Yokohama National University, Japan: Special International Program
Designation/Position- Yokohama National University, Japan
Yokohama National University, Japan invites application for Special International Program for Urban Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries from eligible candidates.
About- “Special International Program for Urban Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (‘Civil and Development’ program) ” and “International Graduate Program for Innovation of Civil Engineering through ICT technologies (‘Civil and ICT/IoT’ program)” are belonging to Department of Infrastructure and Urban Society for the master course and Department of Urban Innovation for the doctor course in Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University. It is the all-English graduate program at the doctor and master level in the field of civil engineering. Yokohama National University
Research/Job Area- Civil Engineering
Doctoral Course An applicant willing to admit in the Doctor course must have following academic requirements: An applicant should have outstanding academic records in undergraduate as well as Master degree, and shows robust research potential An applicant should normally possesses a four-year bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Proof of an applicant’s English proficiency (An official score of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent)
Master Course An applicant willing to admit in the Master course must have following academic requirements: An applicant should have outstanding academic records in undergraduate An applicant should normally possesses a four-year bachelor’s degree. Proof of an applicant’s English proficiency (An official score of TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent) For both the Master course and the Doctor course, an applicant should be in good mental and physical health.
Field of Study: Civil Engineering. The major fields of study are:
- Structural Engineering
- Estuarine and Coastal Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Transportation and Urban Engineering
- Concrete Engineering
Language: All of the education, such as classes, seminars, and studios, are carried out in English. Master thesis and dissertation should be written in English.
Doctoral Program: The Doctoral Course in the program is exclusively research study. The progress of research will be continually supervised, monitored and assessed by the respective supervisor through laboratory discussions, seminars, and presentation throughout the study period. The successful completion of the dissertation research with peer-reviewed academic publications is a key for the graduation.
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
Requirements for Graduation:
- Satisfactorily complete at least 6 credits of course works, 6 credits of Off-Campus Practice and 8 credits of seminars.
- Satisfactorily pass dissertation examination assessed by a committee which is composed of at least 5 committee members in related fields.
Master course students in the program are required to take necessary credits of course works and studios/internship and additional successful completion of the master thesis. Student’s research progress is supervised and assessed by the respective supervisor during discussion, seminars, and presentation within laboratory throughout the study period.
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Requirements for Graduation:
- Satisfactorily complete at least 30 credits of course works, studios/internship and seminars
- Successfully pass master thesis examination.
How to Apply-
Two MEXT scholarships for the master’s course and five for the doctoral course are going to be allocated every year to “Civil and Development” program. Four MEXT scholarships for the doctoral course are allocated every year to “Civil and ICT/IoT” program. The candidates who wish to receive the MEXT scholarship allocated to this program can only apply for October enrollment.
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Qualifications for MEXT scholarship prioritized allocated to this program
1) have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
2) Be 34 years of age or younger as of April 1, 2021
3) Be able to arrive in Japan before 2021 Fall semester will begin.
For the application for October 2021 enrollment, applicants must submit the following documents by both E-mail and Postal-mail, considering the COVID-19 situation.
PDF copies of the following documents (1, 2 &3) must reach the correspondence E-mail address no later than December 20th, 2020.
All the original documents (1, 2, 3 & 4) also shall arrive at the correspondence address by Postal-mail (including Fedex and DHL etc.) no later than January 15, 2021.
1) Completed Application Form
(including “Field of interest in detail and study plan at Yokohama National University”)
2) Official transcript(s)
For the Doctoral Course, official transcripts showing the applicant’s academic performance from both an undergraduate and a master’s course.
For the Master course, an official transcript showing the applicant’s academic performance from an undergraduate course.
3)Proof of an applicant’s English proficiency (an official score of TOEFL or IELETS or equivalent).
4)Two confidential Recommendation Letters in the specific form
Each letter should be in a sealed envelope with the signature of the recommender over the flap of the envelope and should be sent to the correspondence address directly.
Recommendation Letter Form
* The application period may be shortened due to an unpredictable situation.
Please prepare the required documents as early as possible.
|E-mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org |
*Please attach the PDF copies of application documents(1, 2 &3).
*Please do not attach anything unnecessary.
|Postal-mail Address |
Prof. Koichi Maekawa
Foreign Student Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Yokohama National University
79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku
*All the original documents (1, 2, 3 & 4) also shall arrive no later than January 15, 2021.
Last Date for Apply– 20 December 2020