15 November 2019.


Okinawa, Japan.

(Paid Opportunity)


OIST Graduate School.

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.

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OIST is committed to the development of individual student’s knowledge and skills, not only in research, but also for career development and leadership in the scientific research and education environment of the future.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Environmental and Ecological sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematical and computational sciences
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

5 years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The basic requirement for the OIST Graduate Program is completion of a Bachelors, Masters or equivalent degree prior to the admission date.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Financial support  of 2.4 million yen per year (taxable) is provided for each year of approved full-time study for PhD students.
  • Course fees will also be covered.
  • Personal computer.
  • Students additionally receive support for relocation to Okinawa.
  • financial support for educational travel and conference attendance.

How to Apply

First Step: Make sure that you have all the Required Documents:

  1. Transcript and Diploma: Scanned copies of your current academic transcript and any completed diploma (BSc, MSc, etc.) in PDF format. An English explanation is required for transcripts that are not written in English.
  2. Applicant’s Statement: This should not be more than 400 words.
  3. Passport.
  4. Recommendation Letter: Each applicant is required to have at least 2 and no more than 5 letters of recommendation from appropriate academic referees. As a rule, it is very helpful for the admissions committee to have three or more letters: two is a minimum requirement. 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. Proof of English Proficiency: 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.
    • There is no minimum score required but the information is necessary for determining preparatory course requirements.

Optional Documents:
The following documents may be submitted optionally, and will be taken into consideration by the selection committee if available:

  1. Additional evidence of academic ability such as GRE general or specific test scores obtained within the last 2 years.
  2. Additional material such as the title and abstract of publications and oral presentations, and other evidence of achievement.

Second Step: Start your online application here:

  • Create your account.
  • Fill in your application form step by step, then submit.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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