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Human Science, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
The Human Science International Course is a Doctoral program in English for non-Japanese students with sufficient English capability. Students are educated and supervised in English and can obtain their Doctoral degree regardless of their Japanese language capabilities.
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The Human Science Course consists of a Master program and a Doctoral program for both Japanese and non-Japanese students and educates students mainly in Japanese. However, the educational language of subjects is changed to English when students of the Human Science International Course also follow the lectures. 

Course students can acquire profound specialization in human science, yet with wide background knowledge; the Master program is designed in such a way that students can study subjects of the three Sections mentioned in the above, without bias to a certain Section. The Master program has one enrollment in April, and the Doctoral program has two enrollments in April and October. All enrollment examinations are held on our campus.

Students will be able to study subjects from three Sections, named Physiological Anthropology, Perceptual Psychology, and Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Doctoral students can follow all lectures provided from these three Sections in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Physiological Anthropology

  • Human Sensibility and Emotion
  • Advanced Environment Ergonomics
  • Advanced Ergonomics for All Ages and Abilities
  • Assistive Technology and Science for Life Activity
  • Advanced Visual Physiology
  • Auditory Physiology

Perceptual Psychology

  • Visual Perception
  • Auditory Perception
  • Time Perception
  • Advanced Color Science

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Mathematical Modeling in Biology
  • Advanced Computational Statistics
  • Advanced Machine Learning

Doctoral Program

  • HS Training
  • HS Project Study I
  • HS Project Study II
  • HS Seminar III

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Basically, applicants must not be native citizens of Japan, and are required to satisfy one of the following qualifications: 

  •  Application type 1: Those who hold a Master's degree, from an accredited institution in/outside Japan, or will obtain a degree up until one day before their enrollment date in the schedule table below 
  •  Application type 2: Those who are evaluated in an individual screening of requirements for admission of the Graduate School to have an academic ability equal to or surpassing that of a holder of a Master's degree, and who will be 24 years old or over one day before their enrollment date 

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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