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Sustainable Architecture and Urban Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
Human-Environment Studies is designed on a basis of the aforementioned vision, and focuses on what the ideal student we wish to develop is. Our program is comprised of two aims; first of all, we aim to master existing academic fields. Secondly, we aim to create and develop the discipline called Human-Environment Studies.
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The Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies aims to cultivate each student’s ability to scientifically analyze various issues surrounding the human-environment, which tend to be more complex and diverse on a global scale. Also, we seek the necessary conditions suitable for humans and the direction to create them, and play a leading role in a coexistent society for the challenging new era. To achieve this aim, we believe that it is necessary to research and teach sciences of humans, their environment, and the relation between the two from a unified perspective, whilst maintaining an organic coupling between the disciplines. The following skills such as advanced knowledge of this field and creative problem solving abilities are required of prospective students:

  •  Rigorous expertise and highly interdisciplinary knowledge and skills.* Broad and well-developed interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, ranging from engineering technology to the humanities.
  •  A balanced set of values and sensitivity towards “humanness”.
  •  The creative ability to create a comprehensive design concept using applied sciences and centered on action research
  •  Analytical, critical and creative skills that allow flexibility in investigating problems from several different perspectives
  •  Applied skills necessary to deal with diverse and complex issues.*An ability to collaborate with people from different cultures, and those who hold different values and ways of thinking

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Summer entrance test: July
    • Winter entrance test: January 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Ph.D. program offers the opportunity to master advanced professional knowledge as well as cultivate skills to expand conventional research methodologies. An instruction system to nurture advanced researchers who will engage in education and research in higher education institutions is also provided.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Interest and expertise in a wide range of fields from hard engineering technology to soft social, cultural and artistic fields
  • A forward looking desire to regularly work toward becoming an expert and the mental strength to continue with it
  • An inquiring mind to independently discover problems and the imagination to solve them
  • The creativity to craft new proposals using knowledge gained
  • The expressive ability and flexibility to persuade people by explaining one’s own thoughts in an easy to understand fashion
  • The language ability to work in an international setting and the ability to respond to a wide variety of situations 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per year 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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