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Dental Science, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
The Kyushu University Graduate School of Dental Science emphasizes the cultivation of researchers, educators, and well-trained professional doctors, who will be capable of taking international leadership roles.Taught exclusively in English, this four-year Program offers doctorates in Dental Science and Science. 
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  • The Graduate School of Dental Science offers students the opportunity to undertake doctoral studies in English whilst studying at a Japanese university. The program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to complete high-level research in dentistry.
  • Degrees Offered: Doctor of Dental Science, Doctor of Clinical Medicine and Dental Science, and Doctor of Science (please consult with your chosen Professor to decide which degree is most appropriate for you).

Doctorates in Dental Science are awarded to students equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out research in the field of dentistry, while Doctorates in Science are awarded to students engaged in advanced scientific research related to dental science with knowledge and skills applicable to other cutting-edge research. 

Two major research projects are currently underway in our School, namely “Dental and Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration,” and “Oral Health Science.” Our students are expected to play a role in either or both of these projects to promote “Health Through Oral Health.” 

With the knowledge, experience, and technical expertise acquired in the four years of study, our graduates are expected to be a driving force behind new discoveries and innovations in dentistry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas include:

  •  Molecular Cell Biology and Oral Anatomy
  •  Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  •  Aging Science and Pharmacology
  •  Oral Neuroscience
  •  Dental Education
  •  Preventive and Dental Public Health
  •  Orthodontics and Dental Orthopedics
  •  Pediatric Dentistry and Special Needs Dentistry
  •  Biomaterials
  •  Implant and Rehabilitative Dentistry
  •  Endodontology and Operative Dentistry
  •  Periodontology
  •  Fixed Prosthodontics
  •  Oral Pathology
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology
  •  Dental Anesthesiology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • All applicants are expected to have completed a Masters 
  • Graduates who have completed an 18-year curriculum education in a foreign country (major in Dentistry, Medical Science or Veterinary Medicine).
  • Applicants who have completed a 16-year curriculum education and have 2 years of research experience at a university or research institution, and whose research is evaluated by the faculty as having the same qualifications as an applicant in Dentistry, Medical Science or Veterinary Medicine.
  • Those who have received, or are expected to receive a bachelor’s degree or a degree equivalent to the bachelor’s by completing a 5-year course or longer at a foreign university or other foreign schools

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per semester and a duration of 48 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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