PhD and Research Internship Program

PhD and Research Internship Program

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OIST Graduate University, which started admitting students in 2012, offers an interdisciplinary, five-year Ph.D. program in science and technology. Students work with different research units – including at least one outside their field – before selecting their thesis topics, broadening their technical knowledge. A small ratio of professors to students (approximately 1:3) allows students unparalleled access to professors and state-of-the-art research equipment.

OIST PhD Program

The basic requirement for the OIST Graduate Program is completion of a Bachelor, Master or equivalent degree prior to the admission date. Students may submit an application at any time, and it will be screened after the application deadline on November 15th . Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Admissions Selection to conduct interviews with OIST faculty members, held online once a year, as part of the selection process.

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OIST Research Internship Program

Students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from Bachelor and Master programs who are interested in joining the OIST PhD program may undertake educational activity at OIST as a Research Intern. A research internship at OIST provides students with experience working in a research environment under the direction of OIST faculty.

Research Intern places are awarded twice a year on a competitive basis. Selection is highly competitive, and depends on suitability of the intended research, academic background, available funding and space. Not all available positions will necessarily be filled.

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Research Internship Program

Inclusivity and Diversity

OIST strives to create and maintain an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment that does not discriminate against gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, race, ethnicity, ancestry, culture, national origin, religion, or marital status. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

For more details, please refer to the OIST Graduate School Three Policies.

Graduate School Three Policies