Admissions

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 2023 Entrance Examination of Master’s & Doctoral Courses of Division of Environmental Studies.

 

   Information on Entrance Examination

Master’s course          Inquiry Sheet  Document Checklist

Doctoral course          Inquiry Sheet  Document Checklist

 

* Associate professor Motoharu Onuki can now supervise DOIS students on their masters’ and doctoral theses.

 

Please also obtain the Guidelines to Master’s Course & Doctoral Course and the Guide to The 2023 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 2023
Schedule A: Admission in September 2022 and April 2023
Schedule B: Admission in April 2023 and October 2023

 

Applications Period

Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Schedule A: June 6 (Thu) to June 15 (Wed), 2022

Schedule B: November 15 (Tue) to November 21 (Mon), 2022

Master’s Course SSAOE Schedule A: June 6 (Thu) to June 15 (Wed), 2022
Schedule B: November 15 (Tue) to November 21 (Mon), 2022
Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Schedule A: June 6 (Thu) to June 15 (Wed), 2022

Schedule B: November 15 (Tue) to November 21 (Mon), 2022

※SSAOE means Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education

 

Examination Types

Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Schedule A: Written examination and Oral examination

Schedule B: Document Screening, Written examination and Oral examination

Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination
Master’s 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 23 (Tue), 2022
Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 24 (Wed), 2022
Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination August 26 (Fri), 2022

 

【ScheduleB】

Master’s Course Ordinary Examination Written & Oral examination January 17 (Tue) & 18 (Wed), 2023
Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination Oral examination January 18 (Wed), 2023
Master’s Course SSAOE Oral examination January 18 (Wed), 2023

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

 

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 is 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.

 

   One Type 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.

 

   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. Further, Professor Ishiwatari from the Joint Program with JICA cannot be a supervisor for doctoral students while he can supervise master students.

 

   Format for Recommendation Letters (For applicants for Master’s Course SSAOE and Doctoral Course Ordinary Examination)

PDF
MS WORD 

 

   Past written exams for Master’s Course Ordinary Exam

2022・Schedule A

2022・Schedule B

2021・Schedule A

2021・Schedule B

2020・Schedule A

2020・Schedule B

2019・Schedule A

2019・Schedule B

2018・Schedule A

2018・Schedule B

 

   Note on the choice of the Examination Schedule and the month of enrollment for international students who require visas

Applicants are advised to make the choice of the Examination Schedule and the month of enrollment considering the possible delay in their entry to Japan due to the time required to obtain their relevant visas. This delay likely occurs if the applicants choose the Examination Schedule A and October enrollment or the Examination Schedule B and April enrollment. While the Department will support students who are not able to enter the country by offering online courses, it is important that applicants consider this possible risk when making their choices.

 

Please note that student visa applications require a certificate of eligibility (COE), which is attached to the enrollment status (doctoral, master’s, or non-matriculated research student). In particular, when you apply for a place as a matriculated student and as a non-matriculated research student simultaneously, and are successful in both applications, to enroll as a matriculated student you need a student visa based on a matriculated student COE. Even if you first obtain a student visa as a non-matriculated research student in such a case, you still need to obtain a student visa based on a separate matriculated student COE.

 

More information is found on the GSFS website.

https://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/exam/master/exam_and_sp_selection/
https://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/exam/faq/

 

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.

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.