Disaster Management Ph. D. Program

About the Course

Water-related disasters are intensifying in frequency and magnitude due to urbanization, industrialization, climate changes etc. throughout the world, causing devastating losses to human lives and livelihoods. They also seriously impede economic development.

It is increasingly evident that capacity development and human empowerment are the basis for resilient societies against disasters and sustainable development. In order to improve this basis, there is an urgent need for societies to increase their capacities for training researchers, educators and strategy/policy specialists for risk management.

It is to support countries in this respect that the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) jointly launched a Ph.D. program in October 2010. The broad aim of the program is to nurture professionals who can train researchers and take leadership in planning and implementation of national and international strategies and policies in the field of water-related risk management.

Target Groups

The program examines and selects candidates who;


To be eligible for admission to the program, an applicant must;

General Information



You can download the application forms from here.


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*Application must be received by March 3, 2017 (Japan Standard Time).
Submit: GRIPS Admissions Office admissions@grips.ac.jp
The application period has ended.

ICHARM can provide enrolled students with the following financial supports. For more details, please contact ICHARM.


Scholarship under the JICA AUN/SEED-Net

Guideline / Application Form / Attachments
Only applicants from AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions can apply this support.

Interest-free Loan

Interest free loan for Admission fee and initial expense is possibly available for expected students from developing countries.

You can see some information at the following websites.

International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)

Tel : +81- (0) 29-879-6809
Fax: +81- (0) 29-879-6709

E-mail: training.icharm@pwri.go.jp