In an era where the availability of funds plays a big role in determining who students can get for their thesis advisers, OIST offers talented students full funding to study for a PhD in cutting edge laboratories in an environment that fosters excellence. Enthusiastic students wanting to do their thesis research in an exciting and innovative setting should apply.
Students follow an individually tailored academic program providing a strong foundation in their chosen discipline with many interdisciplinary opportunities. An outstanding research environment for thesis research gives students the best possible opportunity to realize their full potential in research.
The Graduate School accepts about 40 full-time graduate students per year. This ensures low numbers of students for each faculty member so that we can deliver best-in-the-world teaching for our graduate program. The basic requirement for the OIST Graduate Program is completion of a Bachelors, Masters or equivalent degree prior to the admission date.