Prospective Students

International Graduate Program

Overview

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) launched its International Graduate Program (IGP) admissions in October 2007 as an opportunity for qualified international students, who may have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language, to enroll in master's programs, doctoral programs, and integrated doctoral education programs conducted entirely in English.

With a varied group of academic departments participating in IGP admissions, 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.

IGP(A) Overseas Application

Intended for those who seek

  • Integrated Doctoral Education (obtain both master's and doctoral degrees within 3-5 years)
  • Consideration for a Japanese government scholarship (MEXT)
  • Participation in a School-organized curricular program
  • September enrollment

Students' Voices

IGP(B) Overseas Application

(1) Tokyo Tech – Tsinghua University Joint Graduate Program

Intended for those who seek

  • Double degree (master's or doctoral) from Tokyo Tech and Tsinghua University
  • Nanotechnology Course, Bioscience and Biotechnology, or Decision Science and Technology Course
  • September enrollment

Note: Admissions to this program is limited to students already enrolled in Tsinghua university

(2) Tokyo Tech –RIKEN International School

Intended for those who seek

  • Doctoral degree program in Nano-materials and Nano-biomaterials
  • Joint supervision by academic supervisors at Tokyo Tech and RIKEN
  • Financial support for up to 3 years provided by RIKEN
  • September enrollment

Students' Voices

(3) IGP (B) for applicants seeking scholarships from their home governments

  • Scholarship funding that is conditional on the applicant's admission to Tokyo Tech
  • Doctoral degree only
  • September enrollment

IGP(C) Overseas or Domestic Application

Intended for all other applicants who seek

  • April or September enrollment
  • Master's or doctoral degree program
  • Courses of study available in nearly all of Tokyo Tech's 19 departments

Students' Voices

Admissions Schedule

  • Previous year
  • Application starts
  • Application
  • Interview/Examination
  • Notification of Result
  • Enrollment
 
IGP(A)
September
Enrollment
IGP(B)1
September Enrollment
IGP(B)2
September
Enrollment
IGP(B)3
September
Enrollment
IGP(C)
April
Enrollment
IGP(C)
September
Enrolment
 
Master's
Program
Doctoral
Program
Jan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aug.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sep.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oct.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nov.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dec.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Find Your Academic Supervisor

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 faculty member 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.

  • Step1

    Step1Review the list of faculty members on your intended departments' website to identify a potential academic supervisor.

    Schools, Departments, and Institute for Liberal Artsouter

  • Step2

    Step2Check the IGP page to confirm that the researcher is on the faculty list for your intended IGP.

  • Step3

    Step3Use Tokyo Tech's research database, "Star Search" to find faculty member's contact and other information.

    Tokyo Tech STAR Searchouter

Application and Admissions Procedures

Application
3 months before the
application period starts
1
Confirm eligibility set by each program
2
Select a program base on your research and future plans
3
Search your intended department's website for a Tokyo Tech faculty member
who could potentially be your academic supervisor.
Make sure he/she is on the faculty list on the faculty list of your intended IGP program,
then obtain his/her research information and contact details through STAR search,
Tokyo Tech's researcher database.
4
Contact your intended academic supervisor
and obtain his/her consent to accept you as a student.
2 months before the
application period starts
5
Prepare application documents Fill out application forms and
other documents that can be downloaded from the website for your intended IGP,
and prepare all required documents, such as English test score report,
transcripts, and other official certificates.
3-4 weeks before the
application deadline
6
Submit application documents
Admissions
1
Receive notification of the schedule for your interview and or examination
2
Attend a n interview and or take the examination
3
Receive notification of results

Application, Enrollment and Tuition Fees

  • Application fee :
    JPY 30,000
  • Enrollment fee :
    JPY 282,000
  • Annual tuition :
    JPY 635,400

Scholarship

Program
Scholarship
Remarks
IGP(A)
MEXT Scholarship
  • For each program, a few applicants with outstanding academic achievements
    will be recommended for this Japanese government scholarship.
  • English proficiency required
JASSO
English or Japanese proficiency required
IGP(B)
RIKEN International
Program Associate
  • Daily living expenses of JPY 5,200
  • Housing allowance
  • Airfare (1 round trip)
IGP(B)
Government scholarships
from applicants' home country
Applicants apply for a scholarship offered
by their government after they get admission into Tokyo Tech
IGP(C)
MEXT - SGU Scholarship
  • May be limited to applicants of a master's or doctoral program
  • English or Japanese proficiency required
JASSO
English or Japanese proficiency required
ADB - Japan Scholarship
  • Applicants of a master's program
  • A national of a country designated by ADB
    (applicants should be living in their home country at the time of application)
  • September enrollment only

FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about IGP admissions are included in the website below. For other inquiries, please contact the Admissions Division at ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp.

Publications

Study at Tokyo Tech

Study at Tokyo TechPDF

This brochure provides information in English for prospective international students of Tokyo Tech regarding campus life, scholarship programs, exchange and degree programs, accommodations, and much more.

International Graduate Program (IGP)

International Graduate Program (IGP)PDF

This brochure is a guide for the International Graduate Program (IGP), Master's and Doctoral degree programs conducted in English for International Students. It also outlines each program, shows an admissions schedule, application procedures, and includes the voices of past IGP students.

Contact

Admissions Division, Student Services Department
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Email ryugakusei@jim.titech.ac.jp