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Sciences, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
All three of our Departments – Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Planetary Sciences – work closely together to provide graduate programs in English. 
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The Graduate School of Science in Kyushu University admits international students twice a year, in October and April. Global 30, a degree program conducted in English, is a program in which students enroll in October and for which Japanese proficiency is not required. Students can obtain a Master/Doctoral degree in English.

Sciences are the study of revealing nature's truths, and structuring a way to systematically explain universal principles and truths. The Graduate School of Science teaches the laws of nature, and the principles and methods of sciences. Through education and research, we aim to train cutting-edge researchers, who will have a broad perspective, and take an active role in the international arena, and also professionals who can greatly contribute to society with their advanced skills and scholarly wisdom.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The fields of research in the Department of Physics include elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, statistical physics and physics of complex systems. 
  • A tandem electrostatic accelerator is one of the more notable research facilities that is available to be used for your research. 
  • Research activities in the Department of Chemistry cover inorganic, organic, structural, physical, analytical, biological and computational chemistry, among others. 
  • Seventeen laboratories associated with the Department conduct cutting-edge research while maintaining close connections with one another. 
  • The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences covers a variety of fields such as planetary sciences, geophysics, geochemistry, mineralogy, and geology. 
  • The Department also collaborates closely with the Kyushu University Museum and the Space Environment Research Center.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Documents to be submitted 

  • Application Form and Examination Card 
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate
  • A Copy of your Certificate of Residence Record or Residence Card (both sides)
  • Graduation Certificate or Statement that confirms expected graduation
  • Research Plan 
  • Academic Record
  • Master’s Degree Certificate or Statement that confirms expected graduation
  • A copy of your Master’s Thesis
  • Transfer Receipt of Application Fee(30,000yen)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 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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