Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (B) Commencing in September 2017 Overseas Application 【Doctoral Program at Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School】

Admission Date: September 22, 2017
Number of Admitted Students: Several students
Type of Program: Doctoral Program
Application Period: March 15, 2017–May 9, 2017
(Preliminary Screening Period: March 15, 2017–April 12, 2017)

Application Form Download

[Contact Form ]
 Nano-materials and Nano-biomaterials (WORD file)word 

[Application Requirements ]
 Application Form(PDF file)PDF / (WORD file)word

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

Note:
1) Do not change the downloadable form. (WORD file)
2) The application should be typed if possible, or neatly handwritten in block letters.
3) Numbers should be in Arabic numerals.

1.General Prospectus

Tokyo Institute of Technology (“Tokyo Tech”) and RIKEN, a leading advanced research institute in Japan (http://www.riken.jp/en/), launched the Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School in April 2008.

The main purpose of this program is to offer international students an opportunity to enroll in a Doctoral program at Tokyo Tech. Tokyo Tech only offers the September admission option for this program.
The academic supervisors will be both Tokyo Tech and RIKEN professors who specialize in the field of research of the participating students.

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.

2.Program

Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School, one of the International Graduate Programs, offers a course of study in Nano-material and Nano-biomaterials.
This recruitment prospectus is effective for the Doctoral Program scheduled to begin in September 2017.

* Syllabi (for reference)outer

Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program are expected to successfully complete their supervised study within three years. To attain a doctoral degree, students need to earn the designated number of credits outlined by their department in a predetermined program of study; complete and receive approval of their research theses; 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

Non-Japanese citizens not residing in Japan, who satisfy one of the following conditions:

(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 21, 2017
(2) Persons who have obtained a master's degree or a professional degree in Japan
(3) Persons who do not meet eligibility conditions (1) or (2) but are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech as having academic abilities equivalent to or higher than that of a master's degree or professional degree holder and are at least 24 years old by September 21, 2017

The Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents are required for applicants who apply under the eligibility condition (3). Applicants will be informed of the results of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in the middle of June 2017.

Note:
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 21, 2017.

4.Application Procedures

Prior to submitting the application materials to the Admissions Division, applicants are required to contact the Contact Person. The email address is: titech.riken (at) jim.titech.ac.jp (Replace the (at) in the email address with an @ mark.) Use the Contact Form and establish contact no later than April 12, 2017.

The Contact Person will inform you of the preliminary screening result. After you get the result from the Contact Person by April 26, 2017, you must submit your formal application. Please be sure to email the Contact Person if you have not received your result by April 26, 2017.

Some additional documents may already be required before the stated deadline. Applicants need to check the web page periodically and make inquiries to the Contact Person about the course requirements. Contact Person information is provided in the course information described below.

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, an official document or letter issued by the school indicating as such.
5

Summary of Thesis (free format)

A summary of your thesis or, if the applicant has not written a master’s thesis, a summary of the master’s program research.

[Applicants under eligibility condition (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 May 10, 2015. Score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL and TOEIC (TOEFL-ITP, TOEIC-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 Tech, ensuring that it reaches the Admissions Division by the designated deadline. Tokyo Tech’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 their intended academic supervisor prior to submission of the application form to verify that they are exempt 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 and doctoral degrees.
7
Evaluation Sheet with Recommendation (in a single document) from a supervisor or head of department or similar official at the last university attended to verify the potential of the applicant (attached form, original, no photocopies)
8
Applicant’s Passport (one photocopy of the page(s) with the applicant’s name, nationality, date of birth, and photo)
9
Application Fee: ¥ 30,000 (JPY)

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

Payment Period: March 15, 2017May 8, 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. and 2. below), the application fee may be refunded. In these cases, 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.

Note:
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:

・Research Achievements
・Outline of Research (free format, approximately 300 words)

This form is only for applicants requesting special admission consideration based on eligibility condition (3), 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 May 9, 2017 by registered mail, courier, or a similar service.

Mailing Address:
Admissions Division
Student Services 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, 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 reissuable, 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 the middle of July 2017.

6. Admission and Tuition Fees

Those admitted into the Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School will be required to pay the following fees.

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

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

7. International Program Associate

Students of this program will be admitted as International Program Associates of RIKEN and will be subject to the review and approval of both Tokyo Tech and RIKEN. Students will receive daily living expenses of ¥5,200 (JPY) and, in addition, a housing allowance of up to ¥70,000 (JPY) per month. Both allowances will be provided for up to three years.

Inquiries

Admissions Division, Student Services Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
2-12-1 W8-103 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN
Tel:+81-3-5734-3990
Fax:+81-3-5734-3676
Email:ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp

(Office Hours: 9:00~17:00 except 12:15~13:15)