Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (C) Commencing in April 2017 Overseas Application

Admission Date: April 1, 2017
Number of Admitted Students: Several students in each department
Types of Programs: Master's Program, Doctoral Program
Application Period: September 1, 2016 - November 2, 2016

 

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

List of Faculties, IGP(C)2017PDF

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:
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 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. There are two periods of admission to this program: the Spring Program (admission in April), and the Fall Program (admission in September).

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.

2.Program

This recruitment prospectus is effective for the Master's and Doctoral programs scheduled to begin in April 2017.

1. Master's Program

Students enrolled in the Master's program are expected to successfully complete their supervised studies within two years. To attain a Master's degree, students need to take 30 credits or more outlined by their department in a predetermined program of study; complete and receive approval of a 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.

2. Doctoral Program

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 take 24 credits or more 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.

List of Departments

SchoolDepartment
School of Science Mathematics*
Physics
Chemistry*
Earth and Planetary Sciences
School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Systems and Control Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Information and Communications  Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Economics
School of Materials and Chemical Technology Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical Science and Engineering
School of Computing Mathematical and Computing Science
Computer Science
School of Life Science and Technology Life Science and Technology
School of Environment and Society Architecture and Building Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

*Doctoral program only

Applicants must consult his/her academic supervisor on a potential laboratory to join as laboratories may not always admit applicants at both degree levels.

*Syllabi (for reference)(To be notified)

3.Eligibility

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

A.Master's Program

(1) Persons who have successfully completed 16 years of education outside Japan or who are expected to do so by March 31, 2017.
(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 March 31, 2017.
(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 March 31, 2017 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 prior 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 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 March 31, 2017.

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 March 31, 2017.
(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 are at least 24 years old by March 31, 2017.

*Those who request the Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility to apply under the eligibility condition A(4), A(5) or B(3) are required to submit the application form and supplemental documents along with the application documents. -Applicants will be informed of the result of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in early December 2016.

*Applicants who apply under the eligibility condition A(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. Applicants who apply under A(3) should consult the Admissions Division before applying. 

*Japanese citizens, not residing in Japan, who satisfy the above conditions and have a 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 March 31, 2017.

4.Application Procedures

Prior to submitting the application materials to the Admission 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 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 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)

1) For applicants to the Master's program: 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 November 3, 2014. 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 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 and Doctoral degrees.
7
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)
8
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.
9
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.
10
Application Fee: ¥30,000 (JPY)

Applicants must pay the stated application fee by credit card within the application payment period. 
Payment Period : September 1, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Online payment by credit card → Please see the secure online payment website ( https://e-shiharai.net/english/outer
Please attach a printout of the "Payment Verification" page from this website to your application documents.  
Tokyo Institute of Technology 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 can be refunded. In these cases, the 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.

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 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 eligibility condition A(3) and A(4) for the Master's Program or B(3) for the Doctoral Program, as set forth in Section 3 "Eligibility" in this application guide.
These documents should be submitted along with the application documents listed above (No.1 ~10) by the application deadline.

Submission of Application Documents

The completed application documents must reach the Admissions Division no later than November 2, 2016 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-issuable, 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 late December.

6. Admission and Tuition Fees

Those admitted into the Master's and Doctoral programs 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.)

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 application form to be found in the admission procedure packet.

 

Teaching and Research Assistantship for Doctoral Program Students

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 fee.

7. Scholarship

Ⅰ.  MEXT Scholarship(University Recommendation -SGU-)
Applicants with outstanding academic performance records have the chance to apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend, \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.) Traveling expenses are not provided from MEXT. This scholarship will be paid from April 2017 to March 2018 (12 months). The scholarship period can be extended under some conditions specified by MEXT. Successful MEXT Scholarship recipients are not required to pay admission or tuition fees. The number of awards is very limited.

For further information at:

NOTE: The applicant will be required to withdraw from the scholarship if he/she is applying to more than one program which will be supported by MEXT scholarship or he/she is applying to Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship and MEXT scholarship simultaneously.
Ⅱ.  JASSO

Applicants who enroll in Tokyo Tech without other scholarship have the 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 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 April, 2017 to March, 2018 (12 months). You should pay the admission and tuition fees even if you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship.

* Japanese citizens cannot apply for this scholarship. Japanese citizens should refer to the following website for relevant information: http://www.titech.ac.jp/enrolled/tuition/index.html

Inquiries

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

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