[Scholarship is offered for this program]
The International Graduate Program for Advanced Science (IGPAS) was initiated in October 2004 as one of the first International Priority Graduate Programs supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT). The lecture courses are taught in English, and the students are not required to learn Japanese language, although they are encouraged to learn it for their daily life. Scholarship opportunities are available for those who meet our qualifications and academic standards. Since its establishment in 2004 to September 2015, IGPAS has conferred 81 Master of Science degrees and 59 Doctor of Science degrees to students from 22 countries.
IGPAS is a 5-year graduate program combining a 2-year master’s program and a 3-year doctoral program. Admission for the 3-year doctoral program is also available. Each student is affiliated with one of 6 departments: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Geophysics, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Each department determines its own curriculum and course requirements. Availability of classes varies depending on the semester and/or departments. Students may consult their supervisor about their research plan each semester before registration.
(Online pre-application: October 17-November 17, Application: November 1-November 30)
IGPAS 2017 (as of August, 2016)
Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship
■ Monthly stipend: 146,000 JPY as a master’s student / 147,000 JPY as a doctoral student
■ Flight tickets between the applicant’s country of nationality and Japan
■ Exemption from application, admission, and tuition fees
It offers 20 Japanese Government scholarship opportunities; 16 for Master’s students and 4 for Doctoral students.
Please visit the website for more information.
** Applicants may directly apply to the respective website. Once you are SELECTED, you NEED to inform your personal data to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) .