IGSES Doctoral Program
(Enrollment: October 1st)
▶ Doctor of Engineering(Eng.D.)
▶ Doctor of Science(Sc.D.)
▶ Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.)
Duration: 3 years
Enrollment: October 1st
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.
A student has to earn at least 10 credits among designated modules as well as complete a doctor thesis approved by faculty committee.
✔Important dates for 2023 admission
Schedule for the next enrollment
|Opening date for the receipt of documents||April- 27, 2023|
|Closing date for the receipt of documents||17:00, May- 10, 2023 (Japan time)|
|Screening||One day somewhere between June 5 and June 7, 2023|
|Notification of the result of screening||June- 26, 2023
|Registration||Beginning of September, 2023
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.
✔Application and Screening
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
▶ 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.
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
- Download application guidelines and form for enrollment in October 2023
- Application form
- Address of applicant
- Application Qualification 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, 2023.
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, 2023.
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, 2023.
Applicants who are unsure of their eligibility MUST contact with IGSES Student Affairs Division at email@example.com as soon as possible.