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Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
The Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society is a unique, interdisciplinary and international institution, offering a broad range of courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Routine team-teach by faculty from different faculties creates a vibrant approach by knocking down disciplinary barriers.
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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 

  •  Comprehensive Earth Sciences, 
  •  Comprehensive Sciences of Biological Environment, 
  •  International Cooperation, Security and Safety, 
  •  Social Diversity and Coexistence,
  •  Language, Media and Communication, 
  •  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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Subjects offered in these courses are as follows: Geology, Petrology, Mineralogy, Geophysics, Biological Diversity, Entomology, Molecular Evolution, Ecological Anthropology, Geography, International Relations, Political Science, History of Technology, Economic History, Business History, Cultural Anthropology, Gender Studies, Japanese Modern Literature, Chinese Literature, Communications Studies, Applied Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Archeology, Biological Anthropology, Japanese History, Japanese Studies, and Asian Regional Studies.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Have either a Master’s Degree, a Professional Degree, or equivalent
The selection for the doctoral program is based on documentation such as the master’s dissertation or equivalent accomplishments, and transcript results, on the scholastic aptitude test and verbal examination, and comprehensively gauges the capability to frame issues, knowledge of the specialist field and related areas, problem-solving skills, linguistic abilities, and expression skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 267,900 Yen per semester

Living costs for Fukuoka-shi

  • 111200 - 165260 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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