Graduate School ofDesign

  • Master of Design/Design Strategy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Design/Engineering
  • Designers, researchers or lecturers at universities or research institutions
  • Design
  • Master's Program in Strategic Design/Environmental Design/Human Life Design and Science/Design Futures/Media Design/Acoustic Design
  • Doctoral Program in Department of Design
  • Research StudentsApril 2023 Admission: November 2022
    October 2023 Admission: May 2023
  • Master’s ProgramAdmission by Personal Merits
    (October 2022/April 2023 Admission): May 2022
    Admission by General Entrance Examination
    (April/October 2023 Admission): August 2022
  • Doctoral ProgramApplication details will be announced on the website as soon as it is decided.


The Graduate School of Design has launched a new curriculum in 2022, intending to promote integrated and cross-disciplinary design in response to the rapidly changing social environment surrounding us in the expanding field of design. All subjects in the master's and doctoral programs will be offered in English, and Japanese language proficiency is not required for graduation. The new master's program devises a system of six courses under the Department of Design. Students can choose from any and all subjects available in the department and conduct their research while developing their expertise through classes from different disciplines. Furthermore, in the doctoral program, there are no course barriers. Students will receive guidance from a group of academic supervisors from multiple disciplines. The Graduate School of Design also offers a unique category of project-based subjects spanning across courses, known as "Studio Projects." These include various phases where students must tackle multiple issues, from design basics to societal implementation. For example, a recent project involved introducing serious games into a rehabilitation program for the elderly to reduce stress and promote rehabilitation. The Graduate School of Design is also committed to collaborating with the industries and has recently worked with a prominent automaker to visualize the usage of electric vehicles in 2030 and collect and analyze comprehensive data on neo-futures to draw future scenarios.

Student’s Voice

What is your research about?
My research theme is primarily about investigating campus-city relationships to understand how cities can sustain university campuses to build a successful functional relation. In my research, I apply different urban analytics research methodologies to analyse this relationship in a deeper way. A sustainable campus-city relationship can open the door to publicise and promote innovation by building connections between students, researchers, and the public. It can also be seen through citizen participation and public engagement with university activities and projects. I hope that my studies will help people better understand this relationship to backup decision-makers in achieving higher sustainability goals and making universities a core hub for city innovation.
What is an advantage of Kyushu University?
After arriving in Japan, I was fortunate enough to attend the Japanese Language Intensive Course for six months. During the course, I had the opportunity to go on many field trips around Fukuoka. The course has also helped me improve my Japanese language and get introduced to the Japanese lifestyle and traditions, which helped me enjoy my stay in Fukuoka.
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