Overview of the Graduate Program
Saitama University is a reputed national university for higher education and research in Japan. The university has four graduate schools: Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Cultural Science, Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Economic Science. In total, 1317 graduate students are currently enrolled in the University.
To bring the university to International Standard and to provide the overseas students an opportunity to pursue higher education in Japan, International Graduate Program on Civil and Environmental Engineering was launched by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 1992. It offers opportunities to highly qualified students from overseas to pursue graduate studies and do research in various disciplines of environmental science and civil engineering. The fields of study include Infrastructure Management, Transportation Planning, Environmental Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Concrete and Material Engineering, Structural and Wind Engineering, Earthquake Engineering.
The graduate program includes courses specially designed for international students, in which class instruction and research supervision are given in English and/or Japanese. Master thesis and doctoral dissertation are accepted in English. Japanese language courses are also offered for foreign students and their spouses. So far, 215 students from different countries have graduated from our program and they are engaged in academic and professional activities in different parts of the world.