Student Recruitment


学費は5年間無料(入学時32歳以下の場合)で、Research AssistantやTeaching Assistantを利用した若干の補助もあります。







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We always welcome outstanding graduate student candidates. Please contact me if you are interested.

The Graduate School of Brain Science commenced in April 2012 in Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. This is the first graduate program in Japan, which is explicitly specialized in Neuroscience. We have successfully recruited world-renowned scientists and researchers in the fields of synaptic physiology, neural development, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, and biophysics as the faculty (see below). We firmly believe that our faculty can offer strong research and educational environment that would attract outstanding international students interested in neuroscience. We welcome individuals who are passionate about pursuing career in neuroscience research and from any academic fields. Below is the basic information about our institute and the program. You will find more information on the school web site and can contact us.

Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function

Presynaptic physiology.

Shigeo Takamori, Laboratory of Neural Membrane Biology

Molecular physiology of synaptic vesicles.

Jun Motoyama, Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology

Molecular mechanisms regulating the development of neural stem cells.

Yoshio Sakurai, Laboratory of Neural Information

Synaptic diversity and neural circuitry.

Susumu Takahashi, Laboratory of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Mechanisms underlying the behavior of animals.

Fumino Fujiyama, Laboratory of Neural Circuitry

Defining neural circuitry in the brain.

Nobuyuki Nukina, Laboratory of Cognition and Aging

Research in Alzheimer’s disease.

Hiroaki Misono, Laboratory of Ion Channel Pathophysiology

Regulatory mechanisms of neuronal ion channels and excitability.

The graduate program is a five year PhD program. All graduate students (less than 32 years old at time of admission) are exempted from their tuitions (no stipend support, however, there are fellowships available, see ‘Financial support’ below). The faculty will determine the admission of a student based on: 1) an essay and an interview, 2) english skills evidenced by TOEFL iBT or TOEIC, and 3) academic excellence (GPA). We currently accept 10 students each year.

  The curriculum and more detailed information about the program are available on our web site. Please check it out.