Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (B)-Tokyo Tech - RIKEN


Fall (September)

Number of Students Admitted

Several students for each department

Degree Program Offered

Doctoral program

Application Period

Mid January to Mid April

Preliminary Screening Period

Mid January to Mid March


Tokyo Institute of Technology ("Tokyo Tech") and RIKEN, a leading advanced research institute in
Japan, launched the Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International School ("Tokyo Tech-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 as well as a chance to carry out research at Tokyo Tech and RIKEN.
Tokyo Tech offers only the September admission option for this program. Tokyo Tech accepts
students to this program once a year in September.
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.

Applications are now closed. The next call for applications starts in January, 2023

IGP(B) Tokyo Tech - RIKEN International School commencing in September 2022

Application and Admissions Schedule

Application Period

January 19, 2022 – April 17, 2022

Deadline for Consent Mail/Letter Submission

March 4, 2022

Application Deadline

April 17, 2022 at 23:59 (JST)

Notification of Result

Mid-June 2022

Application Guide for IGP(B)Tokyo Tech - RIKEN International School commencing in September 2022

Application Procedures

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Gather information on Tokyo Tech websites
Find degree programs and research fields of interest, and search for possible academic supervisors. Make sure to look at the IGP application schedule
Check eligibility for each program
If you need to go through the individual assessment of admission eligibility* or are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the Admissions Division.
(*Application form is required. See step 6.)
Contact Tokyo Tech faculty member

Directly email intended academic supervisors at Tokyo Tech or RIKEN, and provide a self-introduction and letter of intent for your period of study at Tokyo Tech to obtain their consent.

List of Academic Supervisors

Submit the Contact Form to the appropriate contact person at
  • [Contact Person]
    Masahiko HARA, professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Tech

Contact Form

Notification of the preliminary screening results
The preliminary screening results will be notified to applicants by March 22, 2022, then they receive a URL and password required to access the online application system before Early April.
Prepare application documents

Note: Do not modify the original format of forms (Word file).

2. Application via Online SystemOpen/CloseOpenClose

3. Admissions ScreeningOpen/CloseOpenClose

4. Notification of ResultsOpen/CloseOpenClose

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 JPY 5,200 and are allowed free use of RIKEN housing or will be provided a housing allowance of up to JPY 70,000 per month. Both allowances will be provided for up to three years.

Application, Enrollment Fees, and Tuition

Application Fee

JPY   30,000

Enrollment Fee

JPY 282,000

Annual Tuition

JPY 635,400


Measures to help control infection for international students

To manage the risk of infectious diseases at the Institute, international students
(including those from other domestic universities, technical colleges, and Japanese
language schools) who have passed the entrance exam, are urged to submit a
health certificate signed by a physician in the last three months before enrollment.

Application for COE

The Institute will apply on behalf of successful applicants for a Certificate of
Eligibility (COE) after the examination results are released. There may be cases,
however, where the COE application is rejected by the Immigration Services
Agency of Japan. Those without a COE will not be permitted to enter Japan, and
will be dismissed or withdrawn from the Institute if they have already completed
the enrollment procedure. In addition, enrollment and tuition fees will not be
refunded under any circumstances. As such, it is highly advisable that successful
applicants who fail to obtain a COE before the enrollment procedure takes place
apply for a postponement of payment of those fees.

FAQ & Inquiries

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