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1. Applying for Admission

GSFS conducts entrance examination twice a year, in August and February.

Application Examinations Enrollment
Schedule A late June August October, or April in the following year
Schedule B Late November February April or October

Academic calendar at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences may change in 2016.

Examination methods that international students take are Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education or Ordinary Examination. All department does not adopt both examination methods at each examination time, Schedule A and B. Therefore, please look into the guidelines well to find what methods is the best for your case. Guidelines are updated every April.

Guidelines for admission: http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/exam_e/

Applicants who are not fluent in Japanese are encouraged to take Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education because English is used in this method.

Inquiries should be sent to the Student Affairs Section (k-kyomu@kj.u-tokyo.ac.jp). All departments except for the department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, the department of International Studies, and the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science require applicants to come to Japan to sit for the examinations.

2. Applying for Admission with Scholarship Programs

GSFS and The University of Tokyo have been collaborating with some scholarship programs in which applicants will know a scholarship grant result prior to an admission result. ILO strongly suggest you first seek for the best scholarship program for you before or at the time of admission application so that you don’t have to look for financial aid after enrollment. Scholarship programs applicable after enrollment are limited, especially it is very hard for master course students to get one.

Available scholarship programs vary depending on department you are applying.

A. Any department at GSFS

The following scholarship programs may be available to students who are applying to any department at GSFS. Each scholarship program specifies their own qualifications, so please check well before application.

1) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation, each Japanese Embassy will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the Japanese Embassy that has jurisdiction over your residential area. In principle, MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in April.

2) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation for Chinese students

Chinese applicants follow a different schedule from the one of other nationals because the MEXT scholarship program is managed at the China Scholarship Council. The first contact is the China Scholarship Council accordingly.

Be noted that only those who are pursuing a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

3) MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation, each Japanese university will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the university you wish to study. MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in October only.

Applicants who have studied at GSFS as an exchange program student, or whose university has an academic exchange agreement with The University of Tokyo, are encouraged to apply. An application must come through from GSFS faculty members who plan to receive a student. The guidelines to recruit applicants will be open among GSFS faculty members early December, and its application period ends early January.

4) The University of Tokyo Fellowship

The University of Tokyo provides financial support to international students of excellent academic achievement in their academic research in a doctoral course of The University of Tokyo. Non Japanese nationals who are applying a doctoral course through Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education or Ordinary Examination are eligible. The monthly stipend is JPY 200,000.

5) China Scholarship Council

GSFS receives inquires from those applying to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for 国家建設高水平大学公派研究生項目. Students who wish to enroll in GSFS are expected to check the guidelines that become open to public mid November, and follow the guidance to apply for an acceptance letter with which you complete the scholarship application at CSC.

B. Departments at the Division of Environmental Studies (DES)

The following scholarship programs may be available. Each scholarship program specifies their own qualifications, so please check well before application.

1) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation, each Japanese Embassy will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the Japanese Embassy that has jurisdiction over your residential area. In principle, MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in April.

2) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation for Chinese students

Chinese applicants follow a different schedule from the one of other nationals because the MEXT scholarship program is managed at the China Scholarship Council. The first contact is the China Scholarship Council accordingly.

Be noted that only those who are pursuing a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

3) MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation, each Japanese university will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the university you wish to study. MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in October only.

Applicants who have studied at GSFS as an exchange program student, or whose university has an academic exchange agreement with The University of Tokyo, are encouraged to apply. An application must come through from GSFS faculty members who plan to receive a student. The guidelines to recruit applicants will be open among GSFS faculty members early December, and its application period ends early January.

4) The University of Tokyo Fellowship

The University of Tokyo provides financial support to international students of excellent academic achievement in their academic research in a doctoral course of The University of Tokyo. Non Japanese nationals who are applying a doctoral course through Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education or Ordinary Examination are eligible. The monthly stipend is JPY 200,000.

5) China Scholarship Council

GSFS receives inquires from those applying to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for 国家建設高水平大学公派研究生項目. Students who wish to enroll in GSFS are expected to check the guidelines that become open to public mid November, and follow the guidance to apply for an acceptance letter with which you complete the scholarship application at CSC.

6) Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program

The Division of Environmental Studies of GSFS has been appointed as one of the ADB-designated educational institutions since 2000. ADB-JSP covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000) and an allowance for your research activity. Be noted ADB-JSP is for master course students only and applicants must be from an ADB developing member country.

 

For those applying to the Department of Human Engineering and Engineered Environmental Studies, or International Studies

In addition to 1) to 6) scholarships, JASSO Scholarship – reservation program- may be available for non-Japanese nationals who do not live in Japan at the application time. Those who take the examination methods of Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education are eligible to apply. ILO will contact the possible candidates directly after completion of admission application.

C. Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment

The following scholarship programs may be available. Each scholarship program specifies their own qualifications, so please check well before application.

1) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation, each Japanese Embassy will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the Japanese Embassy that has jurisdiction over your residential area. In principle, MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in April.

2) MEXT Scholarship with Embassy Recommendation for Chinese students

Chinese applicants follow a different schedule from the one of other nationals because the MEXT scholarship program is managed at the China Scholarship Council. The first contact is the China Scholarship Council accordingly.

Be noted that only those who are pursuing a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

3) MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation

MEXT stands for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The MEXT scholarship is one of the best scholarship programs for international students applying to GSFS, which covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000).

In the scheme of the MEXT Scholarship with University Recommendation, each Japanese university will conduct the preliminary selection and recommend their candidates to MEXT. Therefore your first contact is the university you wish to study. MEXT expects their scholars to start their study in October only.

Applicants who have studied at GSFS as an exchange program student, or whose university has an academic exchange agreement with The University of Tokyo, are encouraged to apply. An application must come through from GSFS faculty members who plan to receive a student. The guidelines to recruit applicants will be open among GSFS faculty members early December, and its application period ends early January.

4) The University of Tokyo Fellowship

The University of Tokyo provides financial support to international students of excellent academic achievement in their academic research in a doctoral course of The University of Tokyo. Non Japanese nationals who are applying a doctoral course through Special Selection for Applicants with Overseas Education or Ordinary Examination are eligible. The monthly stipend is JPY 200,000.

5) China Scholarship Council

GSFS receives inquires from those applying to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for 国家建設高水平大学公派研究生項目. Students who wish to enroll in GSFS are expected to check the guidelines that become open to public mid November, and follow the guidance to apply for an acceptance letter with which you complete the scholarship application at CSC.

6) Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program

The Division of Environmental Studies of GSFS has been appointed as one of the ADB-designated educational institutions since 2000. ADB-JSP covers a round trip air fee, tuition, enrollment fee, and monthly stipend (about JPY 144,000) and an allowance for your research activity. Be noted ADB-JSP is for master course students only and applicants must be from an ADB developing member country.

7) Science without Borders

In 2014, the department Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment accepted applications from Brazilian who applying to a scholarship of the Science without Borders.

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