JDS PROGRAM at the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu university

Outline of the JDS program

Principle policy of the Program

The Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences is composed of 73 laboratories covering wide range of research fields including plant breeding particularly on rice, production of high quality fruit trees and vegetables, agriculture of environmental conservation type, integrated pest control, plant pathology such as plant protection, sustainable agricultural production environment suitable for natural resource management and environmental protection, agricultural meteorology, irrigation, maintenance of agricultural environment such as water utilization technology, high-quality production technology for IT-driven agricultural products, postharvest technology, inspection technology for agriculural products, livestock and fisheries technology, as well as agricultural economics, agricultural policy, farmer management, rural development and spreading of agriculture.

Students of the International Graduate Programs (IGP) belong to one of the following four departments and conduct their thesis research: Department of Bioresource Sciences, Department of Agro-environmental Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology. In addition to class works of the regular curriculum, our graduate school provides the ‘JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)’, which is part of a minor program for all graduate students, and are compulsory subjects for JDS students. This program offers an opportunity to learn alongside Japanese students about actual problems faced by Japan in the development of the country as well as the solutions used to overcome these issues.

Contents of Program

1. Pre-arrival program

Supervision on preparation about the learning material and study contents


2. During the graduate program

  1. Course work (regular curriculum of the degree program): JDS fellows enroll the International Graduate Program of Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences at Kyushu University.
  2. Special programs: the JDS committee at Kyushu University run a special program for the JDS fellows including various site visits, research skill seminars, and welcome/farewell parties.

3. After returning home

  • Follow-up seminars (held locally)
  • Alumni network

Academic Timetable