Student Life

JAIST International Student News(2023)

We release the current statuses of international students in JAIST and the former international students of JAIST who are successfully working all over the world.

1.message from Alumni (Mr. ZHONG, Xianzhu)

Dear international students who plan to enroll in JAIST

I am Xianzhu Zhong, come from China, a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Material Science at JAIST. I am here delighted to share my experiences and thoughts about JAIST, which I believe will be of great interest to you.

To start, I'd like to provide a brief introduction to my journey in JAIST. I joined JAIST as a new student in 2017 and completed my Master's degree in 2019. Subsequently, I pursued my doctoral studies in material science and obtained my Ph.D. in 2022. Since then, I have had the privilege of working as a researcher at JAIST. It has been more than eight years of my academic and research journey at this remarkable institution, and I am eager to convey why I find JAIST so compelling and why it continues to be my choice to this day.

First and foremost, JAIST has proven to be an ideal platform for my research endeavors. Research is my passion, and JAIST offers an exceptional environment to conduct a wide range of research projects. In the field of material science, experiments and characterizations are paramount to the success of any study. JAIST stands out by providing unfettered support to students with innovative experimental ideas. Moreover, the availability of cutting-edge instrumentation for various characterizations and investigations is truly remarkable. We have access to hundreds of advanced instruments, and reserving time for experiments is hassle-free. This level of accessibility and support is a rarity in universities worldwide.

Secondly, JAIST provides substantial financial support, alleviating the initial concerns I had about my finances. The institution takes strides to ensure that students can concentrate on their studies and research without the burden of exorbitant tuition fees. A lot of students benefit from a significant reduction in their tuition fees, making it a worry-free aspect of our academic journey. JAIST also offers a plethora of scholarships for students to apply for upon enrollment, enabling us to lead a comfortable life throughout our course. Furthermore, various foundations are open to students, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder our research pursuits. For me, the fellowship of DRF and Houga research founding helped a lot my successful completion of my studies and research.

Lastly, the harmonious atmosphere at JAIST creates an environment that is conducive to both studying and living. Professors and staff members are unfailingly kind and approachable. They are always ready to assist students when they encounter academic or personal challenges. Professors not only care about our academic progress but also show genuine concern for our overall well-being. Staff members exhibit exceptional patience in addressing student concerns. Additionally, JAIST offers an array of extracurricular activities, providing students with an opportunity to enjoy life beyond the classroom. Personally, I have had the pleasure of engaging in weekly badminton matches and occasional hiking trips.

In summary, JAIST is an institution that lives up to its reputation. It offers a supportive environment for academic and research pursuits, financial assistance that eases the financial burdens of students, and a warm and inclusive atmosphere that makes studying and living here an enjoyable experience. I wholeheartedly believe that your journey at JAIST will be a rewarding one, and I encourage you to embrace all the opportunities it has to offer.

Got the diploma at degree conferment day
Hiking with friends from JAIST


JAIST’s afternoon

Xianzhu Zhong
Ph.D. in Material Science (June, 2022)