About Saitama University

Saitama University is located in a quite suburban area of Saitama City, the capital of Saitama prefecture. Saitama city is located about 30 kilometers north of metropolitan Tokyo. Central Tokyo can conveniently be accessed by East Japan Railways in about an hourís journey from the university.

The University has five faculties (schools) for undergraduate education -Liberal Arts, Education, Economics, Science, and Engineering- and four graduate schools -Cultural Science, Education, Economic Science, and Science and Engineering-, all offering programs leading to doctorates as well as masterís degrees. The total enrollment in the university is more than 8,500 with more than 500 overseas students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies .


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. 

Number of International Students from 1992 -2007

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