I-GES International Graduate Program in Global Education Studies Doctoral CourseI-GES International Graduate Program in Global Education Studies Doctoral Course

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Graduate Course (I-GES Doctoral Program)Graduate Course

I-GES, which will be launched in 2023 and is conducted exclusively in English, was developed as part of the FGL Program at Tohoku University. The I-GES Doctoral Program offers professional development opportunities for students who aspire to take on global leadership roles in the area of education. Those who wish to complete the I-GES Doctoral Program must be enrolled for at least three years and acquire a minimum of nine credits of coursework. An international joint supervision system is applied in this program. The degree of Ph.D. in Education is conferred upon completion of the program.

List of Faculty Members

Research Themes
Associate Professor TANIGUCHI, Kazuya Curriculum for a new era based on multicultural society; class and test creation to “improve academic performance”
Associate Professor MATSUMOTO, Dai Adult and community education; community learning centers; life history and lifelong learning
Associate Professor LIU, Jing Improving equity and quality in public education; Education and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs4) in the post-2015 development agenda; school education in the SDG era; internationalization of higher education; international education and development
Professor SUEMATSU, Kazuko Intercultural education; international education in higher education; internationalization of education
Associate Professor TAKAMATSU, Mino Building a multicultural society; social education; human rights education
Associate Professor WATABE, Yuki Internationalization of higher education; international student mobility; international education

I-GES Doctoral Program

I-GES Doctoral Program flow
I-GES Doctoral Program flow
´╝ŐStudents must be enrolled in the I-GES for at least two years and have obtained at least nine credits, including required and elective credits.
Note: The submision deadlines mentioned above are based on a tentative schedule for your reference. A fixed schedule
will be announced before the program starts in October, 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Does Tohoku University have housing for international students?
A1: I-GES students are given preferential access to the University House and the International House for their first two years. Details will be given during the enrollment procedures.
University House details can be found here.
International House details can be found here.
Q2: Is a TOEIC score acceptable to prove English proficiency?
A2: Sorry, but it is not allowed. Only TOEFL ®Test or IELTS are accepted for application. Whichever you take, the scores must be dated within 2 years of the application deadline.
Q3: I want to apply, but I am working at a university that is not located in Sendai city, or I am living in a foreign country. Can I take the I-GES doctoral course remotely?
A3: Regarding adult students who want to study while working, eligibility will depend on the prospective academic advisor, so they should contact one of the I-GES faculty members and discuss application eligibility before applying. Regarding full-time students, it is difficult to apply for I-GES if they are not available to study in Japan until they complete all coursework and get their Ph.D. degree.
Moreover, I-GES provides online classes/seminars frequently. Please contact the I-GES office for more information.
Q4: I am currently planning to apply for another program as well for this coming academic year. Is it possible to delay the starting of enrollment after being accepted directly?
A4: No, the I-GES program uses a specialized admission process. As a result, you cannot delay your enrollment after being admitted. However, we do offer research student system. Please obtain sufficient information on the system before applying to the program.