If you are interested in entering in the laboratory as a master or doctor student, you have to be admitted into the School's program. There are two periods for starting the program: April and October. Please see here for details of the admission process. We also ask you to contact some of the professors from the laboratory previously. Concerning the scholarships, although there are other options available, many students obtained it from the Japanese government (MEXT). See here for details of the application.
If you are interested in entering in the laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher, please contact directly one of the professors from the laboratory. A postdoctoral fellowship is usually obtained through JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). See here for details of the application.
If you are interested in entering in the laboratory as a research student or visiting researcher (either for short-time or long-time), then we ask you to contact directly some of the professors from the laboratory.Here, you can also see a list of some visiting researchers and visiting students from abroad.
We believe Kyoto University is appropriate enough for international students and researchers, because of its facilities. The International Center of the university, for example, offers Japanese language courses for the interested ones, as well as advising for living in Japan. A good reference for the dairly life in Kyoto University can be found here for international researchers, and here for international students.