Do you want to study PhD in Japan? Japan offers wide range of options for post graduate and research programs. It is one of the most successful in Asia. 13 Japan university is top 50 university list of Asia. This is very big success. There are thousands of universities in Japan; most of them are private institutions. Private institutions host many international post graduate students each year. Private universities has an important part on Japan education system.
PhD in Japan: Details
Students who want to study PhD in Japan have to complete master’s degree first. PhD takes minimum three years in Japan. But it can take 4 years for some fields like medicine, pharmacy, dentistry.
Some universities require test before entering PhD program. This exam is called as graduate entry test. Check if the university that you choose require this test or not. PhD comes after master’s degree in Japan. So; applicants must have Master’s Degree or equivalent to apply PhD in Japan. Some of the Japan universities offers PhD degree program without masters. This program takes 5 years and applicant start that after four year of bachelor’s degree studies. You need to show proficiency in English to apply. TOEFL or IELTS scores; or both of them can be necessary.
You should show the web sites of universities and look for online application form. Complete and submit application form; add your CV if it is necessary. Then university will require some documents like English profiency exam results. Required documents changes according to university. You may benefit from scholarship options if you are eligible.