Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (C) Overseas or Domestic Application Guide

Enrollment Date: September 30, 2021

Number of Admitted Students: Several students for each department
Types of Programs: Master's Program, Doctoral Program
Application Period: January 20 – April 15, 2021 
Faculty List_IGPC_202109.pdf(as of March 4, 2021)

Download Application Form

[Application Packet]
Application Packet (PDF File) / (ZIP File)

[ Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility ]
Application Form for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility(PDF File) / (Word File)

Note:
1) Do not modify the original format of forms. (Word file)
2) The application should be typed if possible, or neatly handwritten in block letters.
3) Numbers should be in Arabic numerals.

Contents

1. General Prospectus

Tokyo Institute of Technology ("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. Programs

This recruitment prospectus is for the Master's and Doctoral Programs scheduled to begin in September 2021.

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 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 performance during the program may be able to shorten 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 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 shorten their period of study.

List of Departments

School
Department
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
Social and Human Sciences*

*Doctoral program only

*Syllabi (for reference)

3. Eligibility

Applicants who satisfy one of the conditions provided in A or B below.
Please note that applicants may NOT (i) apply to a different Tokyo Tech program before receiving admission results or (ii) submit multiple applications to different master's programs for the same enrollment period. Applications in either of the above two cases will be rejected or revoked.

A.Master's Program

(1) Persons who have successfully completed 16 years of education outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(2) Persons who have graduated from a university or college in Japan or are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(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 a bachelor's degree or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(4) Persons who have successfully completed 15 years of education and obtained a degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree outside Japan, or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date and are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech as having an outstanding academic record
(5) Persons whose countries do not require 16 years of education prior to completing an undergraduate-level education but who satisfy both of the conditions noted below and are individually assessed and recognized by the relevant School at Tokyo Tech 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 the day before the enrollment date.

B.Doctoral Program

(1) Persons who have successfully obtained a degree equivalent to a master's degree or a professional master's degree at a university or college outside Japan or who are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(2) Persons who have obtained a master's degree or a professional master's degree in Japan or are expected to do so by the day before the enrollment date.
(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 master's degree holder and are at least 24 years old by the day before the enrollment date.

The Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility and supplemental documents are required for applicants who apply under eligibility conditions A(4), A(5), or B(3). Applicants will be informed of the results of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in early May 2021.

Japanese citizens not residing in Japan, who satisfy the above conditions and have a visa* that enables 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 Admissions 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.)

Note:
The admission of applicants expecting to graduate from a university or college or obtain a master's or professional master's degree will be revoked should the applicant fail to do so by the day before the enrollment date.

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 supervisor. Applicants are required to communicate directly with their intended academic supervisor 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 are affiliated with schools and assigned to teach for majors. Students must select a major from those shown on the lists of faculties. Please ask your intended academic supervisor which major you should select. Requirements for the completion of a degree are stipulated for each major.

Please refer to the site regarding the procedure for finding an academic supervisor. Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.

Application Documents

NO.

Required Documents

0

1

2

3

Field of Study and Study Program [Research Proposal])

4

Official Academic Transcripts of Undergraduate and/or Graduate Programissued by the university previously attended/currently attending

The document must be emailed directly to the Admissions Division by the university that applicants previously attended or are currently attending.

(1) Applicants to the Master’s Program must submit academic transcripts of their undergraduate program

(2) Applicants to the Doctoral Program must submit academic transcripts of their master’s program

(3) Applicants to the Doctoral Programs of the following 10 departments must submit academic transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate programs

・Mathematics ・Physics ・Chemistry ・Earth and Planetary Sciences ・Mechanical Engineering ・Systems and Control Engineering ・Electrical and Electronic Engineering ・Chemical Science and Engineering ・Mathematical and Computing Science ・Computer Science ・Social and Human Sciences

5

Certificate(s) of (Expected) Graduation and Degree issued by the university previously attended/currently attending

The document(s) must be emailed directly to the Admissions Division by the university that applicants previously attended or are currently attending.

If the university or college dose not issue the above certificates, a certified letter confirming graduation or expected graduation and degree and certified English translation must be submitted.

