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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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Cafeteria

OIST's café promotes the use of locally farmed ingredients for a healthy, delicious menu.The café includes a bakery which offers freshly-baked bread throughout the day, and the menu is prepared fresh onsite everyday.

Fitness Gym

The OIST gym, located in the Village Center, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round. Any OIST employee or student or family member thereof who registers and attends a training session can use treadmills, elliptical trainers, spin bikes, weight machines, free weights, exercise mats, and other resources.

Health Center

The Health Center, located in the Center Building, manages regular employee and student health exams, including special health screening for research personnel and influenza vaccinations for all OIST members. The center also provides first-aid and health consultation during work hours and events.

OIST's café, "kaito+" sells freshly made bakery products and coffee. It's a popular venue to sit and chat for people from both in and out of OIST.

In additional to fitness center, there are also various active student groups that practice Capoeira, Yoga, and many other sports activities.

OIST Health Clinic is staffed by a bilingual doctor and nurse to provide basic medical services to OIST members and their families living on and off campus.



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