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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. We recognize every student as a unique individual and take this into account in the design of each student’s program. About 50 cutting-edge laboratories form the hub of the OIST Graduate University, conducting research in a range of fields including physics, chemistry, mathematics, marine sciences, neuroscience, and life sciences. The absence of a departmental structure, along with leading research within each discipline, promotes science without borders.

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[Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University] 2017 February Admissions Workshop - We are now accepting applications!

The next OIST Admissions Workshop will be held on February 14th-16th, 2017 (the actual PhD program starts from September 2017). Please refer to the information below and submit your application before the deadline.

2017 February Admissions Workshop:
- Application deadline for individuals who need visa to enter Japan: November 15th, 2016
- Application deadline for individuals who do not need visa to enter Japan: December 31st, 2016

Please contact admissions@oist.jp if you have any questions regarding the OIST PhD program or admissions.

We're looking forward to receiving your applications.

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Postal code 904-0495
Address 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Department to contact Admissions Office
Phone 098-966-2271
Fax 098-966-1065
Type of research department Researcher development., You can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
Program Master's program
Major Science and Technology
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Number of international students in 2015 84
Remarks The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology offers only a 5-year PhD program.
Please submit following documents through our application website.
https://apply.embark.com/GRAD/OIST

1.Scanned copies of your current academic transcript and any completed diploma (BSc, MSc, etc.) in PDF format.

2.Applicant’s statement. This should be not more than 400 words and should address the following points: •The applicant’s scientific interests and aspirations, and
•What the applicant hopes to gain from undertaking graduate studies at OIST.

3.The application system requires applicants to submit a passport number and upload a scan of their passport photo page.

4.Each applicant is required to have at least 2 but no more than 5 letters of recommendation from appropriate academic referees. In the online application system, the applicant will enter the name and email of each recommender. The system will then contact the referee directly for their letter.

5.An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university for which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score obtained within the last 2 years. •OIST Institutional Code for TOEFL: 8794

The Graduate Admissions Committee makes the selection of students for admission. This Committee reviews all material submitted by each applicant and makes a short-list of about 80 applicants. The short-listed applicants are invited to an Admissions Workshop.
Entry September, 2017
Application category Applicants who DO require special visas to enter Japan
Deadline of application November 15, 2016 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 14, 2017 - February 16, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, English language, Major subjects, Interview
Entry September, 2017
Application category Applicants who DO NOT require special visas to enter Japan
Deadline of application December 31, 2016 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 14, 2017 - February 16, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, English language, Major subjects, Interview

Last update: Nov. 10, 2016

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