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IGSES Doctoral Program

Program Outline Application and Screening Entry Requirements
  • ✔ Program Outline


    ▶ Doctor of Engineering(Eng.D.)

    ▶ Doctor of Science(Sc.D.)

    ▶ Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.)

    ・ Duration: 3 years

    ・ Enrollment: October 1st

    ・ A student has to earn at least 10 credits among designated modules

      as well as complete a doctor thesis approved by faculty committee.


    This course is which most Japanese students belong to, thus, officially classified

    as a course taught in Japanese. However, it is possible to earn the required credit

    from modules taught in English only. Applicants who want to enroll in this course

    are recommended to consult with a prospective supervisor prior to the submission.

    ✔ Important dates

    Schedule for the next enrollment

    Opening date for the receipt of documents May-7, 2020
    Closing date for the receipt of documents 17:00, May-20, 2020
    Screening Written examination and verbal interview from Jun-9 to Jun-17, 2020
    Notification of the result of screening Jul-8, 2020
     Registration Beginning of September, 2020
    Applicants MUST pay an enrollment fee of 282,000 JPY.
    Students may be allowed to postpone the payment of enrollment fee by
    submitting a petition of extension.
     Enrollment Oct-1, 2020


  • ✔ How to Apply

    Documents to be submitted via post

    TO: IGSES Student Affairs Division

    Kyushu University Chikushi Campus,

    6-1 Kasuga –koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan


    If you have any questions, please contact the IGSES Student Affairs Division.

    Phone: (country code 81)-92-583-7512

    E-mail: igsesadmission@tj.kyushu-u.ac.jp


    ▶ Students of IGSES cannot enroll in two doctoral programs concurrently;

    however, one can apply for both Intellectual Exchange and

    Innovation Program (IEI Program) and IGSES Doctoral Program

    concurrently for insurance in case he/she fails in the screening of

    one of the programs.

    ▶ If you want to apply for both IEI Program and IGSES Doctoral Program

    concurrently, you MUST carefully read the guidelines of these programs

    and follow all the instructions about matters such as the schedule,

    application documents, and the payment of admission fee.

    ▶ If you succeed in the screening of these two programs, you MUST

    decline the enrollment in one of two programs at an appropriate time.


    ✔ Required documents

    Application form, Master’s degree certificate or statement that confirms expected graduation, certified copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree thesis, academic record (Master’s course), letter of recommendation, Japanese language certificate

    ✔ Screening

    The screening will be carried out on the basis of writing tests and an interview held in IGSES, Fukuoka, Japan as well as the documents submitted.


  • ✔ Entry Requirements

    The following candidates are qualified to apply:

    1)  Those who hold a Master’s degree from a university,

    or who expect to earn a Master’s degree (or equivalent) from

    a university by September 30, 2020.

    2)  Those hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree (or equivalent)

    from an accredited institution in countries other than Japan, or who expect

    to earn it by September 30, 2020.

    3)  Those who have completed their formal education nominally in

    countries other than Japan by taking a correspondence course in Japan

    and  hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree, or will obtain it

    by September 30, 2020.

    Applicants who are unsure of their eligibility MUST contact with IGSES
    Student Affairs Division at igsesadmission@tj.kyushu-u.ac.jp as soon
    as possible.