What will I learn?

Sciences are the study of revealing nature's truths, and structuring a way to systematically explain universal principles and truths. The Graduate School of Science teaches the laws of nature, and the principles and methods of sciences. Through education and research, we aim to train cutting-edge researchers, who will have a broad perspective, and take an active role in the international arena, and also professionals who can greatly contribute to society with their advanced skills and scholarly wisdom.

All three of our Departments – Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Planetary Sciences – work closely together to provide graduate programs in English. The fields of research in the Department of Physics include elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, statistical physics and physics of complex systems. A tandem electrostatic accelerator is one of the more notable research facilities that is available to be used for your research.

Research activities in the Department of Chemistry cover inorganic, organic, structural, physical, analytical, biological and computational chemistry, among others. Seventeen laboratories associated with the Department conduct cutting-edge research while maintaining close connections with one another. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences covers a variety of fields such as planetary sciences, geophysics, geochemistry, mineralogy, and geology. The Department also collaborates closely with the Kyushu University Museum and the Space Environment Research Center.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Science

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 5,037) per year
Application Fee: ¥30,000; Enrollment Fee: ¥282,000
Start date

Expected October 2020


Kyushu University

Ito Campus,

744 Motooka Nishi-ku,


Northern Kyushu,

819-0395, Japan

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student have completed schooling equivalent to 16 years of education (elementary 6 years, middle school 3 years, high school 3 years, college 4 years) overseas (outside of Japan).

For international students

Applicants must meet the following two requirements.
1. Have a nationality other than Japanese and hold or are expected to hold a resident status of Student.
2. Meet or are expected to meet any of the following conditions by March 31, 2019:
A person who has completed a 16-year course of education in a foreign country

A person who has completed a 16-year course of education of a foreign country in Japan through a foreign school correspondence education course

A person who has completed a foreign education course in Japan provided by an educational institution which is recognized as equivalent to a foreign university

A person who has been conferred a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree by completing an education course of three or more years in a foreign university or other foreign school

A person who is recognized by the Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University, as a result of an individual entrance qualification screening, to have academic ability equivalent or superior to a bachelor’s degree , and who has reached the age of 22.

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