What will I learn?

International Doctoral Programs in Integrated Sciences for Global Society, taught entirely in English, cover a wide range of subjects of Earth and Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, each with strong interdisciplinary emphasis. Our Graduate School offers six
different courses of (1) Comprehensive Earth Sciences, (2) Comprehensive Sciences of Biological Environment, (3) International Cooperation, Security and Safety, (4) Social Diversity and Coexistence, (5) Language, Media and Communication, and (6) Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies. The interdisciplinary course works across these different courses to provide students with improved professional skills and to develop advanced knowledge for understanding Global Society and for finding solutions to global problems. Training classes for fieldwork will also be offered to students. Among the School's points of pride is the faculty and student participation in Polar Earth Science projects with the National Institute of Polar Research, and in nature conservation projects with the National Museum of Nature and Science.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Intergated Sciences for Global Society

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 4,929) per year
Application Fee: ¥30,000; Enrollment Fee: ¥282,000
Start date

Expected April, October 2020

Venue

Kyushu University

Ito Campus,

744 Motooka Nishi-ku,

FUKUOKA,

Northern Kyushu,

819-0395, Japan

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions: Persons who hold a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a Professional degree from an accredited institution outside of Japan, or who will obtain one by March 31, 2016, Persons who have completed their formal education by taking a correspondence course through a non-Japanese university while residing in Japan, and hold a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a professional degree, or who will obtain one by March 31, 2016, Persons who have earned a degree from a graduate program at an educational institution in a country outside of Japan, which has been assessed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan to be equivalent to a graduate program in the education system of Japan, or who will earn one by March 31, 2016.

For international students

Have either a Master’s Degree, a Professional Degree, or be a candidate to receive such a degree by March 31, 2019

Have received, outside of Japan, a degree equivalent to a Master’s Degree or a Professional Degree, or be a candidate to receive such a degree, by March 31, 2019

Have, while living in Japan, either completed a correspondence education program that is the equivalent of a Master’s Degree or a Professional Degree in a Country outside of Japan, or be a candidate for completion of such a program by March 31, 2019

Have, while living in Japan, completed a Master’s Degree or a Professional Degree, at an international Graduate School or an equivalent

Have completed the program for a Master’s Degree through the United Nations University, or be a candidate to complete a Master’s Degree through the United Nations University by March 31, 2019

Have completed their formal education by taking a course through a non-Japanese university

Are qualifications approved by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Be recognized by the faculty of ISGS, through an investigation of the applicant’s qualification, that the applicant possesses academic skills equivalent to a Master’s Degree or Professional Degree, and is at least 24 years of age by March 31, 2019.

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