Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (A)

Admission Date: September 26, 2018

Number of Admitted Students: Several students in each department
Types of Programs: Integrated Doctoral Education Program, Master's Program
Application Period: September 5, 2017 - December 12, 2017

List of Faculties, IGP(A)2018PDF


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[ Application Requirements ]

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1. General Prospectus

Tokyo Tech launched its International Graduate Program in October 2007 as an opportunity for qualified international students, who may have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language, to enroll in Tokyo Tech's Master's or Doctoral Programs and pursue an advanced degree in Japan.

With a diverse group of academic departments participating in this program, students should be able to find a department in which to further their research, acquire broader knowledge and understanding, and conduct advanced long-term research in a field that best matches their interests and background.

There is no Japanese language requirement for this program as lectures and seminars are held in English. However, students are given opportunities to attend Japanese language classes on a regular basis in order to better adapt to daily life in Japan.

A limited number of students with outstanding academic records are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ("MEXT") with a recommendation from Tokyo Tech.

2. Programs

The International Graduate Program offers a choice of seven English-language based curricular programs related to the 13 departments of Tokyo Tech and enables students to obtain a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three types of programs: the Integrated Doctoral Education Program and Master's Program. Some curricular programs are set up as an Integrated Doctoral Education Program, designed to combine the Master's Program and Doctoral Program so that graduate students can obtain both degrees within three to five years.

Applicants are required to specify their choice of program from among those listed below:

List of Departments & Programs

International GraduateProgram
Offered Degree
Programs
Related Departments
School
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Master's Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Integrated Doctoral Education Program


*Syllabi (for reference)

N.B. Integrated Doctoral Education Program and Master's Program are outlined as following.

1. Integrated Doctoral Education Program

This is a combined Master's and Doctoral Program, and is considered to be one continuous course of study, which cannot be divided into two separate programs. In the Master's segment, students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance during the program may be able to reduce their period of study. Similarly, in the Doctoral segment, students who demonstrate outstanding academic and research performance during the program may be able to reduce their period of study. Such students may be able to complete the entire Master's and Doctoral Program in the minimum period of three years.
Conventionally, in a Japanese postgraduate program, students studying for a Master's degree must take 30 credits or more within a two-year period and for a Doctoral degree must take 24 credits or more within an additional three years of study follows the Master's Program. The Integrated Doctoral Education Program requires students to enroll in the Tokyo Tech Master's program, regardless of whether or not they have already earned a Master's degree. A maximum of 10 credits of previously earned credits from a graduate school may be transferred to Tokyo Tech upon approval.

2. Master's Program

Students enrolled in the Master's degree program are expected to successfully complete their supervised studies within two years. To attain a Master's degree, students need to earn a designated number of credits outlined by their department in a predetermined program of study; complete and receive approval of their research thesis; and pass a comprehensive final examination. Students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance during the program may be able to reduce their period of study.

3. Eligibility

Applicants not residing in Japan, who satisfy one of the following conditions:

Integrated Doctoral Education Program & Master's Program

(1) Persons who have successfully completed 16 years of education outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the admission date
(2) Persons who have graduated from a university or college in Japan
(3) Persons who have successfully completed 3 years or more of education at a university or college outside Japan and obtained a degree equivalent to Bachelor's degree or who are expected to do so by the day before admission date
(4) Persons who have successfully completed 15 years of education and obtained a degree equivalent to Bachelor's degree outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the admission date and are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School of Tokyo Institute of Technology as having outstanding academic records
(5) Persons whose countries do not require 16 years of education to obtain a university-level education but who satisfy both of the conditions noted below and are individually assessed and recognized by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that of the graduates of a Japanese university
a. Persons who have spent at least one year as a research student or research fellow at a university or research institution in or outside Japan after successfully obtaining a Bachelor's degree
b. Persons who are at least 22 years old by the day before admission date

The Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents are required for applicants who apply under the eligibility conditions (4)or(5). Applicants will be informed of the results of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in early January 2018.

Applicants who apply under the eligibility condition (3) may be required to submit the application form for the Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents according to applicant's academic background etc. Applicants who apply under (3) should consult the Admissions Division before applying.

