Published: June 12, 2023
National University Corporation Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) and National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have reached an agreement on the merger of their two national university corporations and universities to form one national university corporation and one university.
The new university name, “Institute of Science Tokyo” (tentative), has been chosen and submitted to the Council for University Chartering and School Juridical Person.
Prospective students should note the following in relation to the university integration.
The date is yet to be finalized but is expected to be sometime in the fall of 2024. However, the integration of national universities requires revisions of relevant laws, and the decision on the date will be largely affected by the progress of such issues. In any case, the two universities will merge into one new university as of the day of integration.
Degree programs, curricula, and enrollment capacity will remain unchanged at the time of integration. Discussions on possible changes will start afterward.
Up to the day before integration, current and newly enrolled students at Tokyo Tech or TMDU will belong to the university at which they enrolled. As of the day of integration, they will become students of the new university. If this day comes before the fall semester starts, students enrolled in the fall semester will be the new university’s first students.
Those completing their undergraduate and graduate programs on or after the day of integration will be graduates of the new university, and their diplomas will be issued under its name. However, we are considering including the name of each graduate’s former university on their diploma.
The entrance examination will initially remain unchanged, and any revisions to the format will be announced promptly. In particular, any changes that will significantly impact preparation of applicants for the undergraduate program will be announced about two years in advance.