Double Degree Special Program

Outline of DDP

In 2006, DDP was initiated in Shizuoka University and Warsaw University of Technology.
DDP is the program which enables the student to obtain two kinds of doctoral degrees which are conferred by Shizuoka University and home university.
DDP student enrolls in the both universities simultaneously and receive education and research guidance by supervisors in both universities.

Supervisors discuss the educational and research plan closely and give academic advice to DDP student.
DDP student will stay at each university in turn according to the research and education plan.

The total enrollment period of doctoral degree course is about four years or longer depending on each circumstance.
In this way DDP student will have a new home university (Shizuoka Univ. in Japan) as well as his home university in his home country.
It helps him/her to have valuable international experience and more chances of employment.

For enrollment as DDP student, the home university and Shizuoka University must have concluded not only University agreement but memorandum of DDP.
Moreover, your current supervisor and prospective supervisor in Shizuoka University must discuss the study and research plan prior to your application.

You need to meet these conditions to enroll as DDP.
But this program is, we believe, attractive for you, so please consult with your supervisor positively.

Shizuoka University Doctoral Double Degree partner Universities, including non-Inter-Academia members (Country, Date of agreement)

  1. Warsaw University of Technology (Poland, 2006.Jan.4)
  2. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Romania, 2007.Oct.22)
  3. Gomel State University (Belarus, 2008.June.10)
  4. Kyungpook National University (South Korea, 2010.Mar.2)
  5. Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany, 2010.Aug.30)
  6. Universitas Indonesia ( Indonesia, 2010.Oct.21)
  7. Pusan National University (South Korea, 2010.Nov.2)
  8. Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China, 2010.Nov.25)
  9. Sofia University (Bulgaria, 2012.Jan.24)
  10. Riga Technical University (Latvia, 2014.Feb.10)
  11. Obuda university (Hungary, 2014.May.22)
  12. Sri Ramasamy Memorial (SRM) University (India, 2014.Nov.19)
  13. St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Russia、2014.Nov.20)
  14. Kaunas Institute of Technology (Lithuania, 2015.Oct.22)
  15. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine, 2016.Apr.12)
  16. Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia, 2017.Feb.27)
  17. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Malaysia, 2017.Aug.22)

Last updated : 2017. Nov. 8

DDP Application Proocess

Pre-enrollment procedure

  • Step 1
    Student “A” who is planning to enroll as DDP student enters in the doctoral course in his/her home university, B” is appointed as supervisor of “A”
  • Step 2
    After discussion between A and B, they choose and contact the prospective supervisor “C” in Shizuoka University.
  • Step 3
    “A” “B” and “C” reach agreement in the education and research plan prior to “A” ‘s application for DDP.

Admission to Shizuoka University

“A” submits the application to Shizuoka University and takes the entrance examination.
If “A” is admitted by Shizuoka University, “A” will be enrolled in both universities as DDP student simultaneously.
After admission, basically “A” will follow the model curriculum.
But the detail differs depending on each case.

DDP Model Curriculum

For example, DDP curriculum between Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Shizuoka University (SU) is as follows.

“A”, a student of Warsaw University of Technology, spent one year in doctoral course at WUT and applied for DDP.

After his admission to DDP, “A” has received academic advice from both supervisors in WUT and SU.

After that, he came to SU, doing research and study for 2 years and then, come back to WUT and spend 1 year.

Degrees are conferred by both universities writing doctoral dissertations individually.
Specific educational plan is flexible according to each case but 4 years curriculum period is usually adopted as minimum.

DDP Activities

DDP students submit monthly report to both supervisors and it helps them to share the information and make efficient guidance.

We are working on the expansion of DDP activities with IA community universities.

【DDP students at Shizuoka University, from Inter-Academia community】(at the time of 2012)
Warsaw University of Technology(WUT) 4, Gomel State University 3, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University 2
*Including graduates and current students

【DDP students @ Shizuoka University】
Please refer to the website of The Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University


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