At NAIST, the standard period for completion of a master's program is two years, and that for a doctoral program three years. Students who are in excellent standing, however, may complete their programs in shorter periods of time. The minimum periods required for a master's degree and a doctorate are one and two years, respectively.

Master's Course

As of July 1, 2019
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage
2018 0 0 0.0%
2019 0 0 0.0%

Graduate School of Information ScienceGraduate School of Biological SciencesGraduate School of Materials Science
Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage
1993 1 1 100.0% - - - - - -
1994 130 17 13.1% - - - - - -
1995 129 11 8.5% 123 1 0.8% - - -
1996 126 7 5.6% 112 0 0.0% - - -
1997 134 10 7.5% 118 0 0.0% - - -
1998 118 7 5.9% 118 0 0.0% - - -
1999 129 8 6.2% 117 0 0.0% 97 0 0.0%
2000 136 9 6.6% 120 1 0.8% 85 0 0.0%
2001 122 8 6.6% 109 0 0.0% 92 0 0.0%
2002 123 2 1.6% 111 0 0.0% 83 1 1.2%
2003 158 8 5.1% 110 0 0.0% 88 2 2.3%
2004 160 11 6.9% 109 0 0.0% 94 2 2.1%
2005 133 9 6.8% 114 0 0.0% 89 0 0.0%
2006 148 7 4.7% 97 0 0.0% 99 0 0.0%
2007 154 6 3.9% 108 0 0.0% 92 2 2.2%
2008 154 7 4.5% 104 0 0.0% 95 1 1.1%
2009 148 4 2.7% 102 0 0.0% 93 1 1.1%
2010 150 7 4.7% 99 1 1.0% 96 0 0.0%
2011 139 3 2.2% 94 0 0.0% 94 1 1.1%
2012 135 3 2.2% 114 0 0.0% 94 0 0.0%
2013 138 6 4.3% 115 0 0.0% 99 1 1.0%
2014 136 4 2.9% 91 0 0.0% 97 0 0.0%
2015 135 5 3.7% 105 0 0.0% 98 0 0.0%
2016 132 3 2.3% 121 1 0.8% 101 0 0.0%
2017 141 2 1.4% 97 0 0.0% 98 1 1.0%
2018 143 2 1.4% 136 0 0.0% 99 0 0.0%
2019 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%

Doctoral Course

As of July 1, 2019
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage
2018 2 2 100.0%
2019 0 0 0.0%

Graduate School of Information ScienceGraduate School of Biological SciencesGraduate School of Materials Science
Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage Total degrees Accelerated Degrees Percentage
1995 3 3 100.0% - - - - - -
1996 4 4 100.0% - - - - - -
1997 23 10 43.5% 3 3 100.0% - - -
1998 29 11 37.9% 14 1 7.1% - - -
1999 25 9 36.0% 27 2 7.4% - - -
2000 27 9 33.3% 33 1 3.0% - - -
2001 40 15 37.5% 30 0 0.0% - - -
2002 30 11 36.7% 32 0 0.0% 22 8 36.4%
2003 33 6 18.2% 29 1 3.4% 18 5 27.8%
2004 35 14 40.0% 21 1 4.8% 17 5 29.4%
2005 35 12 34.3% 20 0 0.0% 24 2 8.3%
2006 50 11 22.0% 30 1 3.3% 17 4 23.5%
2007 35 10 28.6% 30 1 3.3% 23 5 21.7%
2008 33 8 24.2% 21 0 0.0% 24 12 50.0%
2009 41 12 29.3% 21 0 0.0% 16 5 31.3%
2010 27 9 33.3% 18 0 0.0% 23 7 30.4%
2011 27 3 11.1% 14 0 0.0% 18 3 16.7%
2012 28 8 28.6% 15 1 6.7% 20 3 15.0%
2013 30 7 23.3% 25 1 4.0% 20 4 20.0%
2014 17 2 11.8% 20 1 5.0% 21 4 19.0%
2015 28 5 17.9% 20 0 0.0% 24 7 29.2%
2016 36 10 27.8% 28 0 0.0% 28 5 17.9%
2017 44 9 20.5% 29 0 0.0% 30 8 26.7%
2018 17 2 11.8% 18 0 0.0% 18 0 0.0%
2019 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 3 2 66.7%