The International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research is a graduate program of Kyoto University that focuses on the study of non-human primates and other wild animals to promote their conservation, health and welfare, and to advance our understanding of wildlife and human nature.
Graduate students enroll in either the MSc or PhD course with one of the existing sections at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute (PRI), or alternatively at Kyoto University's Wildlife Research Center (WRC). Both degrees offered are research-focused, but Master's students are also required to complete a set of courses and training programs provided by either PRI or WRC. Students who have successfully completed their Master's degrees typically progress to the PhD program.
An English language entrance examination to both MSc and PhD was established in August 2010.
Graduate students who enter the program will belong to one of the existing sections at PRI or WRC. MSc students have to take a series of classes in Primatology from April to June, but some of the classes are not taught in English but slides and supplementary information in English are available.
A special workshop for international and Japanese students will be managed by the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP), which was founded in April 2009.