectations of society, in accordance with their own conscience and decency.
6.  Students must attend research ethics education and compliance education classes as designated by the University.
7.  When presenting the research results obtained through this program, students must indicate that the research was subsidized under this program.
(Note) Examples of acknowledgments in the treatise (Grant No. is JPMJBS2406).
【Example】This work was supported by JST BOOST, Japan Grant Number JPMJBS2406.
8.  To verify the effectiveness of the training (in particular, its contribution to Japan), students must cooperate with the career tracking survey conducted by the University for approximately 10 years after the completion of this program.

-FY2023 (K-SPRING)

(1) Students must take lectures provided by “Future-Creation (MIRAI)” Course (the Fusion-of-intelligence courses and Research Proposals are compulsory subjects and other two elective subjects). In addition to their excellent research abilities, students must strive to develop a bird’s-eye view, interdisciplinary research skills, internationality, and a wide range of advanced transferable skills by actively participating in course subjects.
(2) Students must devote themselves to study and research based on a predetermined research plan.
(3) Students must submit a yearly report to the Project Director on the progress of the course work and research, including a description of research expenses. When requested by the Project Director, students must report as required on matters such as the progress of the research and the use of research expenses.
(4) When conducting research, students must comply with the rules and regulations established by the University and strive to carry out research activities that meet the trust and expectations of society, in accordance with their own conscience and decency. Furthermore, students must fully recognize that the source of research funds is public funds, comply with relevant laws and regulations, and strive to carry out research efficiently.
(5) Students must attend research ethics education and compliance education classes as designated by the University.
※Research ethics education and compliance education classes in Kyushu University
https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ja/research/ethics/propulsion/
Please check “研究倫理教育及びコンプライアンス教育の実施について” in the above page.
(6) When presenting the research results obtained through the project, students must indicate that the research was subsidized under the project.
※Examples of acknowledgments in the treatise
【Example】This work was supported by JST SPRING, Grant Number JPMJSP2136.
(7) In order to verify the effect of the career development and training content, students must cooperate with the career tracking survey conducted by the University for approximately 10 years after the completion of this course.

Application procedures and selection

K2-SPRING(FY2025/FY2026 Reservation Recruitment) Application deadline and selection schedule

Deadline and selection schedule for K2-SPRING(FY2025/FY2026 Reservation Recruitment) are as follows.

Thursday, June 19th 15:00- : Info session for the recruitment
Monday, June 17th to Sunday, June 30th at NOON: Pre-entry Period
Monday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 10th at NOON :Application, Evaluation and Transcript Documents Submission Deadline
Wednesday, July 17th to Wednesday, August 28th: Conducting the Initial Screening
Thursday, August 29st: Initial Screening Results Notification
Monday, September 2nd and Tuesday, September 3rd:Conducting the Secondary Screening

Friday, September 6th:Announcement of the Results

(Note) The dates are tentative and subject to change.
(Note) Pre-entry must be submitted before you apply. Application documents without pre-entry will not be accepted.
FY2024 Application deadline and selection schedule

The application deadline and selection schedule for 2024 recruitment is as follows.

K2-SPRING

Friday, May 10th at NOON: Application, Evaluation and Transcript Documents Submission Deadline

Monday, May 13th to Tuesday, June 18th: Conducting the Initial Screening

Wednesday, June 19th: Initial Screening Results Notification

Friday, June 21st: Conducting the Secondary Screening

Friday, June 28th: Announcement of Acceptance

(Note) The dates are tentative and subject to change.

 

K-BOOST, K-BOOST (Reservation Recruitment)

Friday, May 10th at NOON: Application, Transcript, Thesis and Evaluation Submission Deadline

Monday, May 13th -: Conducting the Initial Screening

Monday, June 3th: Initial Screening Results Notification (Note2)

Monday, June 10st: Conducting the Secondary Screening (Note2)

Friday, June 28th: Announcement of Acceptance

(Note1) The dates are tentative and subject to change.

(Note2) Only if a Secondary Screening is required.

Research Aids

Amount of Research Aids

  1. Research Aid: 200,000 yen per month
    (Note) Includes 20,000 yen as a support for improving language skills.
  2. Research Expenses: 350,000 yen per year
    (Note) This research expenses is allocated to support the applicant’s own free, challenging, and interdisciplinary research activities in this program.
    (Note) Additional research expenses may be allocated based on applications and selection for the Integrated Research Projects [Elective subject:7. Refer to the curriculum].
  3. Tuition Fee Exemption: Half of the tuition will be exempted

    If the payment of research aids is started or stopped in the middle of the month, the amount of payment for the month will be based on the standards set by the University.

    Program Students

    The students who have been selected as Future-Creation (MIRAI) Course  are as follows.

    Program Students for FY2021
    Program Students for FY2022
    Program Students for FY2023