If the applicant graduated or is graduating early or has skipped a grade or year, or an official document or letter issued by the university indicating as such must be submitted.

If the applicant’s university does not issue certificates of expected graduation and degree, an official letter issued by the applicant’s current university stating the applicant’s name, date of birth, affiliation, expected date of graduation, expected degree, and other relevant information may be accepted instead. If you are unsure, please consult the Admissions Division prior to submission.

6

Summary of Thesis or Research (free format)
(1) Applicants to the Master's Program must submit a brief summary of study or research in their undergraduate program.
(2) Applicants to the Doctoral Program must submit a summary of their thesis. Applicants who have not written a master’s thesis in their graduate program must submit a brief summary of study or research in their master’s program.
[Applicants to the Doctoral Program under eligibility condition B(3) are not required to submit this.]

7

English Proficiency Test Score Report ((Test Taker Score Report)

Applicants are required to submit English proficiency test score reports for the following tests taken on or after April 16, 2019. Applicants do not need to request ETS or the British Council to send their English proficiency score reports to Tokyo Tech.:

TOEFL iBT (including TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition)
TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution (taken in Mainland of China)
TOEFL Paper delivered Test
TOEIC L&R
IELTS Academic Module

Tokyo Tech will not accept score reports from the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program TOEFL(TOEFL -ITP), TOEIC (TOEIC-IP), TOEIC S&W, or other proficiency tests not specifically listed above.

Exemption from English Language Proficiency Test Score Report Submission

Applicants who meet either (or all) of the following conditions may be exempted from the English language proficiency test score submission requirement.

(i) Native English speakers

(ii) Students who have been awarded an undergraduate and/or graduate degree* from an institution where all instruction was in English

(iii)Applicants who have been granted a special waiver by the department director of the applicant’s prospective academic supervisor. (This is not applicable to applicants to the MEXT-SGU scholarship or ADB-JSP.)

Please note that the department of the applicant’s prospective academic supervisor will determine whether or not the applicant is exempted from this requirement.

Prior to submitting their application, applicants should consult their intended academic supervisor and obtain an email or a letter issued by the department to verify that they are exempted from requirement to submit test scores. After obtaining this verification, the applicant should submit a printed copy of the email or letter together with their other application materials.

Applicants considering applying for the waiver mentioned in (iii) above should outline the reason why they think they should be exempt from this requirement when contacting their intended academic supervisor.

*Undergraduate and graduate degrees should be equivalent to the Japanese educational definitions of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

8

Evaluation Sheet with Recommendation from a supervisor or head of department or similar official at the university previously attended/currently attending to verify the potential of the applicant

The document must be emailed directly to the Admissions Division by the referee.

9

Consent of a Tokyo Tech Faculty Member
Email correspondence or any other verification that a Tokyo Tech faculty member has consented to act as academic supervisor during the intended period of study at Tokyo Tech

10

Copy of Applicant's Passport or Residence Card(showing the applicant's name, nationality, date of birth, and photo)
*Japanese citizens must also submit one photocopy of the page(s) of his/her passport that shows visas obtained in the country where he/she lives.

11

Verification of Application Fee Paymen(Examination Fee: JPY 30,000)
Applicants must pay the stated application fee by credit card within the application fee payment period.
Payment Period : January 20, 2021 April 15, 2021
Online payment by credit card → Please see the secure online payment website (e-shiharai.net)
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.
If you are a Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship student, you are not required to pay this fee. (Please submit documents to verify your scholarship status instead.)
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
3. Applicants who will receive the MEXT Scholarship and enroll at Tokyo Tech

Note:
Documents 4 & 5:If the original documents are written in a language other than English or Japanese, a certified English or Japanese translation must be attached. Translations should be certified by a public institution or the issuing university.

