Graduate School ofDental Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy / Dental Science / Clinical Dentistry / Master of Oral Science
  • Dentists and researcher
  • Dental Science
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Oral Anatomy/ Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry/ Aging Science and Pharmacology/ Oral Neuroscience/ Oral, Brain and Total Health Science/ Preventive and Dental Public Health/ Pediatric Dentistry and Special Need Dentistry/ Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics/ Biomaterials/ Endodontology and Operative Dentistry/ Periodontology/ Fixed Prosthodontics/ Implant and Rehabilitative Dentistry/ Oral Pathology/ Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/ Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology/ Dental Anesthesiology/ Geriatric Dentistry and Perioperative Medicine/Dental Education/General Dentistry
  • Research StudentsApril Admission: Around December, every year
    October Admission: Around July, every year
  • Master’s ProgramApril Admission
    Application Period: December - January, every year
    October Admission: Not Fixed
  • Doctoral ProgramApril Admission
    1st Application Period: August-September, every year
    2nd Application Period: December - January, every year
    October Admission: May-June, every year


Since the establishment of the Faculty of Dental Science in 2000, we have been working to enhance education, research and dental care under the philosophy of "Overall Well-being through Oral Health". Our graduate school international course was established in 2010, and as many as 51 students, mainly from China, Southeast Asia and Middle East, have obtained a Ph.D. degree with us so far. To attract more international students to join our graduate school we started a 2 years Master's program in 2022. In addition, we signed a double degree agreement with the College of Dentisty, Yonsei University in Korea in March 2023, so our students can obtain two PhD degrees if they fulfil the graduation requirements of both universities. On the research side, we established the Oral Health/Brain Health/ Total Health (OBT) Research Center in 2016, based on the idea that maintaining oral health leads to brain and overall health. Furthermore, a new Dent-craniofacial Development and Regeneration (DDR) Research Center was established in 2021 to promote further research and clinical trials for the development of regenerative medicine in the oral field. From now on, we plan to focus on the research conducted at these two research centers and share our research results with the world, and ultimately, we aim to be a “Global Hub for Dental Science”.

Student’s Voice

What is your research about?
Enrolling at the Graduate School of Dental Science, Department of Endodontology and Operative Dentistry was the dream that came true for me. Our department focuses on regeneration of dental tissues using various stem cell types including induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs. Engaging in such pioneer research came with some challenges, but my supervisor was very supportive and his kind guidance helped me a lot to get through these difficulties. My colleagues too were friendly and cooperative. Thanks to them, my life in Kyushu University became fascinating.
What is an advantage of Kyushu University?
Kyushu University offers great deal of support and courses to learn Japanese for all levels. The teachers are very kind and their classes are interesting and essential for daily life. Advanced courses for Business Japanese are available to help students with job hunting. Teachers’ kind support for international students helped us to overcome language difficulties and cultural barriers.
(From Syria)



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