Doctorate Degrees in Japan

See 5 Top PhDs in Japan 2019

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Japan is an attractive location for thousands of international students from all over the world seeking to earn a postgraduate degree. It is a country that has something for everyone, including countless opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture, modern and cosmopolitan cities that will stimulate your senses, absolutely beautiful natural landscapes and scenery, and plenty of outdoor adventures. A PhD in Japan is a unique opportunity for cultural and intellectual growth as well as valuable international experience.

PhD in Japan programs are world-class with modern and innovative facilities and technologies. Students earning a PhD in Japan are guided through their independent research under the supervision of expert faculty. Graduates of PhD in Japan programs are expected to have the skills necessary to analyze and think critically, conduct quality and respected research, and to be leaders in their field.

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The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University (PhD)

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years April 2019 Japan Hirosaki + 1 more

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (Ph.D.)" is organized on 
 the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university. [+]

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (Ph.D.)" is organized on 
the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university.


This school is operated in close cooperation with the Master's Courses of the four universities and provides an 
independent 3-year Doctoral Course.
 Each student can choose their major advisory professor from faculty belonging to any of the constituent universities
 and other partner research institutions.
 And they attend the university where their major advisory professor belongs to.... [-]


Doctor of Science and Technology

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Hirosaki

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. [+]

Creation of Advanced Science and Technology in the Future

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. Each course aims to bring up engineers who will be able to solve problems with a flexible and perspective consideration from the whole situation.

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PhD – Doctor of Philosophy in Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Japan Tokyo

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Part-time students can earn a Doctoral degree in 2 to 4 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the part-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. All Postgraduate students are considered part-time. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]


PhD in Global Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Japan Tokyo

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Global Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]


PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Japan Tokyo

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]