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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 2011 162

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) offers a flexible academic program leading to a PhD degree. With over half of our students and faculty coming from outside Japan, OIST offers the highest level of graduate education while embedded in a truly international environment. About 50 cutting-edge laboratories conducting research in a range of fields form the hub of the OIST Graduate University. Based on a firm foundation in the basic sciences, we promote education that is highly interdisciplinary. Program design is customized to the unique needs of individual students. From the beginning, students work side-by-side with world-class faculty and researchers in well-equipped laboratories, learning research by doing research.


Aside from the PhD Program, OIST also offers a variety of activities for people interested in learning more about the university and research. Click the link to explore the opportunities available to participate in OIST events.

Many international students
Small class size
Location 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 0
No. of Graduate Students 162
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 59
No. of International Students 134
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, West Bank, Zambia
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements
Individual University Scholarships Research Assistantship
International Student Dormitories Campus Village:
Accommodation is provided on campus. Most students are housed in twin-share apartments that include separate bedrooms, kitchen, and living rooms, although students may also choose from single or family apartments if their circumstances require. Student rents for a furnished apartment are currently: single occupancy apartment - monthly rent 21,600 yen, annual rent 259,200 yen; two room apartment shared by two students - monthly rent 18,000 yen per person, annual rent 216,000 yen per person.
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room
International Student Associations
Career Support Yes
Contact Address: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, 904-0495 Japan
Phone: +81-98-966-1512
Fax: +81-98-982-3426

As of March 29, 2018


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