Application Documents for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility

Application form for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility
This form is only for applicants requesting special consideration based on eligibility condition A(4) and A(5) (A(3) if applicable) 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 (1-11) by the application deadline.
Please submit the application form with the following supplementary documents:
(1) 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) Applicants to the Doctoral Program
・Research Achievements
・Outline of Research (free format, approximately 300 words)

Application Documents for Scholarship

Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship listed in Section 7, “Scholarship” are required to prepare the necessary documents and enclose them along with the application documents listed above (1–11).Before applying for the scholarship, applicants are required to check the application qualifications carefully on the scholarship information website. Please refer to the explanation in Section 7, “Scholarship”in this application guide.

Submission of Application Documents

Digital versions of application documents (except for document 4, 5, and 8) as well as the pledge (document 0) must be sent by email to the Admissions Division by the deadline. Applicants do not need to send a hard copy of those application documents by postal mail. Applicants must send all application documents as PDF files and send them all in a single, password-protected ZIP file. Please be sure to notify the Admissions Division of the password in a separate email.

Official academic transcripts and certificates of (expected) graduation and degree (document 4 and 5) must be sent by the university attending/attended, and the recommendation letter (document 8) must be sent by the applicant’s referee via email directly to the Admissions Division by the deadline. Applicants must consult the university attending/attended and referee before sending the application documents.

Email address for submission: igp.submission@jim.titech.ac.jp
When submitting, please write the following in the subject line:
[Submission] IGP(C)2021.09_Applicant’s FULL NAME
Deadline for Submission: April 15, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. (Japan Time)

Note:
(1) Tokyo Tech will not accept or consider any documents received after the stated deadline or any incomplete applications.
(2)Admission may be withdrawn at any time, even after enrollment, if the application documents are found to be invalid or contain false information.
(3) The information provided in application documents is used only for entrance examinations and related purposes. The policy regarding the use of personal information is as follows:
a. Personal information obtained through the application process will be used for selection of applicants. Only in the case of enrolling applicants will it be used for (i) enrollment procedures, (ii) administrative purposes (student records, academic guidance), (iii) student support (health management, career support, application for scholarships and tuition exemption), and (vi) procedures related to the collection of tuition.
b. Entrance examination results may be used in the future to improve applicant selection methods.
c. In performing the tasks described in items a and b, some duties may be delegated to outside contractors. These contractors may, where necessary, be provided with all or part of obtained personal information to complete their duties.

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. The Announcement of Successful Applicants (in PDF format) will be posted on the website ("Admission Updates") around 15:00 on Thursday, June 9, 2021. Notification of result would be sent upon request by email. Inquiries via telephone, etc regarding the result of examination will not be answered.

Examination Period and Subjects
The examination period and subjects differs among departments. Please refer to the following contact details for inquiries and further information.

Department

Inquiries

Mathematics

dean@math.titech.ac.jp

Physics

Chemistry

jim@chem.titech.ac.jp

Earth and Planetary Sciences

admissions@eps.sci.titech.ac.jp

Mechanical Engineering

Systems and Control Engineering

https://educ.titech.ac.jp/sc/eng/admissions/
admissions@sc.e.titech.ac.jp

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

inquiry@ee.e.titech.ac.jp

Information and Communications Engineering

inquiry21@ict.e.titech.ac.jp

Industrial Engineering and Economics

igp@ml.me.titech.ac.jp

Materials Science and Engineering

mat.adm@mac.titech.ac.jp

Chemical Science and Engineering

ent_admin@cap.mac.titech.ac.jp

Mathematical and Computing Science

is-nyushi@c.titech.ac.jp

Computer Science

cs-nyushi@c.titech.ac.jp

Life Science and Technolog

bio.igp@bio.titech.ac.jp

Architecture and Building Engineering

inquiry@arch.titech.ac.jp

Civil and Environmental Engineering

inquiry@cv.titech.ac.jp

Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering

https://educ.titech.ac.jp/tse/eng/admissions/
admission@tse.ens.titech.ac.jp

Social and Human Sciences

head@shs.ens.titech.ac.jp

6. Enrollment Fee and Tuition

Those admitted into the Master's and Doctoral Programs will be required to pay the following fees.

Enrollment Fee JPY 282,000
Annual Tuition JPY 635,400
(Enrollment and tuition fees are subject to change.)

