PhD Program at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology OIST Japan:

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University is at the moment accepting applications for admission to the PhD program for the September 2013 intake. We are looking across the globe for students who will do well in an atmosphere of encouragement for discovery and innovation. With over half of OIST students and faculty coming from outside Japan, OIST offers the highest level of graduate education even as embedded in a beyond doubt international environment. About 50 cutting-edge laboratories conducting research in a range of fields form the focal point of the OIST Graduate University. Based on a firm foundation in the basic sciences, we encourage and promote education that is highly interdisciplinary. 

The graduate program features interactive teaching with tutorial-style courses providing preparation for thesis research. Course design is customized to the sole requirements of individual students. From the beginning, students work side by side with world-class faculty and researchers in well-equipped laboratories. 

We are now selecting our next class of graduate students and we are interested in the opportunities for PhD study at OIST to be as widely known as possible. Our intake is limited to about 20 students per year, and we aspire to recruit excellent students. All students receive an internationally competitive support package, health insurance, and support financially on-campus housing. 

More information about the program and how to apply on-line is available at: 

Application Deadline: 31 December 2012

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