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Graduate School Admissions

     At a Graduate School, students may enroll either as a regular student or an international research student. For degree programs offered in Japanese, please note that a high level of Japanese proficiency is required. The University also offers a variety of graduate degree programs taught in English, some of which do not require Japanese proficiency. A list of these programs can be viewed here: Degree Programs Offered in English for Graduate Students.

For procedures necessary when applying for admission via a Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship, please visit the following page: Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship and Other Programs.

(1) Admission Requirements (Master's or Doctoral program)

     Those who wish to enroll in a Master's or Doctoral program are required to take an entrance examination conducted by The University of Tokyo.

     For Master's programs, a Master's degree will be granted to those who have attended the school for at least 2 years, studied the subjects and earned the credits specified by each Graduate School, and passed the thesis review and final examinations after the requisite academic guidance.

     For Doctoral programs, a Doctoral degree will be granted to those who have attended the school for at least 3 years, studied the subjects and earned the credits specified by each Graduate School, and passed the thesis review and final examinations after the requisite academic guidance. The Graduate School of Medicine (excluding Health Sciences, Nursing Science, and International Health courses), the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences consist of Doctoral programs that require a minimum of 4 years of attendance. For further information, please contact the Graduate School you wish to attend.

(2) Enrollment as Postgraduate International Research Students

     International research students belong to a special category for those who wish to engage in research activities in specialized fields at a University of Tokyo Graduate School. No degrees or qualifications are awarded to postgraduate research students after the completion of a research term.

Qualifications for Applying

     Qualified applicants are non-Japanese nationals who have academic abilities equal to those of qualified applicants for regular Master's programs or Doctoral programs at University of Tokyo Graduate Schools. However, qualifications may vary depending on the Graduate School. For details, please contact the Graduate School you wish to attend.