UTokyo has a total of 10 Faculties, all of which offer undergraduate programs. A key feature of the undergraduate education is that the first 2 years (referred to as the Junior Division) are devoted to the study of liberal arts and the acquisition of fundamental skills necessary for further study. From the 3rd year, students proceed to one the 10 Faculties of the Senior Division and pursue their fields of specialization.
There are 2 processes for admission to the traditional undergraduate program of UTokyo. One is for students who graduated from high schools in Japan (General Screening Test) and the other is for students who graduated from high schools abroad (Special Screening Tests). As the majority of the courses in the traditional undergraduate programs are taught in Japanese, a high level of proficiency in Japanese is required upon enrollment.
Special Screening Test (Class-1) is the admission for non-Japanese nationals without permanent residency in Japan. Students admitted through this screening proceed to the Senior Division faculty and department that they indicated in their university application form, provided that they fulfill the requirements of the Junior Division.
Traditional Undergraduate Programs in Japanese
PEAK is a Bachelor of Arts program based on the traditional liberal arts curriculum treasured by UTokyo. After two years of liberal arts education, PEAK students advance to the International Program on Japan in East Asia or International Program on Environmental Sciences. No prior knowledge of Japanese is required, but compulsory Japanese language courses are included in the curriculum. PEAK is open to students who have received most of their school education in languages other than Japanese.
GSC is an undergraduate transfer program in the School of Science. Selected students are accepted into the 3rd year of undergraduate studies. Upon successful completion of 2 years in GSC, they will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from UTokyo.
• Taught entirely in English
• Fully supported accommodation
• Strong academic assistance: TAs, student tutors