The Graduate School of Science and Technology offers a three-year Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program aims to train students to produce creative and distinctive research results, simultaneously acquiring professional skills to take up leading positions in a science and technology field as well as contribute to the society we live in.
Successful graduates have been playing a inspirational leading role in both academia and industry.

Graduate School of Science and Technology

The Graduate School of Science and Technology is divided into the following three sub-schools, and every graduate student in the Ph.D. program will belong to one of those sub-schools. Students will perform research projects under the guidance of their academic advisors who belong to one of the centers.

School of Fundamental Science and Technology

  • Center for Mathematics
  • Center for Physics Center for Molecular Chemistry
  • Center for Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics
  • Center for Chemical Biology
  • Center for Biosciences and Informatics

School of Integrated Design Engineering

  • Center for Multidisciplinary and Design Science
  • Center for System Integration Engineering
  • Center for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Center for Material Design Science

School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems

  • Center for Space and Environment Design Engineering
  • Center for Science of Environment and Energy
  • Center for Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Center for Information and Computer Science
  • Center for Open Systems Management

Selection of Advisor

To apply for the International Graduate Program, finding an academic advisor is vital as our graduate program is a research-oriented program. You can use "Staff Profile" tool to find more information on our faculty members including contact information.

Before submitting your application, choose your prospective research advisor among our faculty members who are qualifed as thesis advisors.

Please contact your prospective research advisor to discuss your research plan thoroughly. Applicants who have failed to do this prior to submitting their applications have a much smaller chance of acceptance.

Requirements for Completion

To complete the Ph.D. program, students need to fulfill the following requirements

1) study for at least 3 academic years in the Ph.D. program

2) Completion of the Graduate Research (6 credits)

3) Publication of research results

4) Approval of the Ph.D. thesis

5) Succeeding in final evaluation

Students may complete their Ph.D. Program in less than 3 years (however should be a total of 3 or more years combined with the time spent in the Master's Program) as an exception if they produce outstanding research results.

Students can take lecture courses offered by Graduate School of Science and Technology to deepen understandings and gain insights of ther research fields.

Degrees Offered

Students who complete the program will obtain the following degrees depend on the sub-school they belong to.

Sub-School

Type of Degree Offered

School of Fundamental Science and Technology

Ph.D. in Engineering

or

Ph.D. in Science

School of Integrated Design Engineering

Ph.D. in Engineering

or

Ph.D. in Science

School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems

Ph.D. in Engineering

In addition to above, the degree of Doctor of Arts may be conferred.

Applications

Please refer to the following webpage for the details of application process.

For Students who can take an Oral Examination in Japan (D7/D2)

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