FEATURED INSTITUTIONS>Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University

Total number of students

504 (457 from overseas) as of 2016



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About the University

Toward a world-class graduate school of science and technology: IPS

A global paradigm shift is bringing with it an increasingly important role for higher education. Waseda University has been working to construct a new university system to produce the vital research and education required by 21st-century society. As it continues to establish itself as a university of special significance in Asia, Waseda's aim now is to develop a network of relations with various regions, groups, and university organizations, thereby to form a concentration of varied knowledge and strive to build a world of peace and plenty through "co-creation of knowledge" in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems (IPS) is the leading edge of activity toward making these visions a reality. The setting is Kitakyushu, a city with a vibrant manufacturing tradition. In the ten years since its founding, IPS has worked to foster technical talent by means of education that unites the latest and most advanced expertise, while creating a stimulating environment for research and education by bringing students together, not only from across Japan but also from China and other Asian countries, for collaboration with a teaching staff that boasts a richly variegated background. IPS also takes pride in being fully prepared to support the formation of careers suited to this progressively globalized world.

Numerous IPS graduates who are now doing research and teaching not only in Japan but also across Asia continue to establish our reputation as a place of learning. These talented graduates ensure that we are on our way to achieving our next goal of becoming not only a regional but also a world-class institution.

We will remain deeply committed to sending forth from our campus in Kitakyushu a long line of knowledgeable and capable people endowed with an international perspective and educational background into Asia and the world beyond.



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Facilities and support programs for international students

Lectures offered in both English and Japanese

  • IPS offers subjects available in both English and Japanese. We are strongly recommending our students to participate in international conferences so that a large number of our students will have opportunities to give presentations in English at such conferences.

Scholarship programs

Dormitory for International Students

  • IPS provides inexpensive and comfortable dormitory accommodations for international students as well as various kinds of support to facilitate productive research and education.

Cosmopolitan research community

  • IPS brings together students with different cultures, languages, and social backgrounds from various parts of Asia and the world.

Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University


2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, 808-0135


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Total number of students

504 (457 from overseas) as of 2016


Admission fee: ¥200,000 for 2017

Tuition fee: ¥1,114,000 for 2017

Other: ¥53,000 for 2017