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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 2020 admission

Opening date for the receipt of documents May-7, 2020
Closing date for the receipt of documents 17:00, May 20, 2020, Japan time
Screening For the period between Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 19, 2020, applicants may be required to attend an online interview. The details will be announced later from the relevant department.
Entrance exam From Jun-9 to Jun 17, 2020
Notification of screening results July 8, 2020
Enrollment Procedures September 1 - 10, 2020
Enrollment October 1, 2020


✔How to Apply

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

2021 Application Procedures for Admission to the Part-Time PhD Program for Working People of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences

2020 List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting
the part-time PhD students

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 April, 2020

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 March 31, 2020.

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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