5.3. The OIST Graduate Program
The OIST graduate school offers an integrated doctoral program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The degree of PhD is a research postgraduate degree. Such a degree shall be awarded to a candidate who
- meets admission requirements and receives and accepts an offer of admission, and is registered as a full-time PhD student for a minimum of three years and not more than ten years; and
- satisfactorily completes prescribed coursework amounting to at least 30 points (20 from courses, 10 from research work) or alternatively, has obtained the equivalent number of credits based on prior study; and
- presents a successful thesis representing the result of the candidate's research which should constitute an original contribution to knowledge and contain material worthy of publication; and
- satisfies the examiners in an oral examination in matters relevant to the subject of the thesis.