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Doshisha University

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

International Science and Technology Course, Doctoral Program

International business communities highly trust Japanese technology companies. Scientists and Engineers in these companies have kept producing series of quality products through efficient management of research and development with profound business moral. Doshisha University provides international students an opportunity to learn Japanese industry’s ethics and management technologies at Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto, through the International Science and Technology Course. All classes necessary to obtain a degree are taught in English. Students can take an internship program to work at Japanese industries in Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Kansai Science City where the university campus is located.
The program requires intensive efforts in practical project advancement. Research advisor professors who supervise students give a specific research topic. Students have to report the results of their research every month in front of their fellow students including Japanese students.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Philosophy in Science / Philosophy in Engineering
Subject - Chemistry (Applied Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, etc.)
- Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc.)
- Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
- Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (Computational Science, Nano/Micro Science, etc.)
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Plasma Science, etc.)
Major Information and Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling
Duration 3 years
Entry Date See our academic calendar from the link below:
Location 1-3 Tatara Miyakodani, Kyotanabe-shi, Kyoto 610-0394, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September, 2010
No. of Students 30
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 73
Tuition Fees 1,189,000 yen
Additional Information The ISTC which consists of the Graduate School of Science
and Engineering and the Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences offers two-year Master's programs in seven areas and three-year Doctoral programs in five areas.
Language: Although there is no minimum Japanese language requirement for entry into, or completion of the ISTC, students in the ISTC are offered free Japanese language lessons to enhance their study experiences as well as their futures.
Location: The ISTC is taught at the Kyotanabe campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto. The train ride to the center of Kyoto city takes about 30 minutes, to Osaka about 40 minutes.
Scholarships: Master's degree students typically receive a 30%, 50%, or 100% tuition reduction. If certain conditions are met, PhD students can receive a 100% tuition reduction.
For more information, please visit ISTC website.
Contact Office of International Students
International Center
TEL: +81-75-251-3257
FAX: +81-75-251-3123
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Limited
Application Type Open to everyone
Application Period <April 2024>
September 12, 2023 - October 3, 2023

<September 2024>
February 15, 2024 - March 12, 2024
Examination Type & Date The admission decision will be made by comprehensive consideration of application materials. The applicant may be requested to submit additional documents if necessary. An interview over the internet may be held or a question-and-answer email may be sent to the applicant's email address provided on the application form. Be sure to check the email account so as not to miss the notification.
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 10,000 yen

As of July 21, 2023


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.