Prospective Students

Are you interested in researching with us in the Energy Economics Lab?

Would you like some more information about our studies? Please take a look at our research themes 

There are also some related videos available, see below.

If you would like more information, or wish to apply to join us, please view the Access & Contact page.

Note: International students wanting to join our group please apply to contact us through the AAO (Admissions Assistance Office).

  ♠ Note for PhD and Post-doc Applicants

In our research group, students need to take the lead in their research – from proposal through to completion. If you are interested in a PhD, you are free to contact us, but before doing so, please prepare a Research Plan.

The Research Plan should highlight:

  1. The key Research Question that you aim to answer
  2. The state of knowledge (from a literature review), highlighting the Novelty of your research
  3. The Methodology that you plan to use, and why
  4. The Data that you plan to obtain, or that is available to do your research on
  5. The title and rough content of 3 papers that you plan to publish as a part of this research, and that make up the main part of your thesis.

Please contact us as early as possible for the next academic year, as places are limited each year.

Post-docs – please consider applying for funding – one option is JSPS: 


♦ Note for non-degree Research Students

We don`t typically accept long-term (6 months or more) non-degree research students (研究生). We do welcome exchange students visiting as part of their degree.


♥ ** Note for MEXT (Japanese Government) Scholarships

Please see the Graduate School website for the latest procedures (from 2021, MEXT applications are processed through the AAO).

Introductory Videos

Introduction to the Lab
Student life at Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University (EN sub.)


Some presentations from current and graduated students and lab members can be found on the web:

Professor Tezuka

Introduction to the lab (in Japanese)

Professor McLellan

“Equity and Efficacy in Renewable Energy Policy: A Case Study of Australia” at the Conference on “Governance for Sustainable Energy Transitions: The perspectives of the Asian Region” at Hong Kong Baptist University on 17 July 2017.

“Just Low-Carbon Energy Transitions in Japan” at International Symposium on Transdisciplinary and Cross-sectoral Partnership for Smart Energy Transitions in Asian Cities on 20 June, 2022.

“The Ukraine War and Energy Security in the UK and Japan” – webinar for the Daiwa Anglo-Japan Foundation on 5 July, 2022.

Dr Yugo Tanaka

“Policy Framing of Power System Integration Revisited: What are the priorities for ASEAN?”

8th International Symposium on Human Survivability “Human Survivability Studies (HSS) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia” Kyoto University 7 November 2019

Huseyn Asgarov

Master`s Graduate (2020)

Introduction to Kyoto University

・Kyoto University : Why KU
・Kyoto University : Our Research Life
 ・30 Sec Kyoto University : Why KU
・30 Sec Kyoto University : Our Research Life