Japanese citizens, not residing in Japan, who satisfy the above conditions and have visas* which enable him/her to stay for a long period in the country where he/she lives may apply for this program. Applicants who are Japanese citizens should consult the Admission Division before applying.
*Permanent residence, student visa, work visa etc. (Working holiday visas, tourist visas, short-term stay visas etc. are not valid for the purpose of applying for this program.)

N.B. The admission of applicants expecting to graduate from a university or college will be revoked should the applicant fail to graduate or obtain a Master's or professional degree by the day before the admissino date.

4. Application Procedures

Prior to submitting the application materials to the Admissions Division, applicants must arrange for a Tokyo Tech faculty member to serve as an academic supervisor. Applicants are required to communicate directly with their intended faculty member at Tokyo Tech via email and provide a self-introductory statement and a letter of intent for their period of study at Tokyo Tech, and obtain the consent of the desired faculty member to serve in this capacity.
Applications will not be considered without the consent of a Tokyo Tech faculty member who will act as the applicant's academic supervisor.

Note:
Faculty members are affiliated with schools and assigned to teach for a major. Students must select a major that is indicated on the lists of faculties. Please ask your intended academic supervisor which major you should select. Requirements for the completion of a degree are stipulated for each major.

For further information on our faculty members, such as email addresses and contact information, please refer to the "STAR Search" (researchers' database) on the Tokyo Tech homepage.
Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.

Application Requirements

NO.
Required Documents

1

Application Form (attached form: original, no photocopies)

2

Field of Study and Study Program [Research Proposal] (attached form)

3

Official Academic Transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate schools (originals or certified copies)

4

Certificate of Graduation or Expected Graduation from both undergraduate and graduate schools (originals or certified copies)

If the applicant graduated or is graduating early or has skipped a grade or year, please submit an official document or letter issued by the school indicating such fact.

5

Summary of Thesis or Research (free format)
an outline of your study or research in your undergraduate course.

6

English Proficiency Test Score Report (original, no photocopies)

Applicants are required to submit English proficiency test score reports from TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT, TOEIC or the IELTS Academic Module taken on or after December 13, 2015. Score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL or TOEIC (TOEFL-ITP, TOEIC-IP), TOEIC S&W or other proficiency tests not specifically listed above will not be accepted.

Applicants can request ETS or the British Council to send an official score report directly to Tokyo Institute of Technology.Tokyo Institute of Technology's institutional code number for TOEFL is "0215".

It is possible that native English speakers or students who have been awarded an undergraduate and/or graduate degree* from an institution where all instruction was in English may not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. Such applicants should consult with their intended academic supervisor prior to submission of the application form to verify that they are waived from this application requirement. Whether or not an applicant needs to provide an English proficiency test score report will be determined by the academic supervisor's department (and not automatically waived).
*Undergraduate and graduate degrees should be equivalent to the Japanese educational definitions of undergraduate, Master's or Doctoral degrees.

7

Recommendation Letter from the Dean or equivalent official of the applicant's home university addressed to the President of Tokyo Institute of Technology(free format) (original, no photocopies)
These letters must be issued from the university the applicant attended for full time study.

8

Evaluation Sheet with Recommendation (in a single document) from a supervisor or head of department or similar official of the last university attended to verify the potential of the applicant (attached form) (original, no photocopies)

9

Consent of a Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty Member

Attach a printout of email correspondence or any other proof to verify that a Tokyo Tech faculty member has consented to be the applicant's academic supervisor during the intended period of study at Tokyo Tech.

10

Applicant's Passport(one photocopy of the page or pages with the applicant's name, nationality, date of birth and photo)

*A Japanese citizen must also submit one photocopy of the page or pages of his/her passport that shows visas obtained in the country where he/she lives.

11

Application Fee: \ 30,000 (JPY)

Applicants must pay the stated application fee by credit card within the application fee payment period.

Payment Period: September 5, 2017–December 11, 2017

Online payment by credit card → Please see the secure online payment website

(https://e-shiharai.net/english/)

Please attach a printout of the “Payment Verification” page from this website to your application documents.

Tokyo Tech CANNOT ACCEPT any payments made in CASH or by CHECK.

The application fee is non-refundable. However, in certain cases (see 1–3 below), the application fee may be refunded. In cases 1 and 2, bank remittance or transaction handling fees should be borne by the applicant.

1. Applicants who paid the application fee but did not submit the application documents

2. Application documents were not accepted due to incompleteness

3. Applicants who will receive the MEXT Scholarship and enroll in Tokyo Tech.

N.B. Documents No.3 & 4: Original documents written in a language other than English or Japanese must be accompanied by a certified English or Japanese translation. Translations should be certified by a public institution or the issuing university.

Application Requirements for Individual Assessment

NO.
Required Documents
1

Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility (attached form) with the following supplementary documents:

・Certificate of Enrollment as a research student/fellow after graduation from an undergraduate course of study at a university

This form is only for applicants requesting special admission consideration based on the eligibility condition (4)(5) (and (3), if applicable) for the Integrated Doctoral Education Program and Master's Program, as set forth in Section 3 "Eligibility" in this application guide.

Submission of Application Documents

The completed application documents must reach the Admissions Division no later than December 12, 2017 by registered mail, courier service or a similar service.

  • Mailing Address:
    Admissions Division
    Student Service Department
    TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    West Bldg. 8E 212, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN
    Tel: +81-3-5734-3990

Note:
1) Tokyo Tech will not accept or consider any documents received after the stated deadline or any incomplete applications.
2) Tokyo Tech cannot respond to inquiries regarding the receipt of individual application documents. The applicant is responsible for the tracking and receipt of all materials. Tokyo Tech strongly encourages sending the documents by registered mail, courier service or a similar service that provides tracking numbers and receipt verification services.
3) Submitted documents will not be returned under any circumstances. Tokyo Tech will not provide photocopies of the submitted documents. Please keep a copy of all documents for personal reference. Should a document not be re-issued, please submit a certified copy instead.
4) Admission may be withdrawn at any time, even after enrollment, if the application documents are found to be invalid or contain false information.

5. Admission Decision

The admission decision will be made based on the application, academic transcripts, related documents and screening and interview processes (including an Internet-based interview). Notification of admission results will be sent to all applicants in mid-March.

6. Admission and Tuition Fees

Students admitted to the International Graduate Program (A) who do not receive the MEXT Scholarship are required to pay the following fees:

Admission Fee
¥282,000 (JPY)
Tuition Fee (yearly)
¥535,800 (JPY)

(Admission and tuition fees are subject to change.)

The admission fee and tuition fee can be waived or their payment postponed upon request. Students who wish for exemption of the admission fee and tuition fee or postponement of their payment should submit the relevant application forms to be found in the admission procedure packet. http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/enrolled/tuition/index.html

7. Scholarships

* Japanese citizens may not apply for the following scholarships. Japanese citizens should refer to the following website for relevant information: /english/enrolled/tuition/index.html

1) MEXT

Applicants with outstanding academic performance records are eligible to apply for a scholarship from MEXT. The scholarship provides round-trip airfare to Japan, and a monthly stipend according to the regulations of MEXT. The monthly stipend is ¥147,000 (JPY) for Master's Program students and ¥148,000 (JPY) for Doctoral Program students. (*This stipend is subject to change as specified by the regulations of the MEXT Scholarship program.) Successful MEXT Scholarship recipients are not required to pay application, admission or tuition fees. The candidates nominated for MEXT Scholarship will be notified together with the admission decision in mid-March. The notification of scholarship recipients will be sent to applicants in early August at the latest.

Qualification criteria for the MEXT Scholarship are outlined in the attached document.
Integrated Doctoral Education Program participants are required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance while enrolled in the Master's Program, in order to continuously receive the MEXT Scholarship benefits in the Doctoral Program.

*The allocation of MEXT Scholarships for International Graduate Program (A) Commencing in September 2018 (for reference)PDF

2) JASSO

Applicants who enroll in Tokyo Tech without the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship have a chance to apply for the "Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students" from the Japan Student Services Organization ("JASSO").
Please note that those who are granted any other scholarship cannot apply to receive for this scholarship simultaneously. The monthly amount of this scholarship is ¥48,000 (JPY). The monthly amount is subject to change as specified by JASSO. This scholarship will be paid from October 2018 to March 2019 (6 months). You should pay the admission and the tuition fees even if you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship.

Inquiries

Admissions Division, Student Service Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Email: ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp