Prospective Students

International Graduate Program (C) Overseas and Domestic Applications

Admission Date: Early April, 2020
Number of Admitted Students: Several students for each department
Types of Programs: Master's 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 Faculties, IGP(C)April. 2020PDF(as of July 17,2019)

Download Application Form

[ Application Packet ]
Application Packet (PDF file)PDF / (Word file)word

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

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.

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. Program

This recruitment prospectus is for the Master's and Doctoral Programs scheduled to begin in April 2020.

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

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 March 31, 2020
(2) Persons who have graduated from a university or college in Japan or are expected to do so by March 31, 2020
(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 March 31, 2020
(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 March 31, 2020 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 March 31, 2020

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 March 31, 2020
(2) Persons who have obtained a master's degree or a professional master's degree in Japan or are expected to do so by March 31, 2020
(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 March 31, 2020

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 November 2019.

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 March 31, 2020.

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.

For further information on faculty members, such as email addresses and contact information, please refer to the "STAR Searchouter" (researchers' database) on the Tokyo Tech homepage. Some academic supervisors may require the submission of additional documents before the stated deadline.

Application Requirements

NO.
Required Documents
0
ChecklistWord(original, no photocopies)
1
Application Formexcel (original, no photocopies)
2
3
Official Academic Transcripts (originals or certified copies)
1) For applicants of the Master’s Program: academic transcripts for the undergraduate program
2) For applicants of the Doctoral Program: academic transcripts for the master’s programs
3) For applicants of the Doctoral Programs of the following departments:transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended;
・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
4
Certificate(s) Confirming Graduation and Degree or Expected Graduation and Degree from the last university attended (originals or certified copies)
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.
5

Summary of Thesis or Research (free format)

1) For applicants to the Master's Program: an outline of your study or research in your undergraduate course.

2) For applicants to the Doctoral Program: a summary of your thesis or, if you have not written a master's thesis, a summary of your master's program research

[Applicants to the Doctoral Program under eligibility condition B(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, the revised TOEFL-Paper-delivered Testing, TOEIC L&R, or the IELTS Academic Module taken on or after October 31, 2017.
・Tokyo Tech will not accep score reports from the Institutional Testing Program of TOEFL and (TOEFL-ITP) 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.”
Note that score sheets downloaded from a website will not be accepted.
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 RecommendationWord (in a single document) from a supervisor or head of department or similar official at the last university attended to verify the potential of the applicant (original, no photocopies)
8

Consent of a Tokyo Tech Faculty Member

Attach a printout of email correspondence or any other proof to verify that a Tokyo Tech faculty member has consented to be the applicant's 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)

*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.

10

Application Fee(Examination Fee): 30,000 (JPY)

Applicants must pay the stated application fee by credit card within the application fee payment period.

Payment Period : August 20, 2019 October 30, 2019

Online payment by credit card → Please see the secure online payment website (e-shiharai.netouter)

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. In that case, please submit documents to verify your scholarship status.

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

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, courier, or a similar service.

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.

Please don't staple application materials. 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 and Scholarships

NO.
Required Documents
1

Application for Individual Assessment of Admission Eligibility (attached form) with the following supplementary documents:

1) For 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) For applicants to the Doctoral Program

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

This form is only for applicants requesting special admission 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 –10) by the application deadline.
2

Scholarship Application Documents

Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship listed in Section 7, "Scholarship" are required to prepare the necessary documents and enclose such documents along with the application documents listed above (1–10).
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" of this application guide.

Submission of Application Documents

The completed application documents must reach the Admissions Division no later than October 30, 2019 by registered mail, courier, or a similar service.

Mailing Address: Admissions Division
Student Services 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 the submitted documents. Please keep a copy of all documents for personal reference. Should a document not be reissuable, please submit a certified copy instead.
4) 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. Notification of admission results will be sent to all applicants in Late June 2019.

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
office@chem.titech.ac.jp
Earth and Planetary Sciences
chair@eps.sci.titech.ac.jp
Mechanical Engineering
admission@mech.e.titech.ac.jp
Systems and Control Engineering
admissions@sc.e.titech.ac.jp
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
inquiry@ee.e.titech.ac.jp
Information and Communications Engineering
inquiry19@ict.e.titech.ac.jp
Industrial Engineering and Economics
matsui.t.af@m.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-nyushi2019@c.titech.ac.jp
Life Science and Technology
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
admission@tse.ens.titech.ac.jp
Social and Human Sciences
yumiyama@ila.titech.ac.jp


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

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

The admission fee and tuition fee can be waived or their payment postponed in certain cases. Students hoping for exemption or postponement should submit the relevant application forms,which can be found in the admission procedure packet.

Tuition and Scholarships | Current Students

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 April 2020

2. Be applying for one of the master’s programs in IGP (C) commencing in April 2020 and be studying in a Tokyo Tech undergraduate program on a Japanese-Korean Government Scholarship or on the MEXT Scholarship (special admission through university recommendation) as of April 2020.

Note: Undergraduate students who are studying on other types of MEXT Scholarship are not eligible for this scheme. Specifically, undergraduates 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 147,000 JPY for master’s students and 148,000 JPY 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 April 2020 to March 2021 (12 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 without other scholarships 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 cannot receive this scholarship simultaneously. The monthly amount of the JASSO scholarship is 48,000 JPY and is subject to change as specified by JASSO. The scholarship will be disbursed from April 2020 to March 2021 (12 months). Applicants must pay the admission and tuition fees even if you are selected for this scholarship.


Inquiries

Admissions Division, Student Services Department
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Email: ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp