The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is a postgraduate multidisciplinary college that offers a PhD program for 5 years in science. More than half of faculty and students are recruited from outside Japan, and all research is conducted in English.
OIST conducts internationally recognized science and technology education and research, contributes to sustainable development in Okinawa, promotes and supports the advancement of science and technology in Japan and around the world. The College of Graduate Studies accepts about 50 students each year. This ensures that the number of students per faculty member decreases so that they can offer the best education in the world for their graduate programs.
The basic requirement for the OIST Graduate Program is to complete a Bachelor’s, Master’s or equivalent degree prior to the date of admission. Candidates are selected for admission regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability or gender.
Students admitted by the Graduate School will be contacted to start visa arrangements and campus housing.
OIST will cover transportation costs up to the maximum level (international: ¥ 500,000 / local: ¥ 250,000)
Financial support (taxable) of up to 2.4 million yen per year is provided for each year of full-time study.
Step 1: Selected students must open an Embark account to apply online. Then they need to download the following documents:
The required documents:
OIST Institutional Code for TOEFL: 8794
OIST address for IELTS: Admissions and Career Development Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun,
Okinawa, Japan 904-0495
There is no minimum required grade but information is necessary to determine the requirements of the preparatory course.
– Additional evidence of academic ability, such as GRE scores, obtained during the past two years.
OIST Institutional Code for GRE reports: 8794
– Additional material such as title, research summaries, oral presentations and other evidence.