Program Structure

Joint Graduate School Program

In this graduate program, Waseda University professors and the selected NIMS researchers will supervise the doctoral students towards obtaining degrees. The program offers the students to conduct their own research using the advanced facilities in the international research environment, aiming to develop professional recognition and skills.

This program is difined as "Joint Graduate School Program" at NIMS. This designed for materials science majors pursuing degrees from the following Japanese universities in collaboration with NIMS. NIMS researchers are closely involved in the graduate education as university faculty members, which aims to equip the graduates to have a higher research outlook through the latest research ongoing at NIMS.

The interactive environment has been formed by the students together from in and out of Japan, beyond the differences in materials science majors and the experiences. The students would be able to collaborate with colleagues on an international scale.

Student Seminar

Student Seminar is part of the curriculum, all students and faculty members in the program attend. It is designed for the students to discuss their research results with other researchers and develop their presentation skills in English. It also aims to promote more comprehensive understanding of the research performed at NIMS. Each presentation at the seminar is evaluated by all faculty members.


Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University

On the website of Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, you can find details on admission, and several information for current and former students.

The graduate program is also available for Master's students. Find out here on the admission of the Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

* If you plan to enter the Master's program, you are not eligible to apply for the NIMS Research Assistantship. However, various types of scholarships are available at Waseda University. There is also a chance to get financial support from NIMS. Please consult your potential NIMS supervisor.

Doctoral degree in Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Five credits are required for the completion. 1 credit each from the English course 'Doctoral Student Technical Writing' and the research ethics course is mandatory. 3 credits are required by choosing courses offered by the department. (Up to 2 out of 3 credits can be earned from Master's courses offered by the same department.) This program students may need to go to Waseda University for some lectures, but commuting from NIMS to the university will not be often.

Apart from the prescribed courses, NIMS-Waseda Joint Symposium is held every year, where all department professors and students get together for the student’s research presentations.

For the academic calendar and syllabus, please go to "For Current Students - Handbooks, Syllabus" on the graduate school website.

Doctoral degree in Department of Materials Science

Five credits are required for the completion. 1 credit from the research ethics course is mandatory. Learning opportunities are open to equip the broad scientific and technological knowledge as well as a well-rounded education in liberal arts, social sciences.

This program students may need to go to Waseda University for some lectures, but commuting from NIMS to the university will not be often.

For the academic calendar and syllabus, please go to "For Current Students - Handbooks, Syllabus" on the graduate school website.