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FAQ on admission to the University of Tokyo

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How can I apply for the graduate program ?

Please refer to this page for admission to graduate program of the University of Tokyo.

Your field of study may be studied at several graduate schools in the University of Tokyo.

To decide which department to apply, you should first find out if there is a professor whose field of study is similar to yours. Access the websites of laboratories, departments and graduate schools from the University of Tokyo website and obtain information. You can also search for information on universities, research institutes, researchers, research projects and research resources in Japan from the following website:
researchmap (researchers search)   http://researchmap.jp/

For Japanese government scholarship program, please refer to http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/mext_scholarship.html

How can I apply for the undergraduate program ?

Please refer to this page for admission to undergraduate program of the University of Tokyo.

Please note that most undergraduate classes are taught in Japanese(*except for some programs conducted in English), including those intended for international students. Accordingly, applicants are expected to gain sufficient mastery of the Japanese language before enrolling.

1) How to obtain undergraduate program application guidebook (for the residents of Japan) :http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/e01_02_04_j.html (only in Japanese)

2)The past exams of the the last three years can be downloaded from: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/e01_04_j.html (only in Japanese)

*For those who would like to study in English, please find more details at http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/undergraduate_english.html.

I want to study at the University of Tokyo for one year / one semester.

As for the university-wide short-term student exchange program, please see this page (USTEP, or University-wide Student Exchange Program) and AIKOM. You can check the list of universities that have student exchange agreements with the University of Tokyo (whereby tuitions are not mutually charged) here for USTEP partner univesities and AIKOM partner universities here. The listed include the partner universities that have exchange programs administered by the Division of International Affairs and AIKOM Coordinating Committee (College of Arts and Sciences). Please ask the person in charge at your university for more details.

Each department and graduate school has its own exchange program, so please contact the faculty and department you wish to enter. For more special short-term programs, please refer to this page.

 

Do you have Japanese language courses?

We have Japanese language courses only for the students who have enrolled in the graduate schools of the University of Tokyo. You can't enroll in the University of Tokyo only to learn Japanese.

Please also see our webpage "Learning Japanese" : http://www.ic.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ic/guidance/guide03_e.html

What level of Japanese proficiency is required prior to admission?

Most of the graduate program in humanities majors and all faculties of undergraduate program(*)require very high level of Japanese language proficiency.

Please see http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/grad_students.html for details.

(*)There are some English programs for undergraduate students. Please see http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/undergraduate_english.html

I want to know the expenses required to study in the University of Tokyo.

Please see details at http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/tuition_fees.html

I would like to transfer to the University of Tokyo.

Our undergraduate schools with very few exceptions do not accept transfer students. Please see Global Science Course- the course for foreign students to be transferred into the 3rd year after they finish the 2nd year in their univiersties.

As for "Gakushi nyugaku" (To enter from the 3rd year of undergraduate course for those who already have B.A. degree), each faculty has its own rule, so please consult the faculty you wish to enter.


General information

For information about studying in Japan, please see:

Study in Japan: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/index.html
Japan Study Support (ABK): http://www.jpss.jp/en/
JASSO: http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/index_e.html / Gateway to study in Japan

I want to study Japanese language in Japan.

You can study Japanese at private universities/colleges or Japanese language schools. You can get information at http://www.nisshinkyo.org/ and JASSO http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/schinfo_e.html / Gateway to study in Japan

Is there any university that provides short-term study program in Japan?

Yes. You can get the list of universities that provide short-term study programs. JASSO: http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/schinfo_e.html

Is there any university where I can study in English?

Yes. You can get the list of universities where you can study in English.

JASSO: http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/univ_search/

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