5.5. Categories of Students
The OIST Graduate University recognizes a student body comprising full-time PhD students registered in the OIST graduate program, and also Special Students who are attending OIST for educational purposes but not seeking the OIST degree. The Graduate School aims to ensure an optimal experience for all students at OIST and provides various kinds of support for students in different categories. Students stipulated in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the University Rules are classified as (1) Registered OIST PhD Students or (2) Special Students in several categories.