Payment of the enrollment fee and tuition for the spring (first) semester can be postponed, and payment of tuition for the fall (second) and subsequent semesters can be waived, upon application and approval. For details, please refer to the following site.
https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/enrolled/tuition/exemptions.html

7. Scholarship

Japanese citizens may not apply for the following scholarships. All applicants should refer to the following website for relevant information:

Tuition and Scholarships | Current Students

Ⅰ. MEXT Scholarship(University Recommendation -SGU-)

IGP applicants with outstanding academic performance records may have the chance to apply for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-). Those who apply for the scholarship must meet one of the following conditions:

1. Be applying for one of the doctoral programs in IGP (C) commencing in September 2021

2.Be applying for one of the master’s programs in IGP (C) commencing in September 2021 and be studying in the Tokyo Tech GSEP (Global Scientists

and Engineers Program as of April 2021.

Note: Undergraduate students as well as graduate students who are studying on other types of MEXT Scholarship are not eligible for this scheme, except for those who are in the Tokyo Tech GSEP on the MEXT Scholarship (special admission through university recommendation). Specifically, students who were not selected for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship; those who had the opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship but failed to do so, and those who will have an opportunity to apply for extension of their current MEXT Scholarship in the future are ineligible to apply for this MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation –SGU-).

This scholarship provides a monthly stipend of JPY 147,000 for master’s students and JPY 148,000 for doctoral students. This stipend is subject to change as specified by the regulations of the MEXT Scholarship program. Traveling expenses are not provided by MEXT. This scholarship will be disbursed from October 2021 to March 2022 (6 months). In addition, those who receive the MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-) will not be required to pay admission or tuition fees. The number of awards is very limited.

Students who intend to apply for the MEXT Scholarship (University Recommendation -SGU-) must complete a separate application for the scholarship. This scholarship is granted on an annual basis, and reapplication is necessary to receive continued funding.

For further information at:

University Recommendation -SGU- | Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship

Ⅱ. JASSO *Overseas applicants Only

Overseas applicants who enroll at Tokyo Tech 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 that doesn’t allow plural grants cannot apply for this scholarship simultaneously. The monthly amount of the JASSO scholarship is JPY 48,000 and is subject to change as specified by JASSO. The scholarship will be disbursed from October 2021 to March 2022 (6 months). Applicants must pay the admission and tuition fees even if you are selected for this scholarship.

At this point, no application documents are required for the JASSO Scholarship. Students who intend to apply for the JASSO scholarship must mark on the "CHECK LIST"(page 3). For those who marked JASSO, the Student Support Division will contact you for further instruction via email by August 2021.

Qualification criteria for the JASSO Scholarship

Your Japanese or English ability must be over the following level.

-Japanese: JLPT Level 1 or 2 or EJU over 200 in Japanese subjects

-English: Over B2 level in CEFR

Applicants are not required to submit any certificate to verify their Japanese or English proficiency upon application.

Ⅲ.Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

ADB provides scholarships for Master's Program students for one year with an extension to the second year of study, as appropriate, which shall be conditional on the scholar maintaining a satisfactory level of performance as determined by Tokyo Tech. The maximum duration of scholarship award is two years. It is strongly recommended to check the eligibility conditions of this scholarship. The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of JPY 147,000 per month, a book allowance of JPY 180,000 per year, a thesis allowance of JPY 50,000 per year, travel expenses, medical insurance and others. ADB-JSP scholarship recipients are not required to pay admission and tuition fees. Scholarship items and amounts are subject to change without notice. Applicants should include the scholarship documents in the same envelope with their IGP (C) application for admission. These Applicants should send their documents to the Admissions Division.

8. Others

Prevention of Infectious Diseases
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. Please set the password [tokyotech2021] on the health certificate (PDF or ZIP) to be uploaded. Please refer to the site for details

9. Inquiries

Answers to frequently asked questions about IGP admissions are included on the website below.
https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/graduate_school/international/international_graduate/igp_faq.html
For other inquiries, please contact the Admissions Division at ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp
When sending your question, please write the following in the subject line:[Question]IGP(C)2021.09_applicants's full name