Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
OIST is a graduate university located in the beautiful subtropical island of Okinawa. The university offers talented students full funding to study for a PhD in the STEM field, and students have access to modern laboratory facilities and the equipment you need to get you to the cutting edge in your research area. Coursework and research are conducted entirely in English. With strong emphasis in interdisciplinary research and education, OIST encourage students to be highly competent in their core discipline, while also learning to communicate scientifically with people in completely different disciplines. Having about 260 PhD students, 80% of which are from overseas, OIST represents about 60 countries and regions. This diverse environment in every aspect will indeed stimulate your curiosity and trigger inspiration. Surrounded by the world-class faculty, the state-of-art research equipment and the beautiful coral reef ocean, your true innovation will spark from this island.