School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA)

Five-year Doctoral Program (Ph.D. Program in Humanics)

1. Number of Students to be Admitted

August Selection (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Program Number of Students to be Admitted
Ph.D. Program in Humanics a few (including General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  1. Students are enrolled in April.

January to February Selection Process (General Selection Process / Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)

Program Number of Students to be Admitted
Ph.D. Program in Humanics a few (including General Selection Process and Special Selection Process for Working Individuals)
  1. Students are enrolled in April or October.

2. Eligibility for Application

General Selection Process (For April Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:
  • Individuals who have graduated or who will graduate from a Japanese four-year university by March 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree in Japan by March 2023
  • Individuals who have graduated or expected to graduate from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of a school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree by March 2023
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:
  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 22 years old and will be 22 years old by March 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

General Selection Process (For October Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:
  • Individuals who have graduated or who will graduate from four-year university by September 2023
  • Individuals who have earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree by September 2023
  • Individuals who have graduated or expected to graduate from a university outside of Japan that implements 16 or more years of a school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree by April to September 2023
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Those who need the Eligibility Screening before applying:
  • Individuals who are deemed to be equivalent to have earned a master’s degree or a specialized degree, besides those who have turned 22 years old and will be 22 years old by September 2023
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)

Special Selection Process for Working Individuals (For April or October Entry)

Applicants will be deemed eligible if they meet one of the following requirements and have or expect to have two years of full-time or part-time research experience in biomedical sciences or physical sciences/engineering/informatics (by March 2023 for those who wish to enroll in April 2023 and by September 2023 for those who wish to enroll in October 2023)

  • Individuals who have graduated from a Japanese four-year university
  • Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of a school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Individuals who have been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

(If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an e-mail.)