Introduction

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's graduate program for international students offers highly qualified individuals opportunities to pursue graduate studies and research in the field of civil and environmental engineering. The fields of study include Infrastructure Management, Transportation Planning, Environmental Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Concrete and Material Engineering, Structural and Wind Engineering, and Earthquake Engineering.

The program includes courses specially designed for international students, in which class instruction and research supervision are given in English and/or Japanese. Master theses and doctoral dissertations are also accepted in English. Japanese language courses are also offered for foreign students and their spouses. Currently, there are 66 students registered in this program.

The programs start either in the beginning of April or at the end of September and require a standard full time attendance of two years for a Master of Engineering degree and three years for a Doctor of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy degree. Most students are financially supported by the scholarships from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Scheme. Other international organizations such as the World Bank and other private and public agencies also offer scholarships for graduate studies in our program.

As of March 2017, 451 students from different countries have already graduated from our program and are engaged in academic and professional activities all over the world. We take pride in that many of our graduates have established themselves very well in their respective careers.

Graduated Students under this program

(Till March 2017)

Country Doctor Course Master Course Total
Afghanistan 0 1 1
Bangladesh 17 38 55
Bhutan 0 2 2
China 7 20 27
East Timor 0 2 2
Egypt 9 1 10
Ethiopia 1 1 2
Honduras 0 1 1
India 3 4 7
Indonesia 6 13 19
Iran 4 1 5
Korea 2 5 7
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1
Malaysia 0 2 2
Mongolia 1 6 7
Myanmar 7 29 36
Nepal 21 36 57
Pakistan 8 29 37
Peru 0 1 1
Philippines 2 12 14
Sri Lanka 33 42 75
Syria 0 1 1
Tanzania 0 1 1
Thailand 7 6 13
Turkey 0 1 1
Uzbekistan 1 0 1
Vietnam 28 38 66
Total 157 294 451

Currently Enrolled Students

(As of April 2017)

Country Doctor Course Master Course Total
Afghanistan 0 1 1
Bangladesh 7 1 8
Bhutan 0 1 1
China 3 1 4
Guinea Bissau 0 1 1
India 0 2 2
Indonesia 0 1 1
Iran 1 0 1
Malaysia 0 1 1
Mongolia 0 1 1
Mozambique 0 1 1
Myanmar 1 5 6
Nepal 2 5 7
Nigeria 0 1 1
Pakistan 4 8 12
Philippines 0 2 2
Sri Lanka 2 2 4
Tanzania 0 1 1
Thailand 1 0 1
Uganda 0 1 1
Vietnam 4 5 9
Total 25 41 66