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Applications and Admissions

Domestic students applying to UTokyo take the common national university entrance examination, following which successful students can choose to take the University of Tokyo’s entrance examination.

Undergraduate and graduate admissions are accepted for start in April and in October. Undergraduate information is usually available roughly nine months in advance and applications are usually submitted roughly four months in advance. The dates for graduate admissions vary widely. Please check the website of each Faculty or Graduate School for further information.

(As of April 1, 2021)

Applicants to undergraduate programs
Division Applicants Successful applicants Other Total entrants
Humanities and Social Sciences I 1,264 404 10 425
Humanities and Social Sciences II 1,016 355 9 374
Humanities and Social Sciences III 1,455 469 29 516
Natural Sciences I 2,989 1,122 14 1,167
Natural Sciences II 1,980 546 29 585
Natural Sciences III 385 98 - 101
Admission by recommendation 267 92 - -
Total 9,356 3,071 91 3,168

(Successful applicants in Admission by recommendation are included in Humanities and Social Sciences I to III and Natural Sciences I and II. "Other" includes entrants via government-sponsored and other special programs including PEAK.)

(As of May 1, 2021)

Applicants to graduate programs
Subject MA and Professional PhD
Applicants Entrants Applicants Entrants
Humanities and Sociology 343 116 119 70
Education 290 81 103 48
Law and Politics 835 221 41 17
Economics 388 99 51 25
Arts and Sciences 607 224 180 104
Science 637 358 218 179
Engineering 1,671 917 252 207

Agricultural and Life Sciences

417 300 127 110
Medicine 316 97 220 200
Pharmaceutical Sciences 102 82 49 45
Mathematical Sciences 105 43 26 25
Frontier Sciences 1,118 352 223 110
Information Science and Technology 658 256 96 66
Interdisciplinary Information Studies 371 99 53 31
Public Policy 268 78 7 2
Total 8,126 3,323 1,765 1,239
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