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PhD Program for Working People(Enrollment: Octber 1st)

✔Program Outline

Degrees awarded:

▶ Doctor of Engineering(Eng.D.) 
▶ Doctor of Science(Sc.D.) 
▶ Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.)

・Duration: 3 years
・Enrollment: October 1st
・ Course taught in English
・ To pursue your degree while you're workin
・ Short visits to IGSES once or twice per year at minimum
・ To publish at least one academic journal paper with your supervisor
 (Total necessary number of papers depends on the department)


✔Important dates for 2022 admission

Opening date for the receipt of documents May-9, 2022
Closing date for the receipt of documents 17:00, May 17, 2022, Japan time
Entrance exam One day somewhere between June 9 and June 17,2022
Notification of screening results July 7, 2022
Enrollment Procedures September 1 - 10, 2022
Enrollment October 1, 2022


✔How to Apply

Applicants should find and contact the supervisor as a first step of admission procedures

2022 Application Procedures for Admission to the Part-Time PhD Program for Working People of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

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


Required documents

#1 Application form
#2 The Master’s Degree Certificate or Statement that confirms expected graduation
#3 A Certified Copy of the Applicant’s Master’s Degree Thesis
#4 Academic Record (Master’s course transcript)
#5 Letter of Recommendation
#6 English test/exam certificate
#7 Acceptance letter from an IGSES faculty member
#8 Research proposal
#9 Proof of payment of admission fee of 30,000JPY
  • ●Those who do not hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) may also eligible to apply. Please contact the IGSES Student Affairs Division one month before application deadline at
  • ●All documents submitted in a language other than English must be supplemented with officially translated and certified copies in the English language.


✔ Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the enrollment in October, 2022

1)  Applicants must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) awarded by a university, or expect to earn a master’s degree (or equivalent) by September 30, 2022.

2)  Applicants must possess an acceptable official English qualification, such as a qualifying TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or Cambridge Certificate scores, or some equivalents (a photocopy of the scores obtained must be attached).

3)  Applicants must have a position in service to the government, municipal offices, or companies.

Applicants who are unsure of their eligibility MUST contact with IGSES Student Affairs Division one month before application deadline at 

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