Prospective Students

IGP(B) Application (Application for Students Seeking Scholarships offered by Organizations/Governments other than the Japanese Government)

Enrollment Date: Late September, 2020 (to be announced)

Number of Admitted Students: Several students in each department
Type of Program: Doctoral Program
Application Period: August 20, 2019 - October 30, 2019

(Please note that application documents sent before the application period would not be accepted.)

List of Fuculties IGP2020 PDF(as of July 17,2019)


Application Form Download

[ Application Requirements ]

Application Packet PDFApplication Packet(PDF file) / wordApplication Packet (Word File)

[ Application Requirements for Individually Assessed Students]

 Application Form for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility PDF(PDF file) / word(Word File)

NOTE : Do not change the downloadable form. (WORD file)

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 Japanese language ability, to enroll in Tokyo Tech’s Master’s or Doctoral Programs and pursue an advanced degree in Japan.

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 program aims to recruit qualified students who are expected to apply for a scholarship offered by a non-Japanese government or organization before their enrollment in a Doctoral Program at Tokyo Tech, and thus need to obtain written confirmation of admission to the Program. Funders of scholarships provided to past applicants include the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) and the Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE or DIKTI).

This recruitment prospectus relates to Doctoral Programs scheduled to begin in September 2020.

Students 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 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

School
Department
School of Science
Physics
Chemistry
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

*Syllabi (for reference)

3. Eligibility

Non-Japanese citizens not residing in Japan, who satisfy ALL of the following conditions:

(1) Persons who are expected to apply for a scholarship offered by a non-Japanese government or organization before their enrollment in a Doctoral Program at Tokyo Tech.

(2) Persons who need to obtain written confirmation of admission to a Doctoral Program at Tokyo Tech and submit it to the organization offering a scholarship.

(3) Persons who satisfy one of the following conditions:

(a) 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 the day before the enrollment date.

(b) Persons who have obtained a master's degree or a professional master's degree in Japan.

(c) Persons who do not meet eligibility conditions (3)(a) or (3)(b) 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 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 condition (3)C. Applicants will be informed of the result of their individual assessment of admission eligibility in late November 2019.

Note:

The admission of applicants expecting to obtain a master’s or professional master's degree from a university or college 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 contact their intended academic supervisor at Tokyo Tech directly 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 a major. Students must select a major from the faculty list. Please ask your intended academic supervisor which major you should select. Requirements for the completion of a degree are stipulated for each major.

For further information on our faculty members, such as email addresses and contact information, please refer to the “STAR Search” (researchers database) on the Tokyo Tech home page. Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.



[Application Requirements]

NO.
Required Documents
0
Checklist (original — no photocopies)
1
Application Form(original — no photocopies)
2
3
Official Academic Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools (originals or certified copies)
4
Certificate of Graduation or Expected Graduation from graduate school (originals or certified copies)
If the applicant graduated or is graduating early or has skipped a grade or year, an official document or letter issued by the school indicating as such must be submitted.
5
Summary of Thesis (free format)
*If the applicant has not written a Master's thesis, please submit a summary of the Master's program research.
[Applicants under Eligibility for (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 Paper delivered Testing, TOEIC L&R, or the IELTS Academic Module taken on or after October 31, 2017. Tokyo Tech will not accept score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL and TOEIC (TOEIC-IP), TOEIC S&W, or other proficiency tests not specifically listed above.

Applicants can request ETS or the British Council to send an official score report directly to Tokyo Tech, ensuring that it reaches the Admissions Division by the designated deadline. Tokyo Tech’s institutional code number for ETS is “0215.”

Exemption from English Language Proficiency Test Score Report Submission
Applicants who meet either (or both) 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

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 with 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.

*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, head of department or similar official of the last university attended to verify the potential of the applicant (original)
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 act as academic supervisor during the intended period of study at Tokyo Tech.
9
Applicant's Passport(one photocopy of the page(s) with the applicant’s name, nationality, date of birth, and photo)
10
Copy of the Application Guide for Scholarships offered by a non-Japanese government or organization for which applicants are expected to apply

Note:

Documents 0-2:an electronic file must be submitted to the admissions division at ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp before sending hard copies of the all documents (0-10) listed above to the Admissions Division by registered mail.
Documents 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 with the following supplementary documents:

・Research Achievements

・Outline of Research (free format, approximately 300 words)

This form is only for applicants requesting special admission consideration based on eligibility condition (3) C as set forth in Section 3, “Eligibility” in this application guide.

These documents should be submitted along with the application documents listed above (1–10) by the application deadline.

Submission of Application Documents

The completed application documents must reach the Admission Division no later than October 30, 2019 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) The applicant is responsible for the tracking and receipt of all materials. Tokyo Tech strongly encourages sending the documents by registered mail, courier, 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 submitted documents. Please keep a copy of all documents for personal reference. Should a document not be reissuable, please submit a certified copy instead.

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. Notifications of admission results will be sent to all applicants in January 2020.


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
Physics
Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering
Systems and Control Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Information and Communications
Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Economics
Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical Science and Engineering
Mathematical and Computing Science
Computer Science
Life Science and Technology
Architecture and Building Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transdisciplinary Science and
Engineering
Social and Human Sciences

6. Admission and Tuition Fees

Students admitted into the Doctoral program will be required to pay the following fees.

Admission Fee
JPY 282,000
Tuition Fee (yearly)
JPY 635,400
(The admission and tuition fees are subject to change.)

Applicants will be informed of the payment methods for the above fees along with a notification of admission results in January 2020.

7.Inquiries

Admissions Division
Student Service Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
E-mail: ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp