Prospective Students

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

※Application for Commencing in September 2018 has been closed. Application guide for Commencing in September 2019 will be available in early August 2018.

Admission Date: Late September, 2018 (to be announced)

Number of Admitted Students: Several students in each department
Type of Program: Doctoral Program
Application Period: August 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017

List of Faculties, IGP(B)2018PDF

Application Form Download

[ Application Requirements ]

 Application Form PDF(PDF file) / word(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)

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 2018.

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 of Science
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
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

*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 admission date.

(b) Persons who have obtained a master's degree or a professional 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 admission 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 2017.


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


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]

Required Documents
Application Form (attached form, original — no photocopies)
Field of Study and Study Program [Research Proposal] (attached form)
Official Academic Transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate schools (originals or certified copies)
Certificate of Graduation from undergraduate school and 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, please submit an official document or letter issued by the school indicating as such.
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)(c) are not required to submit this.]
English Proficiency Test Score Report (original, no photocopies)
Applicants are required to submit English proficiency test score reports from TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT, TOEIC, or the IELTS Academic Module taken on or after November 2, 2015. Score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL and TOEIC (TOEFL-ITP, TOEIC-ITP, TOEIC-IP), TOEIC S&W, or other proficiency tests not specifically listed above will not be accepted.

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 TOEFL is “0215.”

It is possible that native English speakers or students who have been awarded an undergraduate and/or graduate degree* from an institution where all instruction was in English may not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. Such applicants should consult their intended academic supervisor prior to submission of the application form to verify that they are exempt from this requirement. Whether or not an applicant needs to provide an English proficiency test score report will be determined by the academic supervisor’s department and the requirement is not automatically waived.

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

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 (attached form) (original, no photocopies)
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.
Applicant's Passport(one photocopy of the page(s) with the applicant’s name, nationality, date of birth, and photo)
Copy of the Application Guide for Scholarships offered by a non-Japanese government or organization for which applicants are expected to apply


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]

Required Documents

Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility (attached form) 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 November 1, 2017 by registered mail, courier service or a similar service.

  • Mailing Address:
    Admissions Division
  • Student Service Department
  • West Bldg. 8E 212, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN
  • Tel: +81-3-5734-3990


1) Tokyo Tech will not accept or consider any documents received after the stated deadline or any incomplete applications.

2) Tokyo Tech cannot respond to inquiries regarding the receipt of individual application documents. 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 2018.

6. Application, Admission and Tuition Fees

Applicants are required to pay the following application fee.

Application Fee
¥30,000 (JPY)

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

Admission Fee
¥282,000 (JPY)
Tuition Fee (yearly)
¥535,800 (JPY)
(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 2018.


Admissions Division
Student Service Department