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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Postgraduate Schools

Graduate School of Science and Technology

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a graduate school offering a PhD program in Science. With over half of faculty and students coming from outside Japan, all education and research is conducted entirely in English in 7 major areas: Physics, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Marine Science, Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. The graduate school accepts approximately 60 students per year, creating a very low student to faculty ratio. All students receive an internationally competitive support package that includes generous stipend, housing, and conference allowance. Balancing lectures and lab work, the doctoral program places students in well-funded labs where they work side-by-side with top researchers on state-of-the-art equipment. Frequent visits from internationally-known scientists further enrich the program and provide opportunities for collaboration and exchange. OIST welcomes students who are creative, innovative, and not afraid to take risks, and who will push the frontiers of knowledge.

Location 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started September, 2012
No. of Students 226
No. of International Students 190
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 82
Additional Information 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.
Contact Address: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, 904-0495 Japan
Phone: +81-98-966-1512
Fax: +81-98-982-3426
List of Programs - PhD Program in Science and Technology

As of May 31, 2021


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