Outline of Hybrid Twinning Program
The Hybrid Twinning Program is an international joint graduate level education program that cooperates (“twins”) with partner universities in Southeast Asia and combines (“hybrid”) Master’s and Doctor’s programs.
Concretely, S.I.T. accepts students from prestigious engineering universities in Southeast Asian countries with which the Japanese government aims to enhance and strengthen its cultural, political, economic, and industrial relationships for the future.
Students from partner universities will be accepted to S.I.T. after the first year of their Master’s program. They will obtain a Master’s degree from both S.I.T. and their home university once they have completed their education with instruction in English. Furthermore, they will pursue their Doctor’s program at S.I.T. where English is also the language of instruction <M+D Course>. (Doctor’s program candidates will be considered upon request from partner universities <D Course>.)
Independent application to this program is not permitted. Only applicants recommended by S.I.T. partner universities who demonstrate outstanding academic potential or future leadership ability in their own countries will be accepted. Application decisions will be made based on a review of the application and an interview with the applicant. Accepted students receive a scholarship and exemption from tuition.
- Hanoi University of Technology
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
- King Mongkut’s University of Technology,Thonburi
- Suranaree University of Technology
- Institut Teknologi Bandung
- Universitas Gadjah Mada
- University of Teknologi Malaysia
Eligibility to Apply
|M+D Course||D Course|
|1||be either a student or an academic staff of the partner universities||be either a student or an academic staff of the partner universities
(Note : Applicant who received master's degree from the partner universities between a year before assigned month can also apply for the program)
|2||have completed one academic year in the Master’s course (graduate level) at home universities or held the Master’s degree (or the equivalent) as of assigned month||expected to obtain Master’s degree or the equivalent as of assigned month|
|3||be under 33 years of age as of April 1st in assigned year|
|4||have held academic performance of at least top 10% of the class both at the undergraduate and the graduate level|
|5||have good English skill – preferably a score of at least 550 on TOEFL PBT (or 80 on TOEFL iBT)|
|6||be physically and mentally healthy|
|7||For other special circumstances on the application guideline, please inform and write to Graduate School Section of S.I.T.|
Selection for Admission
- <M+D Course> Interview
- <D Course> Presentation and Interview
- Contact the International Affairs Section of the home university.
|Eligibility||Students enrolling in HBT program|
|Stipend||Full tuition and fees for matriculation and entrance examinations will be waived. Also a monthly stipend for the basic amount of the MEXT scholarship program will be provided to the savings account.|