Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (A)

Admission Date: September 23, 2016
Number of Admitted Students: Several students in each department
Types of Programs: Integrated Doctoral Education Program, Master's Program, Doctoral Program
Application Period: August 3, 2015 - November 30, 2015

 *Tokyo Institute of Technology ("Tokyo Tech") is formulating a new education system to be launched in April 2016.
For more information, please refer to the following website.
http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/education/reform/

http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/education/reform/pdf/prospective_graduate_students.pdf

List of Faculties, IGP(A)2016PDF

Application Form Download

[ Application Requirements ]

Application Form  (PDF file)PDF / (WORD file)word

[ Application Requirements for students specified Herein only ]

Application Form for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility  (PDF file)PDF / (WORD file)word

NOTE : Do not change the downloadable form. (WORD file)

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 14 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, Master's Program and Doctoral 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
Courses
Offered Degree
Programs
Related Departments
School
1)Sustainable Engineering Program
Development and Environmental Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
・Mechanical Engineering

・Systems and Control Engineering

・Electrical and Electronic Engineering

・Information and Communications  Engineering

・Materials Science and Engineering

・Chemical Science and Engineering

・Computer Science

・Civil and Environmental Engineering

・Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

・School of Engineering

・School of Materials and Chemical Technology

・School of Computing

・School of Environment and Society

Nuclear Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Infrastructure Metallic Materials
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Mechanical and Production Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Information and Communication Technology
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Advanced Materials and Chemicals Processing
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
2)Postgraduate Program for Multinational Architects in Conjunction with Engineering and Urban Design
Architecture Design
Master's Program
・Architecture and Building Engineering
School of Environment and Society
3)International Graduate Program for Bioscience and Biotechnology
·Environmental Life Sciences & Biotechnology
·Medical Life
 Sciences & Biotechnology
·Computational
Life Sciences & Biotechnology
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Life Science and Technology
School of Life Science and Technology
4)International Program for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Advanced Course of Materials Science and Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
・Physics

・Mechanical Engineering

・Systems and Control Engineering

・Electrical and Electronic Engineering

・Information and Communications  Engineering

・Materials Science and Engineering

・Chemical Science and Engineering

・Computer Science

・Life Science and Technology

・Architecture and Building Engineering

・Civil and Environmental Engineering

・Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
・School of Science

・School of Engineering

・School of Materials and Chemical Technology

・School of Computing

・School of Life Science and Technology

・School of Environment and Society

Advanced Course of Environmental and Energy Science and Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
Advanced Course of Information Technology and Systems Science
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
5)Education Program of Advanced Information Technology Leaders
·Multi-media processing discipline
·Human interface discipline
·Embedded software discipline
·Robot informatics discipline
Master's Program
Doctoral Program
・Mechanical Engineering

・Systems and Control Engineering

・Mathematical and Computing Science

・Computer Science
・School of Engineering

・School of Computing

6)International Graduate Program for Global Leaders on Engineering Systems with Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies
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Master's Program
Doctoral Program
Industrial Engineering and Economics
School of Engineering
7)International Program on Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Integrated Doctoral Education Program
・Architecture and Building Engineering

・Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Environment and Society

*Syllabi (for reference) (To be notified)

N.B. There are three types of programs in the International Graduate Program (A): Integrated Doctoral Education Program, Master's Program, and Doctoral Program.  Each program is outlined below.

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. For a Doctoral degree, 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. Doctoral Program

Students enrolled in the Doctoral degree program are expected to successfully complete their supervised study within three years. To attain a Doctoral 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 and research 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:

A. 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 September 22, 2016.
(2) Persons who have graduated from a university or college in Japan.
(3) 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 September 22, 2016.

B. Doctoral Program

(1)Persons who have successfully obtained a degree equivalent to a Master's degree or a professional degree at a university or college outside Japan, or who are expected to do so by September 22, 2016.
(2) Persons who have obtained a Master's degree or a professional degree in Japan.
(3) Persons who do not meet the eligibility conditions (1) or (2) but are individually assessed and recognized by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School as having academic abilities equivalent to or higher than that of a holder of a Master's degree or professional degree and who are at least 24 years old by September 22, 2016.

 

The Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents are required for applicants who apply under the eligibility conditions A(3) or B(3). Applicants will be informed of the results of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in early January 2016.

 
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 September 22, 2016.

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 advisor. 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 advisor.

Note:
Faculty members will be affiliated with schools and assigned to teach for a major. Requirements for the completion of a degree will be stipulated for each major. Students must select a major. Please ask your intended academic advisor which major you should select.

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 advisors 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)
1)For applicants to the Master's or Integrated Doctoral Education Programs: an outline of your study or research in your undergraduate course.
2)For applicants to the Doctoral Program: a summary of your thesis or, if the applicant has not written a Master's thesis, please submit a summary of the Master's Program research.
[Applicants for the Doctoral Program under eligibility condition B (3) are not required to submit this.] 

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 1, 2013. Score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL or TOEIC (TOEFL-ITP, TOEIC-IP) 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 advisor 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 advisor'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 for both undergraduate and graduate education (where relevant) 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 advisor 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.

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:

1)For applicants to the Integrated Doctoral Education Program and Master's Program:
・Certificate of Enrollment as a research student/fellow after graduation from an undergraduate course of study at a university

2) For applicants to the Doctoral Program:
・Research Achievements
・Outline of Research (free format, approximately 300 words)

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

Submission of Application Documents

The completed application documents must reach the Admission Division no later than November 30, 2015 by registered mail, courier service or a similar service.

  • Mailing Address:
    Admission 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. Application, Admission and Tuition Fees

Applicants who are not recipients of the MEXT scholarship will be required to pay the following application fee, even if he/she fails to be admitted or declines to enroll:

Application Fee
¥30,000(JPY)

The application fee is accrued at the time of application, and all applicants must pay it in principle.
In the case of recipients of the MEXT scholarship, the application fee shall be waived.

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

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

(The admission and tuition fees are subject to change.)

Applicants will be informed of the method of payment in mid-March when they are notified of their admission results.

The admission fee and tuition fee can be exempted or their payment can be 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.

Teaching or Research Assistantship for the Doctoral Program

In an effort to ease the financial burden incurred by doctoral students, Tokyo Tech has established a Teaching and Research Assistantship ("TRA") which covers the tuition fee. Doctoral students who have enrolled and paid the aforementioned fees may be eligible to apply for financial aid through the TRA and receive a sum equivalent to their tuition fees.

7. Scholarships

* Japanese citizens may not apply for the following scholarships. Japanese citizens should refer to the following website for relevant information: http://www.titech.ac.jp/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 July 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 2015 (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, 2016 to March, 2017 (6 months). You should pay the admission and the tuition fees even if you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship.

Inquiries

Admission Division, Student Service Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Tel: +81-3-5734-3990

(Office Hours: 9:00~17:15 except 12:15~13:15)
Fax: +81-3-5734-3676
Email: ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp