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Double Degree Program

Program Outline

To foster leading global talent through international joint research and cooperation with high-level international education programs, the Graduate School of Science offers double degree programs for master’s and doctoral students. A double degree is a study program based on an agreement between Osaka University and an overseas university in which both universities award their own degree to participating students who satisfy each university’s requirements for degree conferment. The Center for the Advancement of Research and Education Exchange Networks in Asia (CAREN) has promoted a double degree since 2014. The Graduate School of Science is currently implementing a double degree program with many universities in the master’s and doctoral programs. In this program, participating graduate students must stay and study at each university for at least one year. A small number of students can participate in this program.

Program Structure

Students participating in the double degree program must start studying at their home university (or sending university) at the beginning of the program. Subsequently, the students enroll in the host university (or receiving university) as a regular student and study to meet the requirement for a degree at the host university. Then the students return to the home university and study toward achieving two equivalent level degrees. In order to be awarded a Double Degree, students must fulfill the requirements at both institutions.

Master Course

Doctoral Course

※ The above study period is an example. The details are defined in an additional agreement, “Cotutelle”, for each participant.

List of Double Degree Partner Universities

(As of April 1, 2020)

Course Partner Institution Country/Region Year of Agreement
Master Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Institut Teknologi Bandung Indonesia 2014
Department of Chemical Physics and Material Sciences, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Kazakhstan 2015
University of Science, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 2015
Universiti Malaya Malaysia 2015
Institute of Science, Suranaree University of Technology Thailand 2019
Doctoral Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Institut Teknologi Bandung Indonesia 2014
College of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University Taiwan 2015
College of Science, De La Salle University Philippines 2015
Department of Chemical Physics and Material Sciences, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Kazakhstan 2015
University of Science, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 2015
Universiti Malaya Malaysia 2015
National Tsing Hua University Taiwan 2016
School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 2017
Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University Thailand 2018
College of Science, Nanyang Technological University Singapore 2018
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Sorbonne University France 2018
Strasbourg University France 2019
Institute of Science, Suranaree University of Technology Thailand 2019

Inquiry

For details of the programs with each partner university, please contact the office for Graduate Students by e-mail:  ri-daigakuin@office.osaka-u.ac.jp