Information for each program will be posted at different times on the following web page, as it becomes available:
- International Graduate Program | Information for International Students | Prospective Students
It's a screening procedure conducted by each department to assess the eligibility of individuals wishing to apply for a master's or doctoral degree program. Individuals who have not completed (or are not expected to complete) a bachelor's degree program or master's program may be deemed eligible to apply if they meet certain requirements. Holders of a bachelor's or master's degree (or expected holders) do not need to request the Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility. For details, please refer to the eligibility criteria set for each program.
If you graduate with a degree before the intended program starts, you will be eligible. Please submit an original certificate of expected graduation and degree.
We advise you to read through the relevant application guide first. The Eligibility section in each guide explains who must go through the screening along with the eligibility conditions.
The eligibility screening is not required for individuals who have successfully completed 16 years of education outside Japan and obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date. Most applicants fall under this category.
If you only fall under eligibility condition (3), (4) , or (5) in the application guide for IGP(A) (A(3), A(4), or A(5) in the application guide for IGP(C)), you must contact our Admissions Division before proceeding with the application as explained in the guide, stating the reasons why you have determined that you fall under the selected condition.
Yes. However, you may be ineligible to apply for the MEXT scholarship. As requirements and conditions for the scholarship change each term, please ensure to check the application guide for your intended scholarship period.
Japanese citizens who satisfy the eligibility criteria for each IGP and who hold a visa* that enables them to stay for a long period in the country where they currently lives, may apply for this program. Applicants who are Japanese citizens should consult the Admissions Division prior to application.
* Permanent residence, student visa, work visa, etc. (Working holiday visas, tourist visas, short-term stay visas, etc. are not accepted when applying for this program.)
All required application documents must be submitted by the application deadline via online. If not, the application will be rejected.
No. If you are applying for the Integrated Doctoral Education Program under IGP(A), you are required to complete both master’s and doctoral programs. Since you have completed a master's program, you may be able to complete the Integrated Doctoral Education Program in a shorter time. Whether you can shorten the program period is decided by the department.
I am going to apply for a scholarship provided by the government of my home country. Should I apply for IGP(B) Early Application for applicants seeking scholarships from their home governments or IGP(C)?
If the scholarship is conditional on being admitted to Tokyo Tech, apply for IGP(B) Early Application for applicants seeking scholarships from their home governments.
There are four differences.
1)Type of degree program:IGP(A) offers a two-year master’s program and a five-year integrated doctoral education program, the latter of which combines the master's and doctoral programs so that graduate students can obtain both degrees within three to five years. IGP(C) offers a two-year master’s program and a three-year doctoral program.
2)Curricula: IGP(A) is a theme-oriented program; each theme is decided by the School. IGP(C) is organized by the department.
3)Students with outstanding academic performance may have the chance to be recommended as MEXT scholarship students. Applicants of IGP(A) may have more of a chance than those of IGP(C) since IGP(A) has more slots for recommendations.
4) Enrollment time: Enrollment time for IGP(A) is in fall every year while IGP(C) is accepting students’ enrollments in both spring and fall.
Applicants are not permitted to do the following:
- Apply to a different program at Tokyo Tech while awaiting admission results for another program
- Submit applications to multiple master’s degree programs for the same enrollment period
In both of the above cases, applications will be rejected or revoked. There are no restrictions regarding applications to programs offered by other universities.
May I apply for an IGP program and also apply to be a research student under a JICA program such as the JICA SDGs Global Leadership Program, JICA ABE Initiatives, and the JICA Master's program on Development of Core Human Resources in Agricultural Sector in Myanmar?
If you apply for a MEXT scholarship under IGP(A) or (C), you cannot also apply to be a MEXT scholarship research student. You are allowed to apply for IGP(A) or (C) as a privately funded student and also apply to be a MEXT scholarship research student.
Yes, Applicants must submit all application documents including academic transcripts, certificate of (expected) graduation, and (expected) degree via online.
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.
If you are unable to submit a certificate of expected graduation and degree, you must submit a university-issued letter stating your name, date of birth, student ID number, date of admission, expected date of graduation, name of the undergraduate/graduate degree program, and degree to be attained.
No. You are required to submit a test score report for TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL Paper delivered Test, TOEIC L&R, or the IELTS Academic Module taken within two years before the application deadline.
Applicants from countries where English is the native language (including the U.S., Canada, Northern Ireland, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand) may be exempted from the English language proficiency test score submission requirement. Whether or not you are exempt will be determined by each department. Prior to submitting your application, consult your intended academic supervisor and obtain an email or letter issued by his/her department to verify that you are exempt.
I have been awarded (am expecting to be awarded) a (mater's/doctoral) degree by an institution where all instruction was (is) in English. Do I still have to submit an English language proficiency test score report?
If you have been (or are expected to be) awarded a (master's/doctoral) degree by an institution where all instruction was (is) in English, you may be exempt from the test score submission requirement. Whether or not you are exempt will be determined by each department. Prior to submitting your application, consult your intended academic supervisor and obtain an email or a letter issued by his/her department to verify that you are exempt.
Only for unavoidable cases, you may ask your academic supervisor to submit your Evaluation sheet with recommendation and/or a recommendation letter to the Admissions Division directly. However, you must contact the Admissions Division yourself prior to the date stated in the “Deadline for consent mail/letter submission” of the Application Guides for the International Graduate Program.
We do not accept the Evaluation sheet with recommendation letter from your company's members. A recommendation letter written by your academic supervisor at the university you last attended is compulsory.
We do not accept the Evaluation sheet with recommendation letter from your workplace members. A recommendation letter written by your academic supervisor at the university you last attended as a student is compulsory.
I have obtained a master's degree but would like to apply for a master's program under IGP. Should I submit a recommendation letter from the supervisor of the bachelor's program or the master's program?
You can submit a recommendation letter from either one.
Yes, this is acceptable.
No, this is not acceptable. It must be signed by the dean or a person in an equivalent position.
Yes. Before applying, applicants should review the list of faculty members on their intended department’s website to identify a potential academic supervisor. Then check the IGP web page to confirm that the researcher is on the faculty list of their intended program. Contact him/her directly by referring to the contact information on the Tokyo Tech researcher database, STAR search.
After obtaining the consent email/letter, applicants need to send it to the Admissions Division then receive a URL and PW to required to access the online application system.
No, you cannot. After starting the application period, please carefully read the Application Guide for your intended commencing period, submit the letter to the Admissions Division, and prepare your application.
Yes. Only payment through e-shiharai.net is accepted.
Yes. Please register the applicant’s name and intended department properly, and complete payment through e-shiharai.net.
You can use debit cards issued by VISA and MasterCard.
Yes, on the condition that you are currently receiving the scholarship. Please submit a certificate verifying that you have been granted the scholarship (受給証明書).
Yes, you need to pay application fee upon application. However, after enrollment at IGP(B) of Tokyo Tech as a CSC scholarship student, the accounting division will contact you about the refund.
Yes. The accounting division will contact you about the refund after you enroll at Tokyo Tech.
Please contact your intended academic supervisor or your intended department. Contact information for each department is listed on the website and Application Guide of each IGP program.
No, you do not have to submit application documents for JASSO upon application for an IGP program. If you want to apply, tick "JASSO" in the "intended scholarship" page on the online application system and the Student Support Division will contact you after you are admitted.