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To international students who wish to enroll in The University of Tokyo

Admission to an undergraduate courses

    Students may enroll in an undergraduate course either as a regular student or a research student. Please note that most of the undergraduate lectures at The University of Tokyo, including those for international students, are conducted in Japanese. Therefore, it is important that all students master Japanese before enrollment. However, starting in October 2012, the University of Tokyo will launch PEAK undergraduate degree programs taught entirely in English. Students applying to these programs do not need any Japanese. For further information, see the website for PEAK undergraduate programs.

    (1) Enrollment in regular undergraduate courses

    A regular course at The University of Tokyo consists of the Junior Course, during which students study subjects from various disciplines, followed by the Senior Course, consisting of subjects specific to each
    faculty. The Junior Course takes place at the Komaba Campus for two years, followed by the two-year Senior Course at the Hongo Campus as well as Komaba Campus. After completing the combined four-year course and earning the specified credits, students will be awarded a bachelor's degree. For the School of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, the Veterinary Medical Science Course of the Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences will be granted respectively, after completing a four-year Senior Course and earning the specified credits.

    (a) Enrollment

    There are three types of enrollments: the general entrance examination (the same as that taken by Japanese students), a special screening for graduates from overseas schools, and a sepcial screening for the PEAK undergraduate programs. Those who wish to enroll in the University should choose one of the above methods. Regular courses start in April every year but the PEAK undergrduate programs start in October.

    (b) Qualifications for applying, application procedures and selection methods

    For details regarding the special screening for graduates from overseas schools, please refer to
    http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/e01_02_04_j.html

    For details regarding the PEAK undergraduate progrmas, please refer to
    http://peak.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    (2) Enrollment as undergraduate research students

    Undergraduate research students belong to a special category for those who wish to engage in research activities in specialized fields. No degree or qualification is awarded to undergraduate research students after the completion of a research term.

    (a) Qualifications for applying

    Applicants must be university graduates, or have completed 16 years of school education. However, some faculties may accept applications from those who have completed 14 years of education (equivalent of junior college graduates in Japan).

    (b) Application procedures

    All applicants are required to submit their application documents to the faculty they wish to enroll in. Since the immigration process for Japan tends to take a long time, it is necessary to complete the application procedures at least six months prior to admission. Please contact each faculty office for more information.

    Faculty

    URL

    (Information on undergraduate research students)

    Faculty of Engineering
    Faculty of Science
    Faculty of Agriculture
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Faculty of Education
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    http://www.f.u-okyo.ac.jp/~israr/e2.html

Admission to a graduate school

      At a graduate school, students may enroll either as a regular student or an international research student. Please note that most of the lectures at University of Tokyo graduate schools are conducted in Japanese. Therefore, it is important that all students master Japanese before enrollment. Some graduate schools require a Japanese Language Level higher than JLPTC level 2, as follows(Click here) .

      (1) Admission to regular programs (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. In principle, all regular courses start in April. For further information, please contact the graduate school you wish to attend.

      Graduate Schools URL(Admission Information)
      Humanities and Sociology
      Education

      http://www.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/postgraduate/examinfo_e.html

      http://www.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/download/index.php

      Law and Politics http://www.j.u-tokyo.ac.jp/in/index-english-gaikokujin.htm
      Economics http://www.gaia.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/is/index.html
      Science http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/nyu/tokubetu/enrollment_en.html
      Engineering

      http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/etpage/index.html

      Medicine http://www.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/index.html
      Mathematical Sciences http://liaison.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/Guide.html
      Frontier Sciences http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/renewal-e/sidebar-e.html
      Information Science and Technology http://www.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp/edu/entra/index_e.shtml
      Public Policy Japanese only http://www.pp.u.tokyo.ac.jp/admissions/index.htm

      For more information regarding application procedures, please make inquires to each graduate school approximately one year prior to prospective admission.

      Selection of applicants for Master's and doctoral programs is based on written examinations, oral examinations, document screening and medical examinations.

      (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 is awarded to postgraduate research students after the completion of a research term.

      (a) Qualifications for apyling
      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.

      Graduate Schools URL(Information on Postgraduate International Research Student)
      Humanities http://www.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/oiss/application/application.html (Japanese)
      Education

      http://www.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/postgraduate/examinfo_e.html

      http://www.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/download/index.php

      Science http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/koku/2008_en.html
      Engineering http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/etpage/index.html
      Frontier Sciences http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/j/exam/apr_sch0804.html
      Information Science and Technology http://www.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp/edu/entra/index_e.shtml

      (b) Application procedures
      All applicants are required to submit the documents listed below to the graduate school they wish to attend as research students. Since the immigration process for Japan tends to take a long time, it is necessary to complete the application procedures at least 6 months prior to admission.

      (c) Selection methods
      Applicants are screened based on their submitted application documents. However, some graduate schools may conduct oral or written examinations after applicants arrive in Japan.

      (d) Time of admission
      In principal, international research students start in April or October.

      (e) Period of attendance
      The period of attendance for postgraduate international research students is six months or one year. However, research students may apply for an extension for research purposes.


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