Admissions

  Admissions

FY 2020 (Including admission in September 2019)

 ※Only those who apply for Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education (SSAOE)  by Schedule B are applicable for admission in September 2020.

 

  Applications Period

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Schedule A:June 13(Thu) to 19(Wed)

Schedule B:November 19(Tue) to November 26(Tue)

■ Master’s Course SSAOE Schedule A:June 13(Thu) to 19(Wed)
Schedule B:November 19(Tue) to November 26(Tue)
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination ・SSAOE Schedule A:June 13(Thu) to 19(Wed)

Schedule B:November 19(Tue) to November 26(Tue)

※SSAOE means Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education

 

  Examination Types

Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination
Master’s Course and Doctoral Course SSAOE No written or oral exam is required
Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written examination and Oral examination

※SSAOE means Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education

 

  Examination Schedule

【ScheduleA】

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written examination August 20(Tue), 2019
■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 21(Wed), 2019
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 23(Fri), 2019

【ScheduleB】

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written examination From late January to early February, 2020
■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination From late January to early February, 2020
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination From late January to early February, 2020

※The examination schedule for Schedule B will be announced at the department web site in late August.

 

  News on Applications/Admissions

April 5, 2019

Professor Ikemoto and Associate Professor Minato cannot accept new Ph.D. students after September, 2019.

May 10, 2018

Visiting Professor Ishiwatari can accept a Master’s student from September, 2018.

April 6, 2018

Professor Nakayama and Professor Yamaji  cannot accept new Ph.D. students after September, 2017.

Professor Nakayama and Professor Yamaji  cannot accept new Master students after September, 2018.

 

  General Information

   Overview of Our Master and Doctor Courses

The Department of International Studies (IS) offers both master (Master of International Studies) and doctor courses (Doctor of International Studies).

Admission based on application materials
Even if you have absolutely no knowledge about the Japanese language or live outside Japan, you may apply to the master or doctor courses of the IS through the “Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education.”

No Japanese required to complete the degree
The IS offers many courses in English and all the faculty members can speak English, students can achieve a master’s or doctoral degree without any knowledge of the Japanese language.

 

   Two Types of Applications for the Master Course

1. Ordinary Examination
Written and oral exams in the Kashiwa campus required.
The written exam is provided both in Japanese and English.
In the oral exam, the interview can be done in English, if the applicant requests it.
Two application periods in a year: late June, and late November.

2. Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education (SSAOE)
All applicants are expected to take Ordinary Exam, but those who graduated from a high school outside Japan and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution outside Japan can apply for SSAOE.
Admission is based on the screening of application materials. Applicants do not need to come to Japan for the examination.
Two application periods in a year: late June, and late November.

 

   Two Types of Applications for the Doctor Course

1. Ordinary Examination
Oral exam in the Kashiwa campus required.
Two application periods in a year: late June, and late November.

2. Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education
For applicants who graduated from a high school outside Japan and have a bachelor’s degree and a Master degree from an accredited institution outside Japan.
Admission is based on the screening of application materials. Applicants do not need to come to Japan for the examination.
Two application periods in a year: late June, and late November.

 

   Complete Information on Application Procedures

Please visit the web site of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences for complete information on application procedures.

In particular, please note that applicants should obtain a hard copy of the “Guideline to Master/Doctor Courses” AND the “Entrance Examination Guides” for the Division of Environmental Studies. To obtain the copies by mail (not Email), please visit the web site of the GSFS just above.

Also, please note that assistant professors cannot be a supervisor of students’ theses, although professors, associate professors, and lecturers can.

 

   Format for Recommendation Letters

PDF
MS WORD 

 

   Past written exams for Ordinary Exam of the Master Course (only in Japanese)

2019・Schedule A

2019・Schedule B

2018・Schedule A

2018・Schedule B

2017・Schedule A

2017・Schedule B

2016

2015

 

 

  Useful Links

Enrollment fee and tuition 

 

Information on courses
Information on courses taught in English is provided. Also, refer to the Guide to the 2019 Entrance Examination

 

General information for international students
Useful information in the University of Tokyo’s web site.

 

Handbook of Kashiwa Campus Life

 

International Liaison Office
Information on scholarships, students’ life, and Japanese language courses to international students at Kashiwa campus.

 

Kashiwa International Office
Information to international students at Kashiwa campus.

 

Housing Navi Kashiwa/Nagareyama
Information on housing in Kashiwa

 

Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, or MEXT) Scholarship
Competitive but very good scholarship provided by the Japanese government.

 

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program
A special scholarship for students from ADB’s developing member countries with working experiences.

 

ASATSU-DK Scholarship
A special scholarship for students currently studying at Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University of China.