What will I learn?

International Master's and 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 (2 years)

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

Be either a graduate or a candidate for graduation by March 31, 2019 from a college, as recognized by the Japanese government’s School Education Law

Have received a degree or be a candidate to receive a degree by March 31, 2019 from a college, as recognized by School Education Law

Have completed a 16-year program of school education outside of Japan, or be a candidate to complete such a program by March 31, 2019

Have, while living in Japan, either completed a correspondence education course that is the equivalent of a 16-year course of school education in a country outside of Japan, or be a candidate for completion of such a course by March 31, 2019

Have completed a course at an international school or a foreign education institute that offers its curriculum in Japan and that is recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Have a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree by completing the course with a period for completion of three years or more at a foreign university or foreign school

Completed or expected to complete 12 years of education and aged 18 or over as of March 31, 2019

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