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Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Nara - Japan

Located centrally in Kansai Science City, NAIST conducts research and education at the forefront of science and technology in the areas of information, materials and biological sciences. Nara is an area with a rich history and is home to many historical structures such as Toudai-ji and Kofuku-ji temples which are registered World Heritage Sites. NAIST’s campus atmosphere is very conducive to research, while being conveniently accessible to both Osaka and Kyoto. We hope you choose to enter NAIST to study at the frontier of science and technology, to become a leader globally active in the field of your choice.



The Graduate School of Information Science (GSIS) undertakes high-level fundamental research in information science, while systematically training students to be pioneering researchers and engineers in the areas of information science and engineering.
GSIS has three divisions: Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Informatics. Our Graduate School promotes studies of human information systems, including communication, information management and information processing, as well as more advanced information technology in such areas as human sensing and decision making; next-generation robot technology; infrastructure and management of network security; and bioscience. The educational program fosters expertise in research and development for future technology.


Practical information for incoming doctorate candidates, post-doctorates and staff

Division for Global Education
International Student Affairs Section
Admission information for international students

Practical Welcome Information
Handbook for International Students: Life in Nara
Housing facilities at NAIST: The Guesthouse Sentan is available for incoming doctorate candidates, post-doctorates and staff. A lounge and a fitness center are on the first floor, and reasonably priced accommodations: 27 single and 2 twin rooms are on the second to fourth floors for researchers and other people visiting the university. Single: 60,000 JPY /month ( 450 EUR/month)


Contact details

Junko Iwatsuki
International Activities Coordinator, Division for Global Education, Nara Institute of Science and Technology


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