■□■ Program Policy
■□■ Program Period
■□■ Selection Process and Program Completion
■□■ About Research Units
■□■ Honors Program Curriculum
■□■ Laboratory Rotation
■□■ Grant-type Scholarship
■□■ Scholarship Qualifications
・To develop a strong research interest in your
own scientific field.
・To develop multi-disciplinary insight.
・To obtain a capacity for leadership in fields of academia, industry and government.
4 years (beginning from a master's course's 2nd year to the 3rd year of a doctor's course). The program will start in April for all students entering graduate school in April of the current year or October of the previous year.
Students from the Graduate Schools of Science, Engineering, Engineering Science or Information Science and Technology, Osaka University.
・Students are selected before their doctor’s course. Document screening
and interviews for acceptance are conducted from February to March.
・A Qualifying Examination (QE) is conducted before students proceed to their doctor's course.
・After passing the PhD defense and the final examination, a certificate of completion for the Honors Program will also be awarded.
(All examinations of this program are conducted according to the rules of each research unit.)
All Graduate Schools and Research Institutes and Centers in the science,
engineering and informatics fields at Osaka University jointly organize
research units that reach beyond the frames of the graduate schools themselves
Students choose and belong to one of the following research units:
◇Electronics and Informatics Research Unit
◇Life Science Research Unit
◇Photonics Research Unit
◇Fundamental and Astro Physics Research Unit
◇Environmental Materials & Joining Design Research Unit
◇Materials Science Research Unit**
◇Humanware Research Unit**
◇Pioneering Quantum Beam Application Research Unit**
◇Others to be added*
* To be established in April 2021.
** The Materials Science Research Unit and Humanware Research Unit are mainly managed by the Program for Leading Graduate Schools schemes, and the Pioneering Quantum Beam Application Research Unit is managed by the Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education. The content of these programs and application guidelines are different. Please contact the administrative offices of these programs for details.
Students need to take 10 credits to complete this program.
・Science, Engineering and Informatics Laboratory Rotation I, II, III, IV (1 to 4 credits)
・Science, Engineering and Informatics Internship I, II, III, IV (1 to 4 credits)
・English for Science and Engineering （2 credits）
・Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (2 credits)
・Classes taken in other departments rather than the students' own (2 credits)
●Students will be able to apply part of these credits toward the completion of their master's or doctor's course.
Students choose another laboratory in their research units and study new research methods and themes for 3 to 9 weeks. This is designed to foster new skills and abilities
Internships (domestic or international) are required. Credits are applied
at 1 credit per three-week internship stay.
Students are able to decide their destination and internship duties after discussions with their supervisors. A program mentor will provide planning support. This program strongly encourages students to engage in fields and research methods different from their own to broaden their perspective in multiple fields.
Domestic and international travel expenses for research/training will be supported by this program separate from any scholarships.
After conducting a document review, these scholarships are awarded at 240,000 yen per year to a student starting from the 2nd year of a master's course, and 540,000 yen per year to a student in their doctor's course. These awarded scholarships do not need to be repaid.
each year, grants are awarded to students in accordance with the conditions
1) Those who are not taking a leave of absence.
2) Those who do not receive any research fellowships for young scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science or the Japanese Government Scholarship.
3) Those who do not receive any grant-type scholarships of more than 100,000 yen per month from corporations or foundations.
Honors Program for Graduate Schools in Science, Engineering and Informatics,
Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, B101, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043, JAPAN
TEL +81 6 6850 5293