Graduate School of Sustainability Science, Department of Dryland Science 鳥取大学 持続性社会創生科学研究科 国際乾燥地科学専攻

Programs for International Students

Programs for International Students

In order to actively accept international students, the department offers the following programs for international students.

International students accepted under these programs will belong to the Special Program in English. All courses offered and research supervision will be conducted in English.

Degree Completion Requirements

Detailed information is provided in the Course Regulations Regarding Department of Dryland Science, Graduate School of Sustainability Science, Tottori University. Besides, students must enroll in the graduate school for at least 2 years to complete the master's program.

Course Regulations Regarding Department of Dryland Science, Graduate School of Sustainability Science, Tottori University

Curriculum for Special Program for Foreign Students in Arid Land Agricultural Sciences

Compulsory subjects consist of three subjects (18 credits) taught by the primary supervisor and Special Exercises in Arid Land ⅠA and ⅡA.In addition, students are required to earn at least 30 credits combining compulsory and elective subjects. Students should consult the primary supervisor as for the choice of elective subjects.


Please click on the following link to find course syllabi.


Academic Calendar

Please view the annual academic calendar.

Research Guidance

Research guidance is given to a student by three faculty members consisting of one primary supervisor and two secondary supervisors. Students must prepare their research plan and research report under their primary supervisor's guidance and submit them by the designated dates each year. Lack of submission of a research plan or research report means that the student did not receive research guidance.

Special Program in Dryland Agricultural Sciences with Reference to SDGs in Developing Countries

This program aims to nurture human resources who can contribute to the development of their own countries in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under a comprehensive education and research system that covers everything from agriculture and environmental conservation to regional development in dry lands.

JICA Trainee Acceptance Program

This program accepts foreign students under a program implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).



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