Admissions

【Important】

Due to the concern about the novel coronavirus infection, we may change our entrance examination procedures. The situation is fluid, so please be sure to check the latest information on the Department of International Studies (DOIS) website as well as  the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) website when you apply.

 

You can download the Information on Entrance Examination, Inquiry Sheet, and Document Checklist of the DOIS from the following links as the separate files, which are enclosed in the Guide to The 2022 Entrance Examination of Master’s & Doctoral Courses of Division of Environmental Studies.

 

   Information on Entrance Examination

Master’s course          Inquiry Sheet  Document Checklist

Doctroal course          Inquiry Sheet  Document Checklist

 

※Visiting Professor Furuichi became unable to accept new students.

 

Please also obtain the Guidelines to Master’s Course & Doctoral Course and the Guide to The 2022 Entrance Examination of Master’s & Doctoral Courses of Division of Environmental Studies on the website of the GSFS. All the necessary information for application are described in the above documents.

 

 

Admissions

FY 2022
Schedule A: Admission in September 2021 and April 2022
Schedule B: Admission in April 2022 and October 2022

 

Applications Period

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Schedule A:June 9(Wed) to 17(Thu), 2021

Schedule B:November 16(Tue) to November 25(Thu), 2021

■ Master’s Course SSAOE Schedule A:June 9(Wed) to 17(Thu), 2021
Schedule B:November 16(Tue) to November 25(Thu), 2021
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination ・SSAOE Schedule A:June 9(Wed) to 17(Thu), 2021

Schedule B:November 16(Tue) to November 25(Thu), 2021

※SSAOE means Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education

 

Examination Types

Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written examination and Oral examination
Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination
Master’s Course and Doctoral Course SSAOE Document Screening and Oral examination

※SSAOE means Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education

 

Examination Schedule

【ScheduleA】

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written examination August 17(Tue), 2021
■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 18(Wed) 2021
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 20(Fri), 2021

 

【ScheduleB】

■ Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Late January to early February 2022
■ Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Late January to early February 2022
■ Master’s Course and Doctoral Course SSAOE (Oral Examination) Late January to early February 2022

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

 

News on Applications/Admissions

April 3, 2020

Professor Ikemoto and Associate Professor Minato cannot accept new Master’s students after September, 2020.

April 5, 2019

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

 

General Information

   Overview of Our Master’s and Doctoral Courses

The Department of International Studies (DOIS) offers both Master’s (Master of International Studies) and Doctoral courses (Doctor of International Studies).

No Japanese required for admission as well as to complete the degree.
Even if you have absolutely no knowledge about the Japanese language or live outside Japan, you may apply for the Master’s or Doctoral courses of the DOIS through the “Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education.”

The DOIS offers many courses in English, and all the faculty members can speak English so that students can achieve a Master’s or Doctoral degree without any knowledge of the Japanese language.

 

   Two Types of Applications for Master’s Course

1. Ordinary Examination
Written and oral exams at the Kashiwa campus are 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 the 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, assessment of English proficiency (see the Entrance Examination Guides for details), and an online oral examination. Only those who pass the document screening will be required to take an online oral examination. 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 Doctoral Course

1. Ordinary Examination
Admission is based on the screening of application materials, assessment of English proficiency (see the Entrance Examination Guides for details), and an online oral examination.
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’s degree from an accredited institution outside Japan.
Admission is based on the screening of application materials, assessment of English proficiency (see the Entrance Examination Guides for details), and an online oral examination. Only those who pass the document screening will be required to take an online oral examination. 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 website of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences for complete information on application procedures. In particular, please note that applicants should obtain the “Guideline to Master/Doctor Courses” AND the “Entrance Examination Guides for the Division of Environmental Studies” for application.

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 Master’s Course Ordinary Exam

2021・Schedule A

2021・Schedule B

2020・Schedule A

2020・Schedule B

2019・Schedule A

2019・Schedule B

2018・Schedule A

2018・Schedule B

2017・Schedule A

2017・Schedule B

 

   Examination Statistics of DOIS <Master’s Course>

Year Schedule Type Took Pass
FY2016 Schedule A Ordinary 55 (7) 28 (3)
SSAOE 13 (12) 2 (2)
Schedule B Ordinary 22 (7) 6 (0)
SSAOE 17 (17) 2 (0)
FY2017 Schedule A Ordinary 42 (9) 21 (2)
SSAOE 5 (5) 1 (1)
Schedule B Ordinary 17 (4) 6 (0)
SSAOE 14 (14) 3 (3)
FY2018 Schedule A Ordinary 35 (8) 12 (0)
SSAOE 8 (8) 2 (2)
Schedule B Ordinary 14 (3) 4 (0)
SSAOE 12 (12) 2 (2)
FY2019 Schedule A Ordinary 31 (8) 17 (0)
SSAOE 13 (12) 1 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 26 (9) 7 (2)
SSAOE 12 (12) 1 (1)
FY2020 Schedule A Ordinary 42 (13) 17 (2)
SSAOE 6 (6) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 31 (8) 5 (1)
SSAOE 11 (10) 2 (1)

The total number includes international applicants, the number of which is shown in the parenthesis.

 

   Examination Statistics of DOIS <Doctoral Course

Year Schedule Type Took Pass
FY2016 Schedule A Ordinary 8 (4) 4 (3)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 7 (0) 3 (0)
SSAOE 1 (1) 1 (1)
FY2017 Schedule A Ordinary 2 (0) 1 (0)
SSAOE 1 (1) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 2 (1) 1 (1)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)
FY2018 Schedule A Ordinary 4 (1) 2 (0)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 6 (2) 1 (0)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)
FY2019 Schedule A Ordinary 5 (1) 3 (1)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 4 (1) 3 (0)
SSAOE 1 (1) 0 (0)
FY2020 Schedule A Ordinary 7 (2) 3 (1)
SSAOE 2 (2) 0 (0)
Schedule B Ordinary 2 (1) 1 (1)
SSAOE 0 (0) 0 (0)

The total number includes international applicants, the number of which is shown in the parenthesis.

 

Useful Links

Enrollment fee and tuition 

 

Information on courses
Information on courses taught in English is provided.

 

General information for international students
Useful information on the University of Tokyo’s website.

 

Handbook of Kashiwa Campus Life

 

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

 

UT Web Site for Internation Students

Information to international students of the University of Tokyo.

 

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.