What will I learn?

The International Graduate Program for Advanced Science (IGPAS) was initiated in October 2004 as one of the first International Priority Graduate Programs supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT). The lecture courses are taught in English, and the students are not required to learn Japanese language, although they are encouraged to learn it for their daily life. Scholarship opportunities are available for those who meet our qualifications and academic standards. Since its establishment in 2004 to September 2015, IGPAS has conferred 81 Master of Science degrees and 59 Doctor of Science degrees to students from 22 countries.

IGPAS is a 5-year graduate program combining a 2-year master's program and a 3-year doctoral program. Admission for the 3-year doctoral program is also available. Each student is affiliated with one of 6 departments: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Geophysics, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Each department determines its own curriculum and course requirements. Availability of classes varies depending on the semester and/or departments. Students may consult their supervisor about their research plan each semester before registration.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 4,929) per year
Admission Fee: YEN 282,000
Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Aobayama Campus

6-6 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku,

Miyagi,

SENDAI,

Tohoku region,

980-8579, Japan

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Those who (will) have earned a master's degree by September 30, 2018. Those who (will) have engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after their graduation from a university and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science on the basis of their research performance to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree; Those who will reach 24 years of age by September 30, 2018 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science through individual qualification examinations to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree.

For international students

  • Those who (will) have earned a master's degree by September 30, 2019.
  • Those who (will) have engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after their graduation from a university[1] and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science on the basis of their research performance to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree.
  • Those who will reach 24 years of age by September 30, 2019 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science through individual qualification examinations to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree.

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