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[New! 2021] ADMISSION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP TO THE FOREFRONT STUDIES PROGRAM ON GLOCAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LEADERS FOR CO-DEVELOPMENT OF ASIA AND JAPAN 2021 (Doctor of Engineering degree,Doctor of Environmental Studies degree)

The Graduate School of Engineering at Gifu University, as well as the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Environmental

Studies at Nagoya University are accepting applications from foreign students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The “Forefront Studies Program on Glocal Civil Engineering Leaders for Co-development of Asia and Japan” will be started in 2021 as a cooperative program between Nagoya University and Gifu University. The course works and research supervision in this program are carried out in English. Five and three internationalstudents will be accepted to Nagoya University and Gifu University,respectively, with a scholarship granted by Japanese Government. We greatly appreciate if you can forward this letter to any departments of your university that may be related with Civil and Environmental Engineering. Here are highlights of this new program;

  • Joint doctoral course program for Civil Engineering Leaders between Gifu and Nagoya Universities,
  • Only applicants not residing in Japan are eligible for application,
  • The selected applicants will join DC course from October, 2021,
  • The MEXT scholarship will be provided to the selected candidates,
  • The selection will be made by submitted documents and online interview,
  • Deadline for application is 29th, Jan, 2021, and the result will be informed in early March,
  • The program mainly focuses on students from ASEAN countries, but those who from 'priority countries' specified by MEXT may be accepted for the program.

For further information, please refer to our program website <http://www.civil.nagoya-u.ac.jp/forefront/index.html>, or send an
inquiry to civil-kokusai@gifu-u.ac.jp.


Disaster Reduction Studies Course aims to develop engineers with knowledge of seismic disasters, ground disasters, climatic disasters, etc. as well as the skills necessary for disaster prevention. In addition, students will focus on identifying and finding solutions to problems with emphasis on the creation of a safe and comfortable social environment and local community.

The Disaster Reduction Studies Course provides lectures and seminars on "disaster-prevention design", "seismic engineering", "applied geology" and others, in addition to promoting a basic knowledge of civil engineering.