Overview of the Courses

Kyushu University provides an international program in the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences. The program is termed International Development Research Course and qualifies for the Master's and Doctoral degrees for international students. The program has been implemented since 1994 and currently more than 200 individuals have completed the program successfully. The Master's Course in the program is a 24-month intensive full-time course consisting of several block modules given in English and dissertation research. The semester begins in October.In the Doctoral Course, research on the specified subject is carried out under the supervision of a group of academic staff. The doctoral dissertation is tailored to the theme of the course selected. Doctoral degree is awarded for the successful completion of the research.
The Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences has been reformed since adimission 2010. There are four departments in the Master's Course and five departments in the Doctoral course. Department of Innovative Science & Technology for Bio-Industry (DISTBI) is open only for Doctoral course applicants. The faculty members in DISTBI belong to any of the four departments in case of Master's course. Each department has a couple of Educational Course.
We are preparing 8 seats for Doctoral Course and 4 seats for Master's Course supported by a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT; Monbu-kagaku sho) .
In addition to the MEXT seats, we have been awarded 2 seats for Master's Course supported by Asian Development Bank-Japanese Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP). You are required to complete the Online Entry Form(s) to apply for these scholarships. There are two separate online entry forms. Please click it and fill information requested.
Please make sure that you read the guidelines for application very carefully before going to the online entry.
For Master's course applicants: If you are eligible for both scholarships, you may complete both online entry forms.

Application Guideline

Online Entry

Available only between November 1 and November 30, 2016, 24:00 (Japan Time).

We strongly recommend that you contact your potential supervisor before filling out the entry form.


Selection Schedule

Differences between ADB-JSP and MEXT scholarship

  ADB ScholarshipMEXT Scholarship
Scholarship coverage Master's course ONLY Master's and doctoral courses
Full-time working experienceAt least TWO years requiredNot required
Age limitation Born after February 9, 1982 Born after April 2, 1982
Current residencyApplicant's home countryOutside of Japan
Income limitationAppliedN/A
Overseas study experienceNot allowedN/A
Degree requirementBachelor's degree holders only Bachelor's and master's degree holders
Requirement upon course completion Immediate return to home countryN/A

Contact us
If you have any queries regarding the entry to MEXT scholarship and ADB-JSP,
please e-mail to:
Student Section
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
Kyushu University
6-10-1 Hakozaki Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
812-8581 Japan

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