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Sophia University

Graduate School of Science and Technology

Ph.D. in Green Science and Engineering

The Green Science and Engineering Division is a new division, which starts in the year 2013. It occupies a special position among the nine divisions. First of all, the whole educational program, including the lectures and thesis research guidance, is available in English. Also, there is an emphasis on environment and sustainability related studies, important for the future of mankind. To foster cross-disciplinary education, faculty members drawn from all other eight divisions will be involved in the teaching. At the same time, the student is expected to associate with a faculty member of one of the other eight regular divisions and join his/her research group to pursue advanced education for thesis research. The thesis research advisor can be chosen from among all faculty members of the graduate program in science and technology.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Ph.D. in Green Science and Engineering
Subject - Biology (Anthropology, Basic Biology, etc.)
- Chemistry (Applied Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, etc.)
- Complex Systems (Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular Science, etc.)
- Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc.)
- Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
Major Green Science and Engineering
Duration 3 years
Entry Date Spring Semester: April 1, 2017
Autumn Semester: September 21, 2017
Location 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September 2013
No. of Students 7
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Tuition Fees 1,043,600 yen
Additional Information
Contact Addressee: Sophia University Admissions Office
Phone: 03-3238-3517
Fax: 03-3238-3262
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 3
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility For admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, applicants must have bachelor's and master's degrees based upon a distinguished record of academic achievement.
Application Period Application period for Spring 2017 entry (for Ph.D. applicants only)
September 1 to September 22, 2016
Application period for Autumn 2017 entry
April 1 to April 21, 2017
Examination Type & Date Screening of the documents. Sophia University may request some applicants to take an oral examination.
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 35,000 yen

As of June 20, 